Children across Corby and Kettering have been invited to stick a drawing to the lid of their bin - and they could see it printed on refuse collection vehicles for everyone to see.
The street scene team, shared by Kettering Council and Corby Council, have been seeing more and more creativity from the younger generation whilst on the frontline emptying bins during the Covid-19 crisis.
Now, to keep spirits high and encourage artistic talents, they want residents of both boroughs to draw a picture of something to do with refuse and recycling and stick the artwork on the lid of their black bin.
Those in the borough of Kettering will need to present their entries on their black bin on the weeks commencing June 29 and July 6.
Those in Corby will need to place their artwork on their black bin on the week commencing June 29.
All finalists will receive a special household wheelie bin which can be used with their winning design on. The finalists will then be passed on to councillors involved with environmental
services and one winner will be selected per category in each borough.
The winning pictures will be printed on to the refuse collection vehicles so that the whole borough can see their work.
Brendan Coleman, head of environmental care at Kettering Council, said: “The drawing competition will see plenty of colour being added to both borough’s bins and will certainly be an act of great community spirit.
Make sure your artwork is on display from June 29 to be in with a chance to win the special prizes on offer and have residents all over Kettering and Corby see your masterpiece.”
Cllr Ian Jelley, Kettering Council’s portfolio holder for environment, said: “We invite you to put your creative skills to the test for the drawing competition! Our bin crews have seen lots of fantastic artwork around the borough during these unprecedented times, and your creative contributions put a smile on the face of many during the pandemic.
"We are excited to see your submissions and hope you enjoy taking part.”
The competition is aimed for all residents of the boroughs and will be judged in the following categories: Nursery/ Infants: age 1-7, Juniors: age 8-11 and Seniors: age 12+.
Entries must have their name, age and address included on their picture. The collection crews will pick their finalists from each age category.