Health Department staff have been busy this week getting ready for the department’s biggest annual event: Trash Bash, to be held Saturday, April 24. Postponed in 2020 due to the pandemic, this year’s Bash offers families and groups the opportunity to plan their own clean-ups and pick up supplies in advance at City Hall. On the day of the event, there will not be any activities inside City Hall but several drive-thru activities will be held in the City Hall parking lot and at Richardson Square Mall.

The day’s schedule is as follows:

  • City Hall parking lot drive-thru—9 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Address: 411 W. Arapaho Rd., Richardson, TX 75080
  • Residential cooking oil/grease collection
  • Book drive (books, magazines, CDs, DVDs)
  • Free Texas Pure compost or mulch
  • Collection event for Network of Community Ministries

Richardson Square Mall—10 a.m.-2 p.m.
501 S Plano Rd, Richardson, TX 75081
(sponsored by the Richardson Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association)

  • Electronics recycling
  • Document shredding

For more details about all the above events, see page 3 of this month’s Richardson Today.

Groups desiring to pick up trash may do so on any day of their choosing. The City will provide supplies, including trash bags, gloves and litter tongs. Register at the City’s Trash Bash website.

Contact: 972-744-4080 or e-mail