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Trash Can Beauty Contest Happening Now in Carlsbad Village

Six new trash cans, all different types, were installed in Carlsbad Village last week for a "beauty contest" to determine which one residents, business owners, and shoppers like the best.

Urban Place Consulting Group has named six donated trash cans they newly installed in Carlsbad Village and entered them in a "beauty contest" of sorts.

Each receptacle with names like Lois, Selena, and Pamela for example, has a placard attached telling pedestrians how to text in their vote.

The trash receptacles are all located on State St. between Carlsbad Village Dr. and Grand Ave., with one by the fountain at State and Grand. Voting is open until November 30.

The cans were either donated or loaned by various street furniture manufacturers.

The goal of the contest is to determine which cans the public likes best and which perform the best -- and ultimately to upgrade the existing receptacles throughout the Village.

The project was created as part of the revitalization effort that the City of Carlsbad initiated in April. Urban Place Consulting Group obtained the donated cans and the Parks and Recreation Department installed them.

Christine Bevilacqua November 27, 2012 at 08:44 PM
Not sure how any of these can be considered "beautiful." They are quite utilitarian. Where's the color? Where's the fun? And WHERE ARE THE RECYCLING RECEPTACLES???!!!
gdogncbd2 November 27, 2012 at 10:25 PM
which is the cheapest??? they are just trash bins not supermodels.pick the 1 that people cant steal,thats my choice.
The Grand Deli November 27, 2012 at 11:54 PM
My request be that the winner is anchored down since none are attractive lying on their side.

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