Top 10 Creative and Best Repurposed Refuse Skips

I HATE gardening! I have tried, and tried to enjoy it, but just don’t like it. I do gardening in fits and phases, so when I am feeling “up for it” I will have a go. And this week I have been trying to get rid of a load of bricks from an old wall, so what I did was hire a rubbish skip. The problem was that after I chucked some dirt and loose gravel into it, it then started to rain and filled up! Right now it is sat in the front garden looking like a tramps swimming pool! But that gave me an idea…


Top 10 Creative and Best Repurposed Refuse Skips


Refuse Skip made into swimming pool
Refuse Skip made into swimming pool

10 – Not as rubbish as it seems!

I rather like this idea of a skip turned into a swimming pool since I first saw it in my post “Top 10 Non Genuine Parts” the only difference is that this one is done rather well with swimming pool tiles and a pool ladder attached for easy access.

Refuse Skip made into car park
Refuse Skip made into car park

9 – “Everyone try to remember where we parked!”

While this seems like nothing more than a funny image, it is, in fact, a statement, because this car belongs to someone who refused to park in the paid car-park and instead parked in a disabled bay without any right to be there! So the local rugby team who had heard the argument take place, picked up the guys car and kindly trashed it for him!

Refuse Skip made into art
Refuse Skip made into art

8 – Art can sometimes be rather rubbish!

When is a rubbish skip worth £95, 000? It seems the answer is when it is a work of art by “David Batchelor” for an arts festival in Brighton, UK. Best of all is the amazing name he used to capture the essence and soul of the artwork, he called it…”skip”…please shot me.

Refuse Skip made into garden
Refuse Skip made into garden

7-  The Dumpster Planter

Not a bad idea at all, what at first looks like a rather imaginative skip planter is, in fact, a work of art called “SkipWaste” by Oliver Bishop-Young!

Refuse Skip made into Boat
Refuse Skip made into Boat

6 – Pirates of the Dumpsterbean

To showcase the evolution of a boat this TV presenter “Tom Cunliffe” decided to make a boat made almost entirely out of a skip! Despite me trying my best I couldn’t find anything else out about it, because for some reason I would love to know more!

Refuse Skip made into Car
Refuse Skip made into Car

5-  They don’t call them mobile rubbish tips for nothing!

This rather amazing mobile skip was seen at the ‘Wheels Day’ event in Aldershot, UK and just cracked me up from the moment I saw it. In fact, I would go so far as to tell you all that it reminded me of my first car! (A Morris Minor) because that drove much like a skip as well!

Refuse Skip made into Hot Tub
Refuse Skip made into Hot Tub

4- The Bubbly Dumpster!

Can’t afford a hot tub? Well, why not do what Michel de Broin did and turn a skip into a hot tub! This rather odd recycling hack can hold a very impressive 1649 litres of water! And after a hard days dumpster diving you might well need one of these to unwind.

Refuse Skip made into Coffee Shop
Refuse Skip made into Coffee Shop

3- This isn’t Starbucks!!!

Rikkert Paauw and Jet van Zwieten turned ordinary dumpsters into coffee shops and drinks bars in Ultrecht, Netherlands. The project called, “Straatlokaal” was to make people think about waste removal, recycling, and reusing. I’ll have a double junkachino please!

Refuse Skip made into half-pipe
Refuse Skip made into half-pipe

2- Grind the skip and gain some air!

How much fun can a skip that has been turned into a half-pipe really be? Well, it seems that once again artist Oliver Bishop-Young (from number 7) decided to find out! I love skateboarding so I would definitely have to have a go in this.

Refuse Skip made into Ping Pong table
Refuse Skip made into Ping Pong table

1 – You played like rubbish! But I blame the table.

Seems you really can play Ping Pong anywhere with this rather creative skip turned into a games table! Not a bad idea at all, and if the worst happens and you play badly, you could claim it was not a regulation table.

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