Solid Waste Management Department Kicks Off 3rd Annual “Growing Up Recycling” Cart Decorating Contest

By | February 27, 2015
citizensnet

The City of Houston’s Solid Waste Management Department and Human Resources Department have joined forces for the third year in a row to challenge 15 local Houston high schools to decorate green, 96-gallon recycling carts with recycled materials and art supplies in the “Growing Up Recycling” cart decorating contest.

The theme of the contest is limited to the first 15 middle and high schools that register. Carts should be decorated in a recycling or environmental theme. The carts will be displayed and the winner announced at HISD’s “When I Grow Up” Career Fair and Expo on Saturday, April 11, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center, 4400 W. 18th St, 77092. This event is FREE and open to the public.

The recycling contest is geared towards changing how students think about trash by challenging them to turn the recycling carts into unique and creative art with an environmental message.

Interested parties should contact Christopher Thomas at Christopher.Thomas@houstontx.gov or (832) 393-0463.

For more information about the City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department and its services, residents may check online at http://www.houstonsolidwaste.org like us on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/houstonsolidwaste, follow us on twitter @houstontrash or call 3-1-1, the City of Houston’s Customer Service Hotline.

The Solid Waste Management Department provides solid waste service to the citizens of Houston through the collection, disposal and recycling of discarded material in a manner that is safe, efficient, environmentally sound and cost-effective.

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