Live Dumpster weather – the data is coming from inside the can!

One of the main goals of Phase II is establishing a information baseline. We need to collect data about every aspect of Dumpster life so we have a basis for comparison when we move to the Ultimate Phase III Dumpster. The first suite of sensors are tracking the Dumpster conditions – Dumpster weather.  We launched this project component in July when connected the official Dumpster weather station. We’re now monitoring:

Interior temperature
Exterior temperature
Relative humidity, interior and exterior
Solar radiation
Rain
Wind speed
Wind direction
Dew point
Garden soil moisture content

Reporting live! We record a data point every 5 minutes and data uploads once and hour.

You can follow along here: https://www.hobolink.com/p/8ac64c3626248cac5454f90630a824b7weather

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CRAZY BUSY~

WARNING** The photos you are about to view may be disturbing to some viewers!! ALL of these projects are from TODAY!! Needless to say….We are CRAZY BUSY!! 

An old door, some vintage bread racks, rusty chain burlap and old chicken coop tin = A new display shelf for  sugar scrubs!

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You Get What You Don’t Pay For: My Best Travel Adventure Ever

In ten days, I covered 900 miles of southern Patagonia with about twenty different “rides.” I suppose it should come as no surprise that of all the activities of which I spent a pretty penny during my year traveling through Latin America (the Inka Trail, Carnaval in Rio de Janiero, etc.), my favorite moments were […]

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Education

The Dumpster Project invites learners of all ages to rethink sustainability through the quirky task of turning a dumpster into a home. As we investigate the impacts of modern life, we will learn how a happy healthy (dumpster) home can help us have a happy healthy planet. The playful and imaginative tone of the Dumpster Project is integral to our educational mission. Our education program, the Dumpster Project ‘Home’ School has three components:

Home School Residency Program

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Do you know a teacher who wants to seriously inspire his or her students to learn about sustainability? Nothing says commitment quite like staying in our dumpster home for a few nights! Educators can spend a night (or more!) in the dumpster through our Residency Program. We will help you plan … Read More

Whoa…it’s been a long time since I posted here! Face book seems to be my avenue, and that keeps me busy. I have been thinking about starting back up here, so we will see how that goes! I wanted to talk about Lime Paint today. Or La Chaux if you wanna be fancy! www.maisonblanchepaintcompany.com has amazing products. They introduced Lime paint about a year ago. I have done several pieces with it, and I want to share this one with you. This was the oh hum boring old brown dresser, probably from the 70’s or 80’s. Today, I am going to just tease you with the drawers, tomorrow I will stage it all up, and show you the finished product, so stay tuned! First I painted a base coat in our Ivory Vintage Furniture Paint, then I used a color called Savonette. It is a very soft vintage green in our lime paint. Now, Lime paint is very thick, I like to say it gives a lot of texture. After I applied 1 coat of our Ivory Vintage Furniture Paint, I applied 1 coat of Lime paint. Normally I stay … Read More

How To Dispose of Old Boats & Watercrafts

You can learn to dispose of old boats and watercraft, but you need to have some thought about this because you will start noticing that there are a lot of things that you can do to make those old boats and watercraft turn into cash. You have probably thought about boat rentals in Jonestown TX because now you can just rent a boat and now you can get rid of the things that you have had to hold onto that you did not really want to deal with. Someone who has had problems with their boats in the past can get rid of those boats, but they should go through a few steps that will make it easier to dispose of them in the right way.

The first thing that you can do is to make it clear that you are ready to get rid of this boat in all the parts. There are a lot of parts that you will want to get out of the boat, and you will notice that you can have the boat completely pulled apart. You will have a lot of people who will want to have the parts that come from your boat, and you can sell of… Read More

How Many Pounds of Material Can I Put in My Roll Off Dumpster?

Normally, roll off dumpsters are rented out in line with the amount of trash they are able to hold with regards to internal cubic yards, but heavier materials shall make the dumpster reach its limits a long time before it becomes completely filled. The actual level of weight that may be placed into any given container depends on how big is the bin involved, so below can be an outline of the typical roll off container rental sizes, with their maximum weight allowances.

10 Yard Containers – 1.5 Tons – 3000 lbs

These small dumpster are most used for eliminating general household items commonly, like books, boxes, furniture, papers and smaller amounts of piping. They’re best for clearing out one small room thoroughly

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