Turning Dumpsters Into Public Spaces And Material Transfer Stations
Oliver Bishop-Young, a graduate of Goldsmiths University recently presented two projects using skips (or dumpsters). The first project is a website called Skipwaste, that lists the location and contents of skips. Users can browse for materials they need on a map based interface, sorting by categories such as furniture, wood, metal and textiles. Great way to reuse on a P2P level, saving valuable materials from the dump.
His other project involves reusing empty skips in unusual ways. Eliminating wasted space in addition to physical waste, he's made swimming pools, mini parks, gardens, skateboard ramps and rooms out of the large metal garbage containers.