New Kinston garbage trucks wrapped with art

Published: Mar. 29, 2018 at 9:03 PM EDT
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There are plenty of places you could put beautiful artwork, but Kinston has been adorning art to a rather unexpected place. Their garbage trucks.

The city of Kinston's Public Services says they attached the artwork in the form of vehicle wraps, designed by a local artist, to the city's three new garbage truck.

The art features popular destinations in the city, such as Grainger Stadium and the Neuse River.

According to Rhonda Barwick, the Director of Public Services, the city decided to wrap the trucks with this art to capitalize on the visibility these trucks get in the community.

Barwick says, "We just thought, wow, it would be a good thing - we've got these almost mobile billboards going into neighborhoods every day to advertise what we've got, and to also make them more attractive."

The wraps came at a price of roughly $3,000 per truck and are expected to stay on the trucks without fading for 4 to 5 years.