The ultimate destination for many used shipping containers or milvans may be the scrap yard, where they are shredded, and sent to be melted down to raw steel.
Dropbox Inc however has found a number of uses for both new and used shipping containers. Reuse of the containers allows for a more green application than melting them down and there is added benefits of starting with the standardized shipping sizes of a container. Recently the popularity of using containers for construction has risen greatly. For Dropbox Inc. these containers can provide a green type of construction with major advantages in cost savings and strength. The containers are extremely strong in all dimensions, and allow Dropbox Inc. to build extremely strong buildings without expensive steel fabrication and assembly.
One of the most popular products for DropBox Inc. has been the containerized, portable shower trailers we call the "Shower Shack". By delivering self contained shower facilities with containment tanks for waste and fresh water DropBox Inc. has been able to supply units to even the most remote settings and projects.