Dumpster (brand)

Dumpster (brand)

Dumpster is an American brand of trash receptacle, and a type of mobile garbage bin or MGB.

The word Dumpster came from the Dempster-Dumpster system of mechanically loading the contents of standardised containers onto garbage trucks, which was patented by Dempster Brothers in the 1930s. The containers were called Dumpsters, a portmanteau of the company's name with the word dump. However, it took the Dempster Dumpmaster, the first successful front-loading garbage truck (and which used this system), to popularize the word.

The word dumpster has at least two trademarks associated with it [USPTO registration numbers 0743745 and 0785783] , but today it is often used as a genericized trademark (see dumpster (term)).

Dumpster in popular culture

An episode of The Simpsons ("The Otto Show") parodies the genericized trademark issue when Bart Simpson finds school bus driver Otto homeless: [http://www.snpp.com/episodes/8F21.html]

:Bart: Otto-Man? You're living in a dumpster?:Otto: Ho, man, I wish. Dumpster-brand trash bins are top-of-the-line. This is just a Trash-Co waste disposal unit.

References

External links

* [http://www.classicrefusetrucks.com/DEa.html Classic Refuse Trucks (photographs)]


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