The King County Solid Waste Division wants everyone to see recycling in a whole new light.
The county is sponsoring "Project Driveway" — a traveling exhibit of 23 recycling bins, including one made by the UW. Other participants include Woodland Park Zoo, the Seahawks, Harley-Davidson and Starbucks.
This unusual art collection will be on exhibit at Westfield Southcenter in Tukwila until March 2 when it begins traveling to several other locations — The Commons at Federal Way, Factoria Mall, Crossroads Bellevue, Westlake Center and finally at Woodland Park Zoo for Earth Day weekend in April.
"We hope this fun exhibit will encourage the community to recycle all they can at home," said Sharon Aller of the King County Solid Waste Division. "These great organizations, including bin providers Waste Management and Allied Waste, help us remind people that just a little more recycling can make a big difference for the environment."
Each 96-gallon, 4-foot-tall recycling container has been decorated in the spirit of the participating organization and with a recycling message:
The UW's bin sports the head of a Husky and emphasizes the recycling of cans and bottles, the items most received at Husky games.
T-Mobile turned their bin into a giant flip-style phone, explaining how to recycle cell phones;
Woodland Park Zoo topped their container with motorized northwest pond turtles made from recycled materials;