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Media Advisory: Student Art Unveiled on San José’s Garbage and Recycling Trucks

San José’s Department of Environmental Services works with youth and collection companies to help educate the community about recycling

Publication date :06/10/2021 9:30 a.m.

Jennie Loft, Manager of Public Information, Environmental Services
408-250-2974; [email protected]
  • Three young student artists who won an award on the theme of recycling Truck Sign Design Competition.
  • Garbage and recycling trucks with their works of art.
  • Photos of winning designs and honorable mention.

Unveiling of recycling-themed student art on San José’s garbage and recycling trucks.


Thursday October 7 at 5 p.m.


San José City Hall, West Plaza, 200 E. Santa Clara Street.

  • Kerrie Romanow, City of San José Sustainability Manager and Director of Environmental Services
  • Valerie Osmond, Deputy Director of Integrated Waste Management of the Environmental Services Department
  • San José Green Waste Recovery and GreenTeam Waste and Recycling Company Representatives
  • Prize-winning student artists: Taizo Honda, Sophia He, Hannah McCarthy

San José’s Department of Environmental Services to Unveil Garbage and Recycling Trucks Featuring the Artwork of Three Award-Winning Recycle-Themed Students Truck Sign Design Competition. The competition engaged the youth of San José to help educate the community on the importance of proper recycling.

The contest winners are Taizo Honda, a 5th grade student at Forest Hill Elementary School; Sophia He, a grade 8 student at Piedmont Middle School; and Hannah McCarthy, a grade 10 student at Branham High School. The student artists will be recognized at the unveiling ceremony, which will include three garbage and recycling trucks showcasing their creations. They were three of 45 Kindergarten to Grade 12 students in the San José area who submitted creative designs to help promote the Recycle Right messages. The winners’ artwork was enlarged and featured on San José recycling and garbage trucks.


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