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.”
In addition to the new format, the City is including a few virtual raffle opportunities for volunteers:
- Any group that registers by Tuesday, Sept. 1, will be entered into a drawing for a chance to receive a visit from Kona Ice at their worksite the day of the event. (Benbrook residents only.)
- Take a picture during your cleanup and post it to your Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram page with #BenbrookTrashBash. Include the number of volunteers in your group, hours worked, and bags of trash collected. Each reported cleanup gets your group in a raffle for a chance to win free ice cream from Braums.
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Groups are limited to 10 people or fewer and will need to choose their cleanup location prior to registration. Each registered volunteer will receive his or her own supply bag, which 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 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19. For public health reasons, only one group representative will be allowed to pick up the bag. In addition, all participants will be expected to follow State and local guidelines about wearing masks and social distancing, both during the pickup and on the day of the event.
To register or get more information, please email Amanda Valdez, email@example.com. All groups must complete a Release Form in advance. It can be emailed to them or they can download it from the City website. The deadline to register is 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11.
Things to keep in mind:
- When choosing a cleanup location, safety is the primary concern.
- Be mindful of traffic flow, sidewalks, and social distancing guidelines.
- Masks and gloves are highly encouraged for all volunteers over the age of 10 years old.
- Be aware of the most current COVID-19 safety regulations from the CDC, Tarrant County, and Texas Governor’s Office.