Trash Can Contest 2016

Missouri public, private and home-school students in grades K-8 are invited to help in the fight against litter in the Show-Me State -- and to have creative and educational fun -- by participating in the “Yes You CAN Make Missouri Litter-Free” trash-can-decorating contest.

The annual trash-can contest encourages school classes and groups to join in the fight against litter by decorating and displaying a large trash can with the “No MOre Trash!” logo and a litter-prevention message using a variety of creative media.

Schools may submit one entry in each competition category: K-2, 3-5 and 6-8. Entries are judged based on creativity, adherence to contest rules and effective use of theme and logo.

First-place winners from each competition category receive $200 awarded to the sponsoring schools. All first-place winners are then eligible for a grand prize of a trophy and $600 awarded to the sponsoring school.

There is no entry fee for the contest. Participating school groups must submit a completed entry form online and up to three photos by Friday, March 18.

Contest rules, entry forms, logo, past contest entries and winners, and educational information are in the sidebar on the left.

Trashcan Winners

Grade Range: 6-8
School: Southwest Livingston
Class: Seventh grade art
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Grade Range: K-2
School: Ross Elementary
Class: Girl Scouts: Daisies and second grade Brownies
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Grade Range: 3-5
School: Schaible Homeschool
Class: Fourth & Fifth Grade
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2015 Trash Can Contest Entries


Girl Scouts: Daisies and second grade Brownies
Ross Elementary


Green Team
Belvidere Elementary School
Cedar Creek Girl Scouts Troop 151
Cedar Creek Elementary
Clearview Y-Club After-School Care
Clearview Elementary
4th grade group
Macks Creek Elementary
Macon Elementary Student Council
Macon R-I Elementary
Recycling Team
Maple Grove Elementary
Girl Scouts: third grade Brownies and fourth grade Juniors
Ross Elementary
3rd and 4th grade students in the LEOS (gifted) program at the elementary school
Tuscumbia Elementary School
Miss Baumann's fourth grade class
Woerther Elementary School


Green Team
Academie Lafayette
Character Ed
Crystal City Junior High
8th grade art
6th grade HATS
Harrisonville Middle School
Seventh Grade
Lewis and Clark Middle School
8th Grade Agriculture Class
Mexico Middle School
Leaping Lizards Recycling Club
Pattonville Heights Middle School
Seventh grade art
Southwest Livingston
Resource Room
THe Mind Development Center