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Notice Anything Different About Your Neighborhood Recycling Truck Lately?

Each week, the City of Houston’s fleet of green recycling trucks rolls through the streets of Houston, collecting glass, paper and plastic. And each week they always look the same. But recently, you might have spotted a handful of recycling trucks that are a little more visually interesting than just the standard issue green. Thanks […]

Each week, the City of Houston’s fleet of green recycling trucks rolls through the streets of Houston, collecting glass, paper and plastic. And each week they always look the same.

But recently, you might have spotted a handful of recycling trucks that are a little more visually interesting than just the standard issue green. Thanks to a partnership with the Houston arts Alliance and the City of Houston's Solid Waste Management Department, six Houston based artists have been commissioned to create vinyl wraps for six different recycling trucks. The designs include an array of leaves covering the body and cab of the truck, another that makes the truck look like it's made of unfinished wood, and a bright blue mosaic of plastic recyclable items.

Houston Public Media’s Ernie Manouse recently spoke with Matthew Lennon, the Director of Civic Art and Design for the Houston Arts Alliance, and asked him where the idea for this project came from.

You can learn more about the decorated recycle trucks on Arts InSight — Thursday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. on Houston Public Media, TV 8.

 

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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