Joel pushing a dumpster

dumpster is a pushable/pullable item in The Last of Us. They are by Joel and Ellie to climb onto and reach higher areas.

They are typically found in the summer section of the game, when the player is still in cities like Boston and Pittsburgh. However, they are used to an extent by Ellie in the winter segments. Similar to the pallet, they act as part of the solution to various puzzles presented throughout the game.


  • While not specifically a dumpster, a piano found in Pittsburgh is used by Joel and Ellie for a similar purpose; the pair push it towards a ledge in order to climb up to it.

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