BIDDEFORD — Local artists are being asked to submit concepts for “Let’s Talk Trash.”

The downtown revitalization organization Heart of Biddeford is seeking ideas for the project, which is asking artists to design trash can lids for 11 receptacles along Main Street. The nonprofit group will select 11 artists to help bring art to otherwise mundane elements and promote the use of city trash cans.

“Adding color to downtown helps promote the ongoing efforts of engendering cultural tourism and downtown redevelopment,” said Laura Dunn, project coordinator and local artist.

Artists are being asked to consider the “EnviroGreen” theme in their design proposal. The final 11 projects will be eligible for a $100 prize.

Submissions are due by Monday. For more information, visit or email [email protected]