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The New York City Department of Sanitation is looking for local artists to paint garbage trucks in the city through their “Trucks of Art” program.

Source: CBS New York/Youtube

The program is in its second year and allows artists to paint garbage trucks for the city. The program is open to anyone, no matter what skill level. The program encourages proposals that promote using litter baskets and recycling as well as designs that honor the workers of the Sanitation Department. The city also encourages artists to use paint that would be discarded to promote sustainability and create less waste.

“Sanitation’s fleet is part of our cityscape – and we’re thrilled for New York City artists to transform collection trucks into roving works of art that will add a bit of flair to our neighborhoods,” said Commissioner Jessica S. Tisch. “We’re excited for local artists to be using our ‘canvasses’ to encourage New Yorkers to keep our City clean.”

Source: NYC Sanitation/Youtube

Those interested can submit their idea with a description of why they would like to be chosen. They should also attach a quick mock-up and a small biography. For more information, check out the department’s website. The deadline for submissions is September 18th.

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