The City of Benbrook’s 28th Annual Trash Bash will look a little different this year. Volunteers are invited to pick up litter in their own neighborhood (or other location of choice) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19.
Benbrook Mayor Jerry Dittrich said the social distance format allows volunteers to safely participate in this popular community cleanup.
“The Benbrook Trash Bash is a tradition that citizens look forward to every year,” he said. “With this approach, residents can safely Keep Benbrook Beautiful while minimizing their risk. With multiple groups working independently, we hope to make an even bigger impact, and collect a greater amount of trash around our community.”
We are adding in a few virtual raffle opportunities for our volunteers!
Groups are limited to 10 people or fewer and will need to choose their cleanup location prior to registration. Each registered volunteer will receive their own supply bag that will include a pair of gloves, two trash bags, a safety vest, water, and hand sanitizer wipes.
Supply bags will be available for pickup at the Benbrook Senior Citizen Center (1010 Mercedes Street) from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 18, and from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19. For public safety reasons, only one group representative will be allowed to pick up the bags for their group. In addition, all participants will be expected to follow State and local guidelines about wearing masks and social distancing during the pickup and on the day of the event.
All groups must register and submit a release form in advance; the forms can be emailed to your group or downloaded here. To register, submit release forms, or for more information, please email Amanda Valdez, firstname.lastname@example.org. The last day to register is Friday, Sept. 11 by 5 p.m.
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Download the release form.