Trash(Can) to Treasure 

Trash(can) to Treasure is an annual event that happens every spring.  

Become a public artist and help beautify Lower Paxton parks by transforming a Trash(can) to Treasure! painted trashcans from trashcan to treasure program


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 trash can. The theme should reflect public activities in Lower Paxton Township.  
  2. Online registration begins Feb. 1, 2024 and closes Feb. 9, 2024. Trash can availability is first come, first serve.
  3. You will be able to pick up your can(s) outside the Parks and Recreation Office in the adjacent garden at 425 Prince Street; Harrisburg, PA 17109 anytime on Friday, March 1, 2024.  Drop the completed cans off anytime at the same location as pick up on Friday, March 15, 2024.
  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. Please email the Program Manager, Justine, jwalters@lowerpaxton-pa.gov to coordinate a time to pick up your can on Friday, March 1st and drop off by Friday, March 15th. Please also email the # found on the trash can you have received when dropping off the can and lid so we can make sure they stay together and are also able to email you the park location where your trash can will be placed.