Community members still have the opportunity to add a creative flair to an everyday curbside recycling cart as part of the cArt aRt Competition. Residents can register to pick up a free cart, decorate it and be entered into a contest for prizes through Tuesday, April 2.Community members are encouraged to transform recycling carts into vibrant pieces of art using paint, art supplies, recycled items and creativity to increase awareness of reusing and recycling household items. School groups, clubs, teams, church groups and other organizations are encouraged to participate.
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All submissions will be on display at Earth Arbor Day on Saturday, April 13. Winners will receive cash prizes:
- Grand Prize – $200
- Most Creative – $100
- Best Local Flare – $100
- Best Green Theme – $100
- Fan Favorite – $50
Artists must provide everything used in the art project, with the exception of the recycling cart, which can be painted or left natural. Containers that once held hazardous waste products cannot be used in the competition, including used containers of paint, oil, pesticides, cleaning products and chemicals.
All entries must be submitted between 9 and 10 a.m. at the Environmental Services booth. Earth Arbor Day will be hosted at Central Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information on the cArt aRt Competition or to obtain an entry form, please contact Laura Jardine in the City’s Environmental Services Division at 661-255-4376.
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