We need your help. The Dumpster Project is a collaborative effort on many levels and we can’t do it alone. When you contribute through a gift* you’ll not only be helping fund a groundbreaking project, but you’ll also receive a special “reward” as our way of saying thank you. Just click on the Give Now button below and you’ll be transferred to a secure PayPal payment page (no PayPal account required). To pay by Credit Card just click ‘continue’ on the bottom left near the credit card logos.


    … an ancient ritual. Professor Dumpster will (gently) fist bump the dumpster (on the inside) while whispering your full birth name. Rumored to bring good luck. Most importantly as a backer, you’ll be linked to the project for the duration. You’re on the list and part of the team. At this level and above your name will be placed on our ‘Friends of Dumpster’ page on the website at the end of the successful campaign!

  • BE ‘ON THE FENCE’ – LITTER-ally!

    Why put your name on a brick and feel walked all over for an eternity when instead Professor Dumpster will tag your name on one of our white pallet picket fence posts in the dumpster back yard. We will also ‘tag’ you in the pic on social media and send you a high-resolution digital copy.


    Your name or business logo with a link on our special website sponsor page where we say this project is made possible by you.


    Professor Dumpster Speaketh. Professor Dumpster will give a talk at your organization, corporation, family reunion, or annual pagan solstice ritual out at the landfill. Limited to the state of Texas (travel costs apply outside Austin/San Antonio area

  • STAY A WHILE – Air D&B

    Because those places on Craigslist are always trashed. Come spend a solo night in the Dumpster in Austin and (if you wished) be filmed as part of our experiment and documentary! Conversation with Professor Dumpster in the morning over Turkish coffee! Travel is up to you but the luxury zero-star accommodations are on us. You will have access to ‘facilities’.


    One of five in existence – it’s a hand-crafted special edition cactus art welded from old dumpsters. Just like the one that Professor Dumpster has on his front ‘porch’ (see photos in narrative). Now you can have the perfect complement to any décor with a limited edition Dumpster Project cactus produced by artist in residence Chris at Texas Disposal Systems. These cactuses are made from recycled dumpsters and are second only to Dumpsters in terms of trashing your yard in the best way possible. It’s a Texas-sized cactus that weighs around 30 pounds but we’ll cover the shipping and handling


    Professor Dumpster will fly you to Austin and turn his humble abode over to you for a night of decadence that you will never forget. Air travel and ground transport costs covered (continental US only).

  • Other – Oscar the Grouch Level Sponsors 

    Give your chosen amount. We appreciate each and every donation.


There is no doubt that Professor Dumpster and his students are an ambitious bunch. We’re transforming a dirty, used dumpster into a state-of-the art home for a professor and we’re developing groundbreaking curricula to help the next generation of students apply their math and science education to real-world settings. Plus, we want to make it fun! Take a look around the site for more information on the project, and watch this video for a brief introduction.

We need to raise $20,000 to completely outfit the Dumpster for the ‘Ultimate Dumpster Studio’ phase, so please reach out today!

We love your donations in any form. If you want some Dumpster gear to represent your support of the project, click here to check out our merch and sport a sweet Dumpster Project shirt or tote bag in lieu of a direct cash donation!

We now have Dumpster Project shirts and tote bags. Click here to order our our merchandise.




*The Dumpster Project is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code; EIN: 90-0994747. All or part of your gift may be tax deductible as a charitable contribution.  Please check with your tax advisor.