a large metal or plastic bin for refuse designed to be hoisted onto a specially equipped truck for emptying or hauling away.
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How to use dumpster in a sentence
They never had to dive into dumpsters behind the 7-11 to fish out Playboy magazines.A Gift Guide 4 Teens Who Already Own Everything Anyone Could Ever Own | Eugene Robinson | July 9, 2021 | Ozy
That means a lot of recycled plastic can only be used to make items whose color doesn’t matter, such as benches and dumpsters.New recycling technologies could keep more plastic out of landfills | Maria Temming | April 29, 2021 | Science News For Students
For example, due to February storms and power outages, Portland grocer Fred Meyer threw out thousands of pounds of food, and called the cops on residents who attempted to salvage it from the dumpster.
It was Currey, who explained that he had found her wallet in the dumpster, and that he would like to return it to her.A homeless man found a wallet. After he returned it, a 12-year-old raised hundreds of dollars for him. | Sydney Page | January 6, 2021 | Washington Post
Yet the game never really explains why everyone looks like they just crawled out of a Best Buy dumpster.
He hangs up the phone, then flicks his cigarette into the grease dumpster, which erupts in flames.
UNDERWOOD: (now smoking next to the grease dumpster out back) Ah wish ah could.
BUSBOY: (screaming inside dumpster) WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN?!?!?!?
Micah asks one of her dumpster-diving friends, who scored a load of meat too big for any of them to finish.
A homeless man found her nude body in a dumpster on January 1, 2007.The Grim Sleeper’s Trial Is Moving at Snail’s Pace, and Victims’ Families Are Furious | Christine Pelisek | March 21, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
It wasn't as if sitting in the dumpster would infect it or something.Little Brother | Cory Doctorow
The cat sprang away, clawing up his face, leaping back onto the dumpster.Makers | Cory Doctorow
The dumpster was seven feet cubed, the duckies a few inches on a side.
There were thousands and thousands of duckies in the dumpster: more than they could ever fit into the Buick.
I found the most amazing cosmetics baskets at the Shiseido dumpster.