Trash(Can) to Treasure 

Trash(can) to Treasure is an annual event that happens in the Spring of each year.  
Become a public artist and help beautify Lower Paxton Township parks by transforming a trashcan to treasure!

How It Works

Lower Paxton will provide plain metal barrels which you will create into a special work of art.

  1. Choose a theme for your trashcan. The theme should reflect public activities in Lower Paxton Township.  
  2. Register Online. Registration begins March 13, 2023 and closes March 29, 2023.
  3. You will be able to pick up your can(s) at the Senior Center Patio at 5000 Commons Drive, Harrisburg (outdoor gate entrance located close to Santana Baseball Field to the right of the Friendship YMCA building. Do not go inside the YMCA) on the following dates:
    Wednesday, April 5, 2023:   11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Wednesday, April 12, 2023:   4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  4. You supply your own paint and brushes. 
  5. You may paint your organization name or individual name around the bottom of the can. In accordance with the Township policy, advertising of business is prohibited in parks.
  6. Trash cans must be returned to George Park Shed by Wednesday, May 10, 2023 from 5-7 PM.

For More Information

This project is sponsored by the Lower Paxton Township Parks and Recreation Department. For more information, please call the Special Events Program Coordinator at 717-657-5600 ext 2114 or email Justine at  This project is on a first come, first serve basis.