The Great Dumpster Day
Our first thought... we can't fit in all in.
FILL THIS DUMPSTER IN FOUR HOURS
Twenty seven students and neighbors decided they could. This dumpster has a 40 cubic yard capacity.
Piles of holly have been building since the beginning of the year. Blackberry cane has been piling up along the city right-of-way since last September.
Here is how we did it...
It sounded like a swarm of giant termites.
We had to cut piles of holly down to little pieces, reducing the volume by 50%. It's amazing what 20 pairs of loppers can do in the hands of determined volunteers.
Piles had to be moved a little at a time. We started by dragging them behind a truck then discovered piles that big were too hard to get into the dumpster. So it was hand carry/drag and good conversation.
Several methods were tried. It's easy to get the first pile in. But then came the test: can we build the pile to the ceiling?
Bigger piles were tried after we found a "best Way" to stack the stuff.
How about a really big load? Notice how relaxed some people are? Others felt it the next day!
Strength and will... and a few people on the other side who volunteered to get "buried" then climb out over the top.
Photographer Teppei Sato has covered every event this year.
By popular demand the next BBQ will include our own invention... hamburger on a butter croissant. Didn't Have those this time and people noticed.
Bothell High School Earth Club and Honor Society: what a force. You have seen some of them in previous stories. Thanks all of you for helping. It would not have been completed without you.
Thank you. You all did a magnificent job!
Our future director will remember the day he helped fill this box to the top!
Waste Management Inc. for donating the dumpster.
Cedar Grove Compost for receiving 40 cubic yards of plant material.
Clearview Starbucks Coffee Shop
The Rose Foundation for the Grassroots Grant which enables our expanded stewardship.
2/25/2013 11:01:50 am
WOW! What a great turnout =] I'm so glad we have such a mighty force of volunteers that are willing to help advance FNCF's mission of improving North Creek Forest! It couldn't be done without them....
2/25/2013 11:52:59 am
Great job, Everyone! Of any of your environmental groups or clubs would like a presentation related to "Defending Water in Washington," please contact me at rr.Wolfe(at)comcast.net. A coalition of conservationists working to protect the S. Fork Skykomish
2/25/2013 11:56:56 am
Correction: "IF any..."
2/25/2013 11:38:58 pm
The UW-REN team wants to thank everyone involved with our project. We could not do this without you all. We wish to give a special thanks to, Mike from The Clearview Albertsons, Laura from the Clearview Starbucks Coffee Shop, Kathy from Waste Management and Marty Fries for opening up his house for the event.
3/23/2022 11:08:40 am
A great dumpster rental experience is what defines and sets us apart as the best Beaufort roll off dumpster rental company. Thank you, amazing post!
6/25/2022 11:07:44 am
We started by dragging them behind a truck then discovered piles that big were too hard to get into the dumpster. I’m so thankful for your helpful post!
8/11/2022 04:02:32 am
We had to cut piles of holly down to little pieces, reducing the volume by 50%. It's amazing what 20 pairs of loppers can do in the hands of determined volunteers. Thanks for your great post!
8/11/2022 10:08:08 am
Piles had to be moved a little at a time. We started by dragging them behind a truck then discovered piles that big were too hard to get into the dumpster. So it was hand carry/drag and good conversation. Informative article, thank you!
8/12/2022 09:24:41 am
Proof of residency may be required. For more information about Roll-Off Dumpster Day and other Solid Waste programs. Thank you for the beautiful post!
8/12/2022 10:16:54 am
If you’ve never taken advantage of Dumpster Day, it’s an amazing thing to watch the Fairfax County garbage trucks “eat” an entire couch. They also use a truck with a big crane which picks up all the large metal pieces.
8/13/2022 12:43:01 pm
Year Dumpster Day, Curbside Leaf Pickup, Street Sweeping, Snow Emergencies and more! Check out our Seasonal Announcement Pages below.
8/14/2022 02:54:30 pm
Bothell High School Earth Club and Honor Society: what a force. You have seen some of them in previous stories. Thank you so much for sharing all this wonderful info with us! It is so appreciated!
8/16/2022 02:26:16 pm
Amnesty Dumpster Day gives Germantown residents a chance to get rid of unwanted bulky items not picked up by sanitation service providers.
8/16/2022 03:04:43 pm
Piles can include debris that have fallen from trees over the winter. Brush from tree trimmings can be taken to Spring Dumpster Day on Saturday,
11/4/2022 10:37:14 am
For another great Dumpster Day Success. Deb puts in countless hours coordinating with the City, Edco, and neighbors to make sure our annual dumpster day goes off without a hitch.
11/10/2022 11:40:43 am
The main purpose of Dumpster days is to provide an outlet for members of the community to rid themselves or large items that don't qualify for normal trash pickup. I truly appreciate your great post!
11/12/2022 11:30:52 am
Dumpster Days are open for use by all county residents. The Department of Public Works encourages residents to take part in organizing or participating in a community cleanup in their neighborhoods. Thank you for taking the time to write a great post!
11/19/2022 01:57:36 pm
Dumpster Days is an opportunity for residents to recycle electronics waste for a small fee and dispose of unwanted bulky items, like mattresses and appliances, for free. I truly appreciate your great post!
12/1/2022 10:15:17 am
This is for disposal of regular household items and not large construction items or anything. Also other dumpster days are. I’m so thankful for your helpful post!
1/3/2023 03:44:28 pm
That is pretty cool that there are clubs out there that clean neighborhoods. My wife and I are going through a remodel and need a dumpster. We'll have to consider getting a dumpster with wheels to rent.
4/29/2023 03:36:54 pm
We ve participated in Eaton Township’s Dumpster Days for so many years, said Pat Lawson, Vice President of Corporate Risk and Compliance. Thank you for the beautiful post!
4/30/2023 11:56:57 am
Debris piles accumulate, couches sit on porches, overgrown bushes need pruning and everything needs a good raking. Dumpster Days is your chance to get your neighbors to work together and fill a dumpster with all of this junk.
4/30/2023 12:57:06 pm
Residents may drop off disposable items to dumpster locations in their neighborhood at no cost. Dumpster days are drop off only and do not include curbside collection services, except for seniors and residents with disabilities.
4/30/2023 02:21:55 pm
Your trash hauler to schedule this pickup. Trash requirements. If you are a Lenexa resident, you can also dispose of bulky items at our Dumpster Days, I’m so thankful for your helpful post!
5/1/2023 09:38:01 am
If you need to get trash dumped cheaper, including neighbors going in together to share the cost of renting a dumpster. There are some great companies with reasonable prices for dumpsters, especially if you share the cost with multiple neighbors.
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