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[06/13/23] Art & Sustainability Project - Recycling Igloos by Brick Memorial HS

It’s not every day when you get to describe a recycling container with phrases like eye-catching, colorfully striking, and attention grabbing. But a group of high school students at Brick Memorial High School took their creative and artistic skills and transformed faded and old recycling igloos into more than just useable recycling containers but works of art.

“The talent that is on display here is just remarkable,” said Ocean County Commissioner Barbara Jo Crea, as she recently walked around the colorfully painted recycling containers. “I want to extend the appreciation of the entire Ocean County Board of Commissioners to the students in the art club at Brick Memorial High School for not only their participation in the igloo art project but the effort they put into it resulting in this beautiful art work".

”With a keen eye for detail and under the direction of Brick Memorial High School Mural and Arts Club Advisor Judy Harzer, the students painted the recycling igloos in bright colors using blues, pinks and purple as a background to flowers, birds, butterflies and a host of nature scenes. The school name - Brick Memorial - was also included in the art work.

The refreshed igloos will be located throughout Brick Township at Brick Beach No. 1 and No. 3, both on Route 35 North on the Northern Barrier Island, at the Edwin Forsythe Refuge and Traders Cove Marina. There are more than 100 recycling igloos placed by the County at numerous locations throughout Ocean County, in particular in areas like marinas and beach entrances during the tourism season for use by the public. The igloos, which weigh about 100 pounds and stand about six-feet tall are usually green with Ocean County Recycles printed on it to indicate they are for the recycling of cans and bottles.

We are so thankful for their time and creativity! We hope everyone can appreciate them and #recycleright!

If you are interested in this program, please email ocrecycles@co.ocean.nj.us