× How to Jump from a Building into a Dumpster Frame 1: Identify the best dumpster to jump into. Look for the fullest dumpster without hard or sharp objects. Frame 2: Align your body with the center of the dumpster. Frame 3: Step off the ledge. Avoid the urge to jump as it may affect your trajectory too much. Frame 4: Fall so that you land on your back. Spreading your arms and legs maximizes surface area and reduce impact. Frame 5: Keep your body relaxed so that your body folds when it lands.

| March 18, 2016

Last updated: October 15, 2018

Manly Skills, Tactical Skills, Visual Guides

How to Jump from a Building Into a Dumpster

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Burning buildings, daring escapes, or a new career in stunt work may require you to make the leap from the top of a building into a well-placed dumpster. Without question, this is a last resort action and shouldn’t be attempted unless absolutely necessary. But, if you find yourself with the need to make the ultimate dumpster dive, these tips can help you minimize or even avoid serious injury altogether.

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Illustration by Ted Slampyak