A reader writes:

“I spotted one of DC’s “designed to recycle” dump trucks in Colombia Heights.

It’s a pretty cool project – here’s the website:

“The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) in partnership with the Department of Public Works (DPW) is pleased to announce Designed to Recycle, a new public art initiative that will transform recycling trucks into mobile public art works. DCCAH is seeking proposals for two-dimensional art to be printed on vinyl and wrapped onto recycling trucks that will circulate through all eight wards of the District. Artists’ proposals will be selected to be featured on recycling trucks for the duration of two years beginning in the spring of 2015.”


A reader sends this beauty from Dupont:

“Perfect car for 4th of July galavanting! If it’s not clear, that license plate reads “70 Joy”–and it’s not an antique plate! That means that car passes DC’s emissions inspection. Badass!”