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Posted on: October 3, 2017

Keep McKinney Beautiful annual Trinity Trash Bash on Oct. 21

Residents can help keep McKinney beautiful during the annual Trinity Trash Bash event hosted by the City of McKinney Saturday, Oct. 21.


Registration is now open for residents, civic groups, schools, businesses, homeowner associations and faith-based organizations to pick up litter along roadways and creeks within the city during this community event. Students can earn community service hours, and Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts can earn patches.


To register, visit the Trinity Trash Bash web page. Teams must register by Oct. 18. Please have a list of names and shirt sizes for members to enter during the online registration process. Shirts sizes are limited; every attempt will be made to provide the size requested, but substitutions may be made.


Team check-in will be from 8-9 a.m. in the stage area of Bonnie Wenk Park, 2996 Virginia Pkwy. Shirts, trash bags, gloves, and a detailed map of a specific area to clean will be provided to participating teams. After collecting trash from 9:15-11:45 a.m., teams will gather at Bonnie Wenk Park for a celebratory picnic lunch from noon to 12:30 p.m. sponsored by Waste Connections. Participants are asked to bring a blanket for the picnic.


The City of McKinney is a proud member of T.R.E.E.S., the Trinity River Environmental Education Society, and is committed to litter abatement as it relates to the Trinity River and its watershed. For more information, visit the Trash Bash web page, or call the City of McKinney Environmental Education office at 972-547-7335.


About McKinney

McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. As one of the fastest growing cities in America, McKinney has a current population of more than 168,000. The city was #1 on the list of Best Places to Live in America in 2014, published by Money Magazine. Established in 1848, the city is located 30 miles north of Dallas and is the county seat of Collin County. McKinney offers award-winning schools, a vibrant historic downtown, diverse housing options, a robust economy and a uniquely beautiful natural setting, with rolling hills and lush trees.