"Recycling containers painted by area high school students as part of a public art competition designed to promote recycling will be on display at the City Council meeting Tuesday, April 15. The four top vote-getters in the competition will be on display starting at 5 pm outside the City Council Chamber, on the second floor of the Melvin Municipal Office Building, 300 W. Washington St.
The City of Greensboro sponsored the contest and the high school students painted murals on the 96-gallon recycling containers. Visitors to the April 5 Earth Day event at the Kathleen Clay Edwards Library voted for their favorite containers.
The recycling containers feature various nature scenes including Mt. Fuji, sea turtles, polar bears and even some angry birds. Smith High School won first place in the contest, followed by Southern Guilford High School, Northern Guilford High School, and Southeast Guilford High School. The four winning schools received cash awards ranging from $100 to $500 for first place. Recycling cart manufacturer Toter provided the carts for the contest.
The recycling containers will remain at the Melvin Municipal Office Building, throughout the month of April. For more information, contact Yvonne Foust at 373-2053."
Release from the City of Greensboro