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Posted on: August 11, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Socially Distanced Trash Bash set for Sept. 19

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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!

  • Any group that registers by Tuesday, Sept. 1, will be entered into a drawing for a chance to receive a visit from a Kona Ice truck (Benbrook residents only) at their worksite the day of the event! 
  • Each group is encouraged to take a picture during their cleanup and post it to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with #BenbrookTrashBash. Include the number of volunteers in your group, hours worked, and bags of trash collected. Each group to do this will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win free ice cream from Braums!
  • Make sure to follow us on Facebook for other chances to win prizes.

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 groupIn 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, avaldez@benbrook-tx.gov. The last day to register is Friday, Sept. 11 by 5 p.m.

Things to keep in mind:

  • When choosing a location, safety is the primary concern; be mindful of traffic flow, sidewalks, and social distancing recommendations.
  • Masks and gloves are highly encouraged for all volunteers over the age of 10 years old.
  • Stay updated with the current COVID-19 safety regulations from the CDC, Tarrant County, and Texas Governor’s Office.

Download the release form.


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