Area residents have been cleaning out their closets and garages as well as cleaning up their neighborhoods, as evidenced by the record turnout for last weekend’s Trash Bash event. After being canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic, this year’s Trash Bash offered drive-thru drop-off opportunities at both City Hall and the Richardson Square Mall parking lot, as well as individual trash pick-up/environmental cleanup opportunities.  Here’s a look at the event by the numbers:

  • More than 1900 cars showed up for the electronics/paper shredding event, almost double the average number from past collections.
  • About 48,000 pounds of paper were collected for shredding and more than 30,000 pounds of electronics
  • 300 boxes containing an estimated 8,000 used books, DVDs, CDs and vinyl records were collected by the Friends of the Library (FOL)
  • 382 participants picked up supplies to pick up trash