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2015 Trash Bash

Registered Participants Supplies Pickup:
Thursday, April 16, 2015 between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
in the WEST conference room at the Civic Center (411 W. Arapaho Road)
(supplies are limited! please plan to stop by to claim yours!)

Trash Bash Event:    Saturday, April 18th @ 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Link to Frequently Asked Questions

Click Here for Registration Forms

The City of Richardson’s 21st Annual Trash Bash is scheduled for Saturday, April 18, 2015. The event is held in conjunction with Keep Texas Beautiful and is open to anyone wishing to help clean up the community.

Groups or individuals wishing to join are invited to a pre-event meeting, set for Thursday, April 16th, at 6 p.m. in the Richardson Civic Center/City Hall building at 411 W. Arapaho Rd. At the meeting, trash bags, release forms and area assignments will be provided to participants. Groups and individuals are also encouraged to register online by clicking HERE, or by phone at 972-744-4076.

All participants will disperse from their homes/locations to their designated street, park, and/or area on the morning of Saturday, April 18th, 2015 to fill their bags with litter and recyclables. After collecting litter and recyclables, participants are asked to return filled bags to the Richardson City Hall/Civic Center at 411 W. Arapaho Rd., where refuse will be collected.   Refreshments, door prizes, music, and activities for children will also be provided.

During the event, the Richardson Environmental Action League (REAL) will give each Richardson household a free roll of 26 blue recycle bags.

In conjunction with Trash Bash, the following will be available at City Hall/Civic Center on April 18th.

Refreshments available for purchase:

  • Kona Ice
  • Cup Cakin

Starting at 9 a.m.

  • Book Drive (books, magazines, CDs, DVDs)
  • Free Texas Pure Compost (up to 2.5 cubic feet per resident or five 1 gallon containers)
  • Clothing Drive (clothing should be gently used and washed)
    • Clothing, shoes, coats, accessories, no undergarments.
    • Place in plastic bags/sacks.
    • No trash bags please
  • Cease the Grease - residential cooking oil drop off. Bring in non-breakable, disposable, containers that you can leave behind.

Starting at 11 a.m.

Join us for the Trash Bash After Party at the Civic Center

  • Environmental Education Fair
  • Free Recycling Bags
  • Refreshments
  • Door Prizes
  • Just Jazz
  • Animal Shelter Adoptable Animals


Electronics Recycling and Document Shredding will be at First United Methodist Church during the 2015 Trash Bash Event, the location will be accessible from Central Expressway (75) service road.

There will NOT be a drop-off for prescription drugs.  Please visit the DEA Diversion website HERE for more information or read our FAQ page.

Click Here for Online Registration

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Trash Bash 2015

Trash Bash Father and Son

Trash Bash Educational

Trash Bash Civic Center

Joining the Health Department this year:
  • Public Services Department
  • Members of the Richardson City Council
  • Richardson Environmental Advisory Commission
  • Richardson Environmental Action League (REAL)
  • Police Department
  • Community Services Department
  • Richardson Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (CPAAA)
  • Citizens Fire Academy Alumni Association (CFAAA)
  • Fire Department
  • Animal Services
  • Richardson High School Environmental AP Students
  • Texas Pure Products
  • Public Services
  • Emergency Management
  • Republic Recycling
  • Bruce Miller Nurseries
  •  Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB)
  • Friends of the Library
  • Network of Community Ministries
  • YMCA
  • DART
  • Texas A&M Agrilife Center


Last updated: 4/16/2015 2:50:54 PM