Why is it called a dumpster

How come they’re called dumpsters?

This is a question one of our team was asked recently. If you think about it, dumper would be more obvious as a name. As usual, there is a story behind calling them dumpsters…

This word came to life over 80 years ago. The system of mechanically uploading set-size containers into garbage trucks was patented by Dempster Brothers of Knoxville, Tennessee. Spotted the clue there?

They introduced the first commercially-viable front-loader garbage truck here in the US back in the 1950s. That was the birth of the Dempster Dumpmaster, shortened to… So now you know; feel free to educate the world at large!

Mile High offer a range of roll-off dumpsters for rent in Denver and we cover cities across the entire front range of Colorado.

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