Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) hosted its 30th Annual Trash Bash, the organization’s signature cleanup event, at T.W. Richardson Grove Park on Sept. 25. A total of 350 volunteers of all ages came out to help pick up litter and keep it out of the nearby Trinity River, providing 1,400 hours of volunteer service. In addition, the group planted a new Burr Oak tree to celebrate the event's 30th anniversary and bring awareness to mental health.
The group collected 340 pounds of trash and 320 pounds of recyclables during the event. In addition, 1,174 pounds canned food items were donated to benefit Crisis Ministries of Irving.
Several city departments helped make Trash Bash a success, including Parks and Recreation, Solid Waste Services, Water Utilities and Communications. The Singley Academy Police Explorers directed traffic and kept the parking procedure safe and efficient. The Young Men’s Service League – Irving Hawks Chapter distributed supplies at the registration tables.