Shoreline, WA – On Monday, August 5th, Mayor Keith McGlashan was joined by members of the Shoreline community and CleanScapes to officially introduce the newest piece of artwork in the City of Shoreline. The project, which was unveiled at Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, represents the culmination of the 2012 CleanScapes’ Neighborhood Waste Reduction Award.
The artwork is a functional “garbage and recycling sculpture” made from raw rusted material as well as galvanized steel. The sculpture contains both garbage and recycling receptacles labeled “landfill,” to remind users of where garbage ends up and “recycling.” The project was initially imagined by Shoreline resident, Judy Allen and designed by Jeremy Reding.
“This inspired piece of artwork will add character to the Richmond Beach Saltwater Park while reminding people of the importance of recycling,” said CleanScapes President Chris Martin. “We appreciate our partnership with the City of Shoreline and we are delighted by the response to this program from Shoreline neighborhoods.”
The sculpture is a part of a $10,000 reward from CleanScapes to the neighborhoods of Richmond Beach, Innis Arden, Hillwood, and Richmond Highlands. These neighborhoods make up CleanScapes’ Thursday collection area in Shoreline and they reduced their overall waste stream from the previous year more than the other neighborhoods to win the award. Project proposals were solicited from the community at-large and the winning sculpture was selected by a committee of neighborhood leaders.
CleanScapes is the trusted partner for communities seeking to enhance residential and commercial vitality by providing innovative streetscape maintenance, recycling and solid waste services. CleanScapes was founded in Seattle, Washington in 1997, and currently provides sustainable solid waste and recycling collection to the communities of Seattle, Shoreline, Issaquah, Des Moines and Carnation.