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Trash Talk: Local dumpster getting a lot of buzz

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A local graphic design company has brought new meaning to the saying "one man's trash is another man's treasure." 

The company has found a creative way to showcase its skills, and its support for the Chargers.

Along Hancock and Witherby Streets in San Diego lies a trashcan unlike anything you've seen. Professional artists at Advance Reprographics created a special way to show off their design skills by decorating a dumpster into a Charger's helmet.
 
The 52-year family-owned business typically wraps cars and planes but chose a trash bin instead.
 
"We're not doing it out of disrespect, it's more just some fun we're trying to have," said Larry Kosta Jr., VP of Advance Reprographics.

An all-around decal-wrapped dumpster that took days to design, print and smooth on to a brand new bin that was ready for a makeover. The fan art was inspired by comics Spider Man and Venom.
 
"When I was looking at samples of Venom's eyes, I kind of noticed, it looked like a Chargers bolt, so the eyes are actually modified bolts," said the dumpster designer and 15-year graphic artist Elvin Piring.
 
Adding the blue, yellow and white colors, Piring says his biggest challenge was creating around the ridges, dips and handles.
 
It's the dumpster that causes a double take. Out on the street for a couple days, so far the bin is getting mixed reviews.
 
On social media, comments range from "The Chargers are playing like absolute trash" to "Wow, that's the snazziest looking trashcan I've ever seen."
 
"It seemed as proposed that the Chargers were almost dumping us, and they still might be," said Kosta Jr.
 
Designers put their vision to work before the season even started and say the trashcan transformation is a plea to keep the team in San Diego.
 
"As a creative person, I wanted to take the challenge of creating something that's ugly and you know like straight garbage and transform it into something else, make a statement, say we love our Chargers, stay in San Diego," Piring said.

The designs do not stop there. The company plans to create art around electrical boxes turning them into phone booths and a Superman inspired theme. 

The artists said they can wrap just about anything, and if you'd like to have the hottest dumpster on the block, the design costs $500. 

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