BARUCH COLLEGE–The New York City Department of Sanitation opened applications for the second year of “Trucks for Art,” a public program that selects artists to paint murals on the city’s garbage trucks.
The program seeks to benefit local sanitation workers, artists and citizens. Not only do the beautified garbage trucks create a more enjoyable environment for locals, DSNY wants the painted trucks to act as tangible reminders not to litter.
“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,” Commissioner of the New York City Department of Sanitation, Jessica Tisch, said in a DSNY press release. “We’re excited for local artists to be using our ‘canvasses’ to encourage New Yorkers to keep our City clean.”