Wednesday, November 20, 2013

It's Snow Joke for Waste Collectors

Snow is falling, and so could waste collectors as the collection of garbage and recycling becomes increasingly challenging with hazardous winter conditions.

Falls due to slippery waste collection sites are a common cause of collector injuries.

Residents can help make the job safer for their collectors.
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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Kennedale's new look

In 2012, as part of the City of Edmonton's Percent to Art policy, the Edmonton Arts Council turned 5 of our waste collection vehicles into mobile art. Under this directive, one percent of the budget for qualifying projects is allocated for art to be installed in public view, for all citizens and visitors to enjoy.

These trucks are fully functional, in service, and bringing smiles to Edmontonians on garbage day around the city.

Recently, as part of that same initiative, the decorated trucks were immortalized on the outer walls of the expanded Kennedale Waste Management Facility. Each truck has been re-imagined into a different landscape. Some of the resulting portraits are peaceful, some are outlandish, and some will just make you grin.

I'm having a hard time picking between the truck on the moon, and the truck in the icy mountain range.

Which is your favourite? Take our poll!