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Mark your calendar for 2017 Trash Bash Important Dates:

  • Pre-event/supplies distribution:
    Thursday, April 13th, 2017
  • Trash Bash event: 
    April 15, 2017

Event and Pre-event meeting location:
Richardson Civic Center/City Hall complex
(next to the Richardson Public Library)
411 W. Arapaho Road, Richardson,  Texas  75080

Link to Frequently Asked Questions

What IS Trash Bash?  The following video offers a tour of the event:

The City of Richardson’s Annual Trash Bash event is held in conjunction with Keep Texas Beautiful and is open to anyone wishing to help clean up the community.

All participants will disperse from their homes/locations to their designated street, park, and/or area on the morning of the event to fill their bags with litter and recyclables. After collecting litter and recyclables, participants will return filled bags to the Richardson City Hall/Civic Center at 411 W. Arapaho Rd., where refuse will be collected or they may be left at the clean up location near trash cans.  If leaving on site please inform us at check-in.

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


Beginning at 9:00 a.m. outside
Civic Center:

  • Book Drive
    • books
    • magazines
    • CDs & DVDs
  • Clothing Drive
    (gently used & washed. NO undergarments) 
    • Clothing, shoes, coats, accessories
    • Place in plastic bags/sacks
    • No trash bags please
  • Free Texas Pure Compost or Mulch one bag of each per vehicle)
  • Cease the Grease - residential cooking oil drop off. Bring in non-breakable, disposable, containers that you can leave behind.

Beginning at 11:00 a.m. outside
the Civic Center:

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

Beginning at 11:00 a.m., inside the Civic Center:

The Trash Bash After Party!   Refreshments and Door Prizes!


Online registration:
Click Here for Online Registration

Phone Registration:
(972) 744-4076
(Monday through Thursday, 8 am to 5 pm)

Click Here for printable Registration Forms

 Trash Bash Map Thumbnail

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 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
  • Young Mens Service League
  • Office of Emergency Management
  • Bruce Miller Nurseries
  • Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB)
  • Friends of the Library
  • Network of Community Ministries
  • DART
  • Texas A&M Agrilife Center

There will NOT be a drop-off for prescription drugs during this event. Please click HERE for the next event day and location.


Last updated: 12/22/2016 3:18:58 PM