McKINNEY, Texas (Oct. 7, 2015) – The City of McKinney will host the Trinity Trash Bash on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The Trinity Trash Bash provides an opportunity for McKinney residents to clean up the city by collecting litter, especially along waterways. Civic groups, schools, businesses, homeowner associations, faith-based organizations and individuals are encouraged to take part in this community event. The Storm Water Management Department has identified locations throughout the city to clean. Students can earn community service hours, and Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts can earn official T.R.E.E.S. (Trinity River Environmental Education Society) Trinity Trash Bash patches.
Teams of volunteers can register online, and liability forms available on the city website are required of all participants. Team captains should have a list of names and shirt sizes for members to enter during the online registration process. Shirts will be available for the first 300 who register. Everyone else is encouraged to wear a shirt that represents their team.
Team check-in will be from 8–9 a.m. in the parking lot of Bonnie Wenk Park, 2996 Virginia Pkwy., near the amphitheater. Shirts, trash bags, gloves, and a detailed map of a specific area to clean will be provided for teams. After collecting trash from 9:15–11:45 a.m., teams will gather at Bonnie Wenk Park for a celebratory picnic lunch at noon sponsored by Progressive Waste Solutions. Participants are asked to bring a blanket for the picnic.
As a member of T.R.E.E.S., the City of McKinney is committed to preserving and protecting the Trinity River Watershed through education, awareness and active engagement.
City of McKinney Press Release