City staff updated the City Council Monday on Trash Bash 2023.The annual event will feature trash cleanups by community groups and individuals on Saturday, April 15, from 9-11 a.m., as well as drive-thru events at three different locations.  

New this year, members of the Friends of the Library will be utilizing the parking lot of City Hall, which closed following the August 2022 fire, to collect books, CDs and DVDs. Other donation drop-offs will be processed in the parking lot of First United Methodist Church Richardson, 503 N. Central Expwy. 

Drive-thru events taking place at each location include: 

First United Methodist Church Richardson parking lot, 503 N. Central Expwy., 9 a.m.-1 p.m.   

  • One free bag of compost or mulch will be given out per car, while supplies last, provided by City of Richardson Public Services 
  • Donate NEW shelf-stable food items including baking supplies, breakfast foods, boxed meals, canned meals and soups; new hygiene items, diapers (for both kids and adults), and baby wipes; new underwear and socks for kids and adults (all benefit clients of Network of Community Ministries)  
  • Drop off used eyeglasses (for Lions Club beneficiaries)  
  • Drop off residential cooking oil/grease (in lidded, plastic containers) (collected by the City to keep it out of the water system and recycled into biofuels)  


City Hall parking lot, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (benefits Friends of the Library biannual book sales)   

  • Collection of books, CDs and DVDs (no cassette tapes, magazines or encyclopedias)  


Richardson Square Mall parking lot, north end, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (sponsored by the Richardson Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association):  

  • Document shredding 
  • Electronics collection (for recycling or disposal—cell phones, flat screen TVs and monitors, audio/video, printers, peripherals)