Jun 1, 2010 6:36 PM by Melissa Canone

Donate Your Old Trash Cans To Turn Them Into "Artistic" Recycling Bins

Donate your old trash cans to turn them into "artistic" recycling bins. The goal is to promote recycling of aluminum cans to the youth and raising awareness of environmental issues. All monies collected through recycling process goes to coastal cleanups.

This recycling program promises to reduce waste in our community and promote the recycling of materials and sustain a clean environment in which we live in by raising awareness to all persons about the importance on recycling. All monies collected will go to a coastal clean up.


Who: Green Monkeys and University of Louisiana at Lafayette's

S.P.E.A.K organization

What: Operation Cans for the Coast. (Activation of Step 1 of our 4 step process)

When: 2 collections. Saturday June 19th and Sunday June 20th from 10am to 12pm

Where: Tfreres House Bed and Breakfast @ 1905 Verot School Rd. Lafayette La 70508

Goal: Activate a 4 step process which will achieve community awareness of coastal concerns and promote involvement with minimal commitment.

Step 1:
Solicit the community to donate their old trash cans for our cause(being that the entire city is now switched to the automatic dumping blue cans and they have no real use for their old cans) .

Step 2:
Once the cans are collected, we make a demo of custom artistic recycling bins. The idea was inspired by the current pelican statues in the area. The goal is to make art out of recycling bins. This will be visually appealing as well as supportive of the cause to clean the coast. We will be sponsoring a contest at the local university and to local artists to decorate the trash cans and turn them into recycling bins.

Step 3:
We will make a portfolio with the cans and offer custom decorations for business to buy these recycling bins as well as to have them placed on and around campus or at the business itself. The goal is to have the Business have a hand in making their custom designed recycling bin. The benefits for the business are two fold. First would be helping the environment and the second would be advertising for the business itself with a logo or design on the can itself. (Hopefully the cans will last forever).

Step 4:
The Cans will be used to collect aluminum only and the Green Monkeys will be responsible for the collection and recycling of the aluminum. The cans will be recycled bi-weekly or whenever the phone number is called to come service. All monies raised from the collection of the cans will be placed in a fund with the purpose to send a group of green monkeys to the coast to help fight the damage from the oil spill. We would hope to team up with other organizations in our efforts for the actual trip and promote other groups to join with us.


John Pastor (head of Cans For The Coast) Green Monkeys = 337-349-8528
Fallon Rhodes (assistant for CFTC) Green Monkeys

= 985-789-7296
Lauren Auversaint

ULL Speak Organization = 337-257-4741



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