For the sixth year, the City of Houston’s Solid Waste Management Department challenged local Houston schools to decorate green, 96-gallon recycling carts with recycled materials and art supplies.
The recycling contest encourages students to re-evaluate the everyday idea of trash by transforming the carts into unique and creative art with an environmental message. The 96-galon recycling carts are delivered to schools free of charge and schools are encouraged to take advantage of paint and recyclable materials available through the Environmental Service Centers and Reuse Warehouse.
Carts were judged at the Earth Day Houston celebration on April 22 held at Discovery Green, where visitors voted for the people’s choice and contestants met Mayor Sylvester Turner. The four finalists are on display in the 611 Walker lobby.
Winners and prizes include:
- 1st Place: Milby High School, $200 prize
- 2ndPlace: Energy Institute, $150 prize
- 3rdPlace: Northside High School , $100 prize
- People's choice: Milby High School, $50 prize