Ready to beat the heat this summer, but don’t want to travel far? Check out these fun and creative ways to take your mind off of the heat this summer by utilizing your dumpster!

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Pool Party

You can use an old dumpster by covering it and building a surrounding deck around it to create a large pool. This surrounding deck can be stained to match your home and backyard to produce a great finished look! This pool is a fantastic idea for hot summer days and fun backyard BBQ’s.

Lake Day

If you are hoping to get onto the lake this summer, but you don’t own a boat we have a great alternative for you! Create a boat with a plastic dumpster by attaching a motor so that you can cruise around or find some oars and you are ready to explore the water!

Get Your Hands Dirty

Turn your dumpster into your very own elevated garden! You could utilize this as a personal garden in your yard or turn it into a community garden that everyone can enjoy. This is a great way to get your mind off of the heat and get to know your neighbors.

Cruise the Open Road

Have you always dreamed of that top-down, convertible feel while cruising down the road? Where there is a dumpster, there is a way! Create a mobile, open-top car with your dumpster by building a motor onto the front. It’s an out-of-the-box way to enjoy the wind in your hair and the sunshine on your face. Dumpsters also make a great trailers for transporting all your summer toys.

Ramp it up

If you love to skate, but don’t live near a skate park, a dumpster ramp is a perfect answer for you! Simply build in the curved bottom and you’re ready to enjoy all of your favorite tricks!

There are endless opportunities to beat the heat this summer with these creative ways to utilize your dumpster! If you try any of these out, let us know what you thought of them on our Facebook page! We would love to hear from you!