Trash Bash FAQ

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Trash Bash FAQ

How does Trash Bash work?

Interested neighborhood groups, civic organizations, and individuals can register to de-litter an area of Richardson. The groups meet at their designated area the morning of the event and begin cleaning. Groups can arrive at 11 a.m. to take part in after-cleanup festivities including environmental exhibitors and light refreshments at Richardson City Hall located at 411 W. Arapaho Road.

How do I register?

Registration is available online at, or you may call our office to register at 972-744-4080.

Groups may choose a location that is close to them, or pick a location based on the size or ages of their group. Areas may include neighborhoods, streets, creeks, parks or other areas of interest.

Does the City of Richardson provide any tools or equipment?

Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) provides trash bags and gloves to the participants. The City of Richardson provides blue recycle bags. A limited supply of litter tongs are available.

We will be distributing supplies Monday-Friday the week of Trash Bash from 8am-5pm, and until 7pm on Thursday. The supply pick up is at Richardson City Hall, 411 W. Arapaho Rd., Suite 107. Other arrangements can be made by calling 972-744-4080.

Does each person have to sign a release form?

Yes, anyone that participates must fill out a release form. We do have a group form available so everyone can sign on one form. You may drop off the forms when you pick up supplies, or turn them in the day of the event when you come to City Hall.

Where do I put the trash/recycle bags after they are filled?

There will be containers available at City Hall for you to dispose of the filled trash and recycle bags. If you do not have a way to transport the filled bags, they may be left at the location you cleaned. If you cleaned a park area, leave the bags near the trash receptacles in the park. If you cleaned another area, place the bags close to the curb so they are easily accessible for waste disposal or recycle pick up. When you check in at City Hall for the event, inform the person at registration where you left the bags.

What can I put in the recycle bags?

Any recyclable material you collect may be placed in the blue bags. For more information on what is recyclable, go to

What if I cannot participate on the day of Trash Bash, but still want to do a cleanup?

You may participate on a different day or time. Contact the Richardson Health Department by email or by phone at 972- 744-4080.

Residential Cooking Oil Collection "Cease the Grease" Campaign

City of Dallas Cease the Grease will be collecting residential cooking oil & grease.  Dallas Water Utilities turns this into electricity at their south side waste water treatment plant.  Please bring the oil/grease in a non-glass disposable container.  The drop-off area will be located in the east parking lot of City Hall. 


Richardson Public Services will be giving away Texas Pure Compost in the parking lot on the east side of City Hall from 9 am – 1 pm. This is free to residents and you may get up to one bag per vehicle.

Book Drive

The Friends of the Richardson Public Library will be collecting books, magazines, CDs, and DVDs from 9 am – 1 pm. They will be located in the west drive thru area of City Hall close to the library.

Clothing Drive

The Network of Community Ministries, Inc. will be collecting clothing, shoes, coats and accessories. The clothing should be gently used and washed, and brought in boxes or paper or plastic bags (no trash bags). Undergarments will not be accepted. The drop off area for clothing will be in the drive through at the west end of City Hall.