Trash Compactors Need Sprucing Up - - ABC13

Trash Compactors Need Sprucing Up


Reporter: David Tate

Roanoke, VA - Some eco-friendly trash cans need a little sprucing up in Roanoke, so city officials are asking for artists to come in and give them a face lift.

The city already uses six of the "Big Belly Solar Collectors."  The special trash collectors are pretty cool - they notify city workers when they are full.

Now the arts council is looking for artists to design the new plastic wraps that will go around them.

"The great thing about this is the artist just has to do the design and not the fabrication. So it's open to all kinds of artists and we're hoping a lot of regional artists will participate," said Susan Jennings, the arts and culture coordinator.

The contest is open to everyone. Get more information here.

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