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.