Dumpster Depot was founded nine years ago in Aiken, S.C., by Norman Dunagan, to provide waste removal services for commercial and construction businesses in the CSRA. Inspired by packaging recycling at his previous employer, Frito-Lay, Dunagan set his goal to re-purpose as much waste as possible and reduce landfill dumping. The ultimate objective is to achieve Zero Waste.
Dumpster Depot is the only waste removal business in the CSRA to divert more than 50% of the collected waste from landfills. Two million pounds of waste are recycled per year; the equivalent of 6600 containers (3-4 tons each) are not dumped into a landfill. Customers are saving a total of $462,000 in hauling and landfill tipping fees per year. The environmental impact is substantial, recycling materials to make carpeting, cardboard, food packaging, water bottles, plastic wrap, etc. Repurposing creates jobs in a jobless economy. In the future, scrap will be considered a valuable resource as is metal today.
The Dumpster Depot company is housed in a 26,000-square-foot warehouse on Kershaw Street. Materials are packaged at this site to send to reprocessing/recycling facilities. The Dumpster Depot trucks run on hybrid energy which increases fuel economy by 36%, saving 1,000's of gallons of fuel per year. Being green is instilled in all aspects of the Dumpster Depot.
In 2012, Dumpster Depot launched “Greenworks,” a mulching project targeting food waste from school cafeterias, restaurants and grocery stores. This project will be designed as a teaching project for area schools and youth groups.
Plan to make more green choices this year. We have the resources available to convert your work space into a zero waste environment. Choose Dumpster Depot for a greener tomorrow.
Dumpster Depot provides dumpster rentals and roll-off containers to businesses and organizations, both local and national, at affordable rates. We stand ready to provide for your businesses waste mangament, reduction and recycling needs.