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Why Are There Flying Dumpsters Around Town?

The reason why dumpsters are suspended in the air above construction sites.

Last week we received a question regarding a Dumpster seen hanging several stories in the air over the construction site at the Valley View Street overpass.

The reason the Dumpster is suspended from a crane is because they make great storage bins. What better way to protect expensive tools than to suspend them in the air?

After the working day is finished, crews will hoist bins into the air loaded with tools. When construction begins again, the Dumpster is easily lowered to the ground. This way, contractors can protect their tools without having to move them back and forth between home and the worksite.

Drive safely!

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Paige Austin September 30, 2011 at 05:56 PM
Thanks for answering the hanging dumpster question! It's hard not to be curious about dumpsters hanging in the sky every day.
Dweezle October 03, 2011 at 06:01 AM
I never saw a dumpster hanging from a crane, but I have seen tool bins, welding rigs and such. It is only common sense. Imagine, with so many levers on a crane who except a trained operator would know how to start it and which lever to pull, (or push). Perhaps it makes more sense to watch where you are driving in the changing roads there and get off the damn cell phone!~

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