Winner Chosen In ‘Decorate Your Bin’ Contest, Prior To Contest’s Cancellation

yellow recyle bin in memory_wmAlthough the ‘Decorate Your Bin’ contest has been cancelled, Toys For Thought insisted to give the $50 Gift Certificate to the contest’s winner-being that it was submitted prior to the termination of the contest. The photo pictured has been chosen the winner, and will be receiving the $50 Gift Certificate. (Photo is actual and not Photoshopped). The winner┬áhas been notified via email.

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21 COMMENTS

  1. there is no ordinance that one may not decorate their garbage can. so you all have permission to decorate away. you cannot deface or purposely damage the can, but non permanent decorations are fine. removable decals can be bought at michaels and rag shop, home depot, and lowes. we can turn an eyesore into an expression of individuality. i am puttting flower and butterfly decals on mine. my neighbor is making big smiley faces on hers. is the contest back on?

  2. Hershel,
    Why are you engaging is bad publicity? The idea to decorate the property of the township, i.e. the yellow bins, was a poor choice in the first place. This became even more obvious when Mr. Franklin felt the need to release a statement to that effect.
    And then to intensify the badness of your publicity, you choose a winner someone who has taken a police shield, which is disrespectful to police personnel. On top of that, the winner took a memorial symbol who’s idea he probably got from the many memorial decals that are im memory of a Lakewood Police Officer who was killed in the line of duty.
    Maybe you should reconsider your decision to run for public office. You need to show a little more respect to the people you intend to take charge of.

  3. I LOVE my new yellow can. its so easy, i just put my cans, bottles, boxes inside, no crushing, stacking, sorting. The bright yellow color? gives a little life to this dull, bleaque, sterile neighborhood where every house looks alike and they are stacked like army barracks. GOOD JOB DPW!

  4. #8 and #15 I could not agree more this was done in very bad taste, a lot of Lakewood police read the scoop! Disgraceful!!!

  5. So you think DPW is doing a great job with Garbage collection.

    Well I live in Lakewood but also own a home in the Five Towns in Long Island NY, so let me educate you.

    In the five towns it works like this.

    1. You have your own cans which you buy and leave on the side of your house.
    2. There is no putting the garbage out. They come to the side and take it.
    3. Seperate recycling? Not needed. They do it automaticlly at the plant.
    4. Bulk garbage! You call the village hall and they come the next day.
    5. Well property taxes must be much higher! Actually no, even though the house there is worth more than the one in Lakewood. (they had the same issue with school taxes and got taxes dropped) and its gone lower in the past few years while lakewoods been constantly going up.

    My relatives who live there and came to visit couldn’t stop laughing when they saw these yellow bins.

    I wonder who got the contract to make these monstrosities.

  6. If you think Hershel is foolish and insensitive, you’re nuts.
    If you think Candidate Hershel is foolish and insensitive, and would would insult police on the TLS, then you’re really nuts.
    Hershel meant no disrespect; If anything, and that’s a big if, it’s an irreverent show of appreciation for a fallen officer. Hershel has the greatest respect for police officers and is supported by many of them.
    That said, if you think Hershel should be more aware of possible misinterpretation of his comments and actions, well, I agree with you!

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