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Ever wonder how milk jugs morph into beautiful wading birds or how gears and gadgets become gigantic bugs? See how Alachua County middle school, high school and college students transform “waste” into creative works of art!

The Florida Museum will display winning entries from the 21st annual Trashformations through Monday, Dec. 2.

Application deadline: Nov. 15, by 5 p.m.

Divisions: Middle School, High School and College

Prizes for each division: 

  • First Place – $400
  • Second Place – $300
  • Third Place – $200

For more information or to complete the online application, visit the Alachua County Solid Waste & Resource Recovery website or call Shelley Samec, 352-548-1297.

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This event is made possible in part by the Alachua County Solid Waste & Resource Recovery Department and the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners.


Name: Shelley Samec, Alachua County Solid Waste & Resource Recovery

Phone: (352) 548-1297



Florida Museum of Natural History

3215 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL 32611

Phone: 352-846-2000


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