Media Release

Everyday Trash Gets New Lease on Life

Monday, October 15, 2007 1:00 AM

4:15 p.m.

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL- From a castle made of puzzle pieces to a cardboard puppet, reused and recyclable materials are finding their way to a museum near you.

"Trashformations" is a juried student recycled art show and competition hosted by the Alachua County Office of Waste Alternatives and the Florida Museum of Natural History. All artwork entered in the contest must be comprised of 70% or more recycled/recyclable/reused materials. Cash prizes will be awarded for winning entries in middle school/high school and college categories. This year's event will also feature Recycle Runway, a fashion show featuring items made from recycled items designed by Nancy Judd.

The competition will be held during Museum Nights from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. on November 8, 2007 at the Florida Museum of Natural History.  There will be a special awards ceremony and reception for all participating students, their families and teachers after the judging is complete.  The "Trashformations" exhibit and Recycle Runway fashion show are free and open to the public.

The Application deadline for students wishing to participate in "Trashformations" is October 31th, 2007 at 5:00 pm.

For more information on the event or to obtain an application contact the Alachua County Office of Waste Alternatives at 352-374-5213 or visit and click on Trashformations.





  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).