Residents can help keep McKinney beautiful during the seventh annual Texas Trash-Off event hosted by the City of McKinney Saturday, April 11. The event coincides with the Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off, the largest single day cleanup event in the state.
Residents, civic groups, schools, businesses, homeowner associations and faith-based organizations are invited to pick up litter along roadways and creeks within the city during this community event. Students can earn community service hours, and Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts can earn patches.
Registration is now open at www.mckinneytexas.org/texastrashoff. This year, participants must submit a waiver on the city’s website prior to participating. Teams should register by April 9 to guarantee shirts for all team members. Please have a list of names and shirt sizes for members to enter during the online registration process.
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 to participating teams. After collecting trash from 9–11 a.m., teams will gather at Bonnie Wenk Park for a celebratory picnic lunch sponsored by Progressive Waste Solutions and ice cream from Blue Bell Creameries. Participants are asked to bring a blanket for the picnic.
The Texas Trash-Off events are a partnership with the Keep Texas Beautiful program and the Texas Department of Transportation. For more information, visit the Texas Trash-Off page or call the City of McKinney Environmental Education office at 972-547-7335.
City of McKinney Press Release