The NYC of Department of Sanitation launches open call for New Yorkers to adorn its trucks with large-scale artworks

The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY), a city agency with an “oddly excellent” TikTok presence per Curbed, has revived its Trucks of Art campaign after a three-year hiatus. For the initiative, artistically inclined New Yorkers of all backgrounds and experience levels are invited to submit proposals for mural-based overhauls of a handful of collection trucks within the DSNY’s massive fleet. As noted by the DSNY, each 46,000-pound truck boasts 400 square feet of blank “canvas” located on the front, sides, and rear of the vehicles. In addition to more than 2,000 standard collection trucks, the DSNY fleet is comprised of salt spreaders, snow melters, front-end

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