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For the world and settlement objects in Fallout 4, see Trash can.

A dumpster is a storage container in Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas and Fallout 4.


Random junk is usually found inside of these containers, or even nothing at all. Largely, dumpsters are just an added aesthetic in the post-apocalypse and don't often provide anything useful, besides being safe containers in the open. On infrequent occasions, one might find caps or ammunition. Pre-War money is also notably frequent. In Fallout 4, it is possible to place these in a settlement.


  • A clean green one can be seen at the Talon Company camp.
  • If the player completes a Speech check on Bryan Wilks (or has the Child at Heart perk), you will receive the key to a special dumpster located behind the diner in Grayditch. It contains some weapons and ammunition.