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INDEPENDENTLY OWNED

Dumpster Depot is an independently-owned and operated disposal hauler, specializing in bulk and construction material removal. We offer a range of services that can be tailored to meet your specific needs that can provide cost saving in your business. As a company owned by someone who is passionate about sustainability in our community, we are confident that we can provide better service to you than you are receiving from your current company.

We take pride in satisfying our customers with our service, not just by selling a product. The Dumpster Depot employees understand their jobs are secure when our customers are happy with the service they are receiving. We trust the members of our team to make decisions that are necessary in pleasing you.

HISTORY

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Dumpster Depot was founded by Norman Dunagan in 2004 in Aiken, South Carolina as an independently-owned and operated disposal hauler. Our company provides waste removal services for residential, commercial, and construction businesses in the CSRA. We are the only waste removal business in the area to divert more than 50 percent of the collected waste from landfills.

In 2012, Dumpster Depot launched Greenworks, a project designed to educate the community about recycling and composting. 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. Being green is instilled in all aspects of the Dumpster Depot. Greenworks allows Dumpster Depot to help make events waste-free while educating event goers. The project also targets school and youth groups because Dumpster Depot believes in getting today’s youth to recycle from an early age to instill this habit in the future generations.

In July of 2015, Dumpster Depot began handling recycling with the City of Aiken. The Dumpster Depot has multiple locations throughout Aiken County. Materials are packaged at their University location 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. 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.

In addition to recycling and commercial waste removal, we collect used vegetable oil from local restaurants and turns it into biodiesel fuel to power our vehicles. 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 management, reduction, and recycling needs.

In August 2019, Dumpster Depot began providing residential trash services to Aiken County residents as the only local independently owned and operated company. In a few short months they have provided residential trash services to over 25 neighborhoods and continue to grow daily.

As a company owned by someone who is passionate about sustainability in our community, we are confident that we can provide better service to you than you are receiving from your current company. We take pride in satisfying our customers with our service, not just by selling a product.

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THE FOUNDER

Norman Dunagan of the Dumpster Depot began this green journey after working in the waste industry for 7 years. Over the years he has watched companies out west move towards a more sustainable lifestyle.

“We are taking the best practices from what we have seen work out west and help companies reach a more sustainable waste solution than what they are currently using. not only is re-thinking your waste good for the environment and corporate image, but it also helps with the bottom line,” Dunagan explains.

Dumpster Depot is a residential and commercial waste management company, but we also provide recycling as well composting information for local residents on our Facebook page. For more information on Dumpster Depot, or to see how your business can benefit from a zero waste work environment, check out the rest of our website or call us at (803) 644-6004.