City of Houston hosting recycling cart decorating contest

The City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department in collaboration with Houston First and Discovery Green is hosting the seventh annual Cart Art Decorating Contest on Sunday, April 14.  

The Solid Waste Management department is challenging local Houston area schools to decorate a green, 96-gallon recycling cart with recycled materials and art supplies in the “Protect the Species” cart art decorating contest. The contest is open to local area elementary, middle and high schools.   

There is no entry fee, and winning teams will be announced at the 2019 Earth Day event at  Discovery Green. Participating teams must have a faculty sponsor and teams must be present during judging.   

To participate, team must reserve a cart by Monday, April 8. Please contact Tyra Wilkins at 832-393-0448 or   

For more information about the City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department and its services, residents may check online at or call 3-1-1, the City of Houston’s Customer Service Helpline.