County issues call for artists for landfill project

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The county has issued a call for artists to paint a mural on a cargo container at the Yolo County Landfill.

A $5,000 stipend, sponsored by PaintCare Inc., will be awarded to the selected artist, who will paint the mural on two sides of the paint “Reuse Shed” at the landfill. The project encourages the use of remanufactured paint, offered by Visions Quality Coatings, or free paint pulled directly from the landfill’s reuse program.

“Our vision is for this artwork to embody the Yolo County Central Landfill’s mission of promoting environmental protection while also integrating PaintCare’s mission of providing Yolo County residents and businesses free and convenient access to recycle and reuse paint,” said Interim Director of Community Services Leslie Lindbo. “We are looking for high-quality art proposals that will appeal to a broad constituency, as over 500 vehicles will pass by this artwork daily through the main landfill gates.”

PaintCare Inc. is a non-profit organization that represents paint manufacturers in planning and operating paint stewardship programs in states and jurisdictions that pass paint stewardship laws. AB 1343 established the Paint Stewardship Program in California, requiring paint manufacturers to develop a take-back system for leftover paint from household and commercial consumers.

For application details, contact Waste Reduction & Recycling Supervisor Chelsea Callahan at or 530-666-8812. The deadline for submittal is Saturday, April 15. Additional information can also be found at by selecting “Call For Art” under the Artist Resources menu.

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