Photo by Katherine Tallmadge
DC Dept of Public Works' "Designed to Recycle" Art Project with the DC Comm. of the Arts and Humanities (art by Kellie Cox)
DC Dept of Public Works' "Designed to Recycle" Art Project with the DC Comm. of the Arts and Humanities (art by Kellie Cox)

This morning, when I came outside to greet my sanitation workers, I was stunned to see a beautiful canvas of flowers on their recycling truck. When I asked about it, the guys proudly told me that their truck was painted by a local artist. 

Apparently, the DC Department of Public Works collaborated with the DC Commission of the Arts and Humanities to create mobile canvases "featuring the work of local artists to highlight the importance of recycling," according to the DC.gov website.  The project, dubbed "Designed to Recycle," wrapped ten recycling trucks, says the website.

I, personally, appreciated waking up to this bright display and the always cheerful sanitation workers whose work is critical to the health and safety of DC citizens. Bravo!

See all of the artists' designs.