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SPRING TRASH BASH SET FOR MARCH 25

Event to Feature Electronics Recycling Drop-off

Post Date:February 14, 2017 2:33 p.m.

St. Charles Parish will once again go green on March 25 with the parishwide Trash Bash, a litter cleanup and recycling awareness event to be held from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Those interested in volunteering may sign up as teams or individuals at www.scptrashbash.org or by calling (985) 331-8604. The deadline to register for Trash Bash is March 15.

“This is a great opportunity for our residents to volunteer in their community and make a difference simply by picking up trash,” Parish President Larry Cochran said. “St. Charles Parish is a beautiful place to live, but we must continue to do our part to keep it that way.

Groups of volunteers will spread out around the parish beginning at 8:30 a.m. to clean up litter hotspots in their respective communities. Volunteers can either choose their own areas to clean or be assigned one. All equipment will be provided, including pickup sticks, gloves and trash bags.

Verification certificates will be available for students needing service hours for school or church requirements.

A culminating celebration for Trash Bash participants will kick off at 11:30 a.m. at the Edward A. Dufresne Community Center, 274 Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway in Luling. Volunteers are invited to enjoy free food, music, face painting and information about local recycling efforts and wetlands restoration. Residents can check www.scptrashbash.org for updates as more activities are added.

The Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council will be on site to collect old electronics and provide recycling information to residents. A complete list of items that will be accepted can be found here.

The Harry Hurst Middle School Wetland Watchers have also signed on to display local wildlife and nature exhibits. Teams will report on their trash-bashing progress using a new digital database reporting system at the celebration itself using mobile devices, allowing for day-of statistical reporting. In addition, awards will be given to teams that provide the most volunteers and collect the most trash, and door prizes will be available.

In, a total of 306 volunteers registered for Trash Bash, with 206 attending the after-party at the new Edward A. Dufresne Community Center. A total of 340 bags of litter were collected.

More information about event sponsors and activities is forthcoming. If you or your company or organization is interested in sponsoring Trash Bash or providing door prizes, please contact Adrienne Bourgeois at (985) 783-5183 or abourgeois@stcharlesgov.net.

Previous volunteers are asked to re-wear their Trash Bash T-shirts if available. New volunteers who wish to reserve a specific t-shirt size should sign up as soon as possible.

The mission of St. Charles Parish government is to provide high quality, efficient services to sustain and enhance the quality of life for all residents of St. Charles Parish.

For more information on parish activities, visit www.stcharlesparish-la.gov, www.facebook.com/stcharlesgov or www.twitter.com/stcharlesgov. Residents may sign up to receive e-newsletters on desired parish-related topics by visiting www.stcharlesparish-la.gov/enews and emergency texts, e-mails and phone calls at www.scpemergencyalerts.com.

PICTURED: A volunteer 'trash bashes' underneath the Hale Boggs bridge during the Spring version of Trash Bash earlier this year.

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