Get ready to bash some trash this weekend!
The 16th annual community clean up is happening Saturday in Belleville, Quinte West and Tyendinaga Township.
Last year, over 1800 volunteers took part filling eight 30-yard dumpsters with Trash Bash-collected garbage.
“Trash bash is an excellent opportunity for our residents to visit with neighbours and friends while helping keep our Township beautiful,” said Reeve Rick Phillips of the Township of Tyendinaga. “I hope that everyone who can, will come and join us in this important event.”
Mayor Jim Harrison of the City of Quinte West has the same opinion. “The Annual Quinte Trash Bash is a great project and promotes a cleaner environment. Quinte West is encouraged to get out and get involved by putting a team together to pick up litter in our community.”
“With winter now behind us, it’s time for the community to come together and participate in the annual Trash Bash event. I encourage all members of our community to get out and take part in helping clean up our City – a little bit goes a long way,” said Mayor Taso Christopher of the City of Belleville.
The 4th annual Garbage Bag Ball will follow at Cafe Sans Souci at 8:30 p.m.
Everyone is invited to come out and dance to the music of “The Stir” and wear previously enjoyed and locally made clothing and accessories.
Tickets available for $10 at Cafe Sans Souci, 240 Front St and Lisa & Peter, artists and artisans gallery, 54 Bridge St. East.
Businesses and schools are encouraged to organize their own cleanup to compete in the Quinte Trash Bash Business & Schools Challenge and demonstrate leadership on this important community issue.
How to Take Part:
Decide where you want to pick up litter and register online at quintetrashbash.ca. Supplies and litter drop-off locations are listed for each community on quintetrashbash.ca.
On April 23, clean up your chosen site and drop off trash at designated Trash Bash drop-off locations.