RICHARDSON – The annual Trash Bash attracted many people to both City Hall and the Richardson Square Mall with several activities that allowed people the opportunity to recycle.

Trash Bash is made up of different drive-thru events. The Lion’s Club is on one end of the parking lot collecting eyeglasses, while friends of the Richardson Public Library are collecting books, DVDs and CDs. Volunteers with the Network of Community Ministries are accepting donations like food, clothes, and hygiene products. On the other side, people are disposing of their cooking oil and grease – and cars lined up to receive free bags of Texas Pure compost and mulch.

The Richardson Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association sponsored events at the Richardson Square Mall. It included electronic recycling and document shredding.

Usually up to 35,000 lbs. of paper is collected at the event and anywhere between 40,000-50,000 lbs. of electronics.

Trash Bash comes together every year with the help of volunteers who dedicate part of their weekend to beautify the community and help clean the environment.

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