Waste Pro trucks servicing Lee County, Florida communities will soon be decorated with children’s artwork. Keep Lee County Beautiful, Inc. (KLCB) announced the winners in the 35th annual “Leave the Scene Clean” Art Contest. The contest drew hundreds of entries from local students representing public, private, and home schools in Lee County. Students were asked to visualize a correct environmental action and transfer that mental picture into a work of art. Submitted work was judged on artistic execution, originality, and environmental themes, such as litter prevention, recycling, community cleanup, and environmental protection.

The four overall winning students were:

  • Grade K-3rd Winner: Antonella D. from St. Francis Xavier
  • Grade 4th-6th Winner: Olivia B. from Oasis Middle School
  • Grade 7th-9th Winner: Mia D. North Fort Myers High School
  • Grade 10th-12 Winner: Jennifer C. from Dunbar High School

The four overall winning illustrations will be enlarged and appear on the side of Waste Pro trucks that provide services in unincorporated Lee County and printed on reusable tote bags available for purchase in the fall. The overall winning and honorable mention artwork will be displayed at the Fort Myers Public Works/ Community Development building during April in honor of Earth Month.

The reusable tote bags will be released in the Fall and can be obtained with a $5 donation each and will be available through participating Lee County Schools, who retain all proceeds collected with the funds being used to support on campus environmental projects. The “Leave the Scene Clean” project is made possible through corporate sponsorships. Waste Pro has been a proud partner and sponsor of Keep Lee County Beautiful for the last 19 years, since the company first opened the Ft. Myers divisional office.

Keep Lee County Beautiful is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to improving Lee County through beautification efforts such as tree plantings, environmental cleanups, park restorations, and many other types of projects. Established in 1989, it is the county’s largest volunteer-based community action and education organization, to engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community environments. Waste Pro Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President Keith Banasiak serves on the organization’s board as Chairman Emeritus.

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