Spring Trash Bash 2017: April 22, 2017
A total of 315 volunteers registered for Trash Bash Spring 2017. A total of 203 bags of litter were collected.
Event sponsors included the St. Charles Parish Parks and Recreation Department, the United Way of St. Charles, Matrix Service, Valero, Pelican Waste, DNG Electric, Raising Canes, River Parish Electric, the Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council, Entergy Louisiana and the Harry Hurst Wetland Watchers.
Fall Trash Bash 2016: Entire Month of October
Residents were asked to participate on a project of their choosing for the entire month of October for a chance to win one of two iPads donated by Entergy Louisiana.
New Life Community Church and Claire Picou came out on top in the Trash Bash photo contest and took home the prizes.
Spring Trash Bash 2016: March 5, 2016
A total of 306 volunteers registered for Trash Bash Spring 2016. A total of 340 bags of litter were collected: approximately 6,800 pounds of trash.
Thanks to our sponsors, including, Harry Hurst Wetland Watchers, Oldies But Goodies, St. Charles Herald-Guide, Raising Cane's of LaPlace, Government Buildings, Parks and Recreation, Valero and the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office Cleanup Crew.
Fall Trash Bash 2015: Entire Month of October
Residents were asked to participate on a project of their choosing for the entire month of October for a chance to win one of two iPads donated by Entergy Waterford 3.
Ashley Hobby and St. Charles Parish 4-H came out on top in the Trash Bash photo contest and took home the prizes. Check out the entries here.
Spring Trash Bash 2015: March 7, 2015
A total of 150 volunteers registered for Trash Bash Spring 2015. A total of 149 bags of litter were collected; approximately 2,970 pounds of trash.
Susan Hobby's group tied with Entergy Little Gypsy for most amount of litter collected, with 15 bags a piece. The St. Charles Parish Housing Authority's DASH Society team boasted the most volunteers. Kenny Guedry of the St. Charles Parish Parks and Recreation Department was recognized with the 2015 Trash Bash Citizenship Award.
Thanks to our sponsors, including, Harry Hurst Wetland Watchers, Oldies But Goodies, St. Charles Herald-Guide, Global Recycling LLC, Raising Cane's of LaPlace, Government Buildings, Parks and Recreation, Valero, St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office Cleanup Crew and Entergy.
Fall Trash Bash 2014: Entire Month of October
Residents were asked to participate on a project of their choosing for the entire month of October for a chance to win one of two iPads donated by Entergy. Lakewood Elementary 4-H and New Life Community Church came out on top in the Trash Bash photo contest and took home the prizes. Check out the entries here.
Spring Trash Bash 2014: March 22, 2014
A total of 420 volunteers registered for Trash Bash, with 206 attending the after-party at the new Edward A. Dufresne Community Center. A total of 218 bags of litter were collected; approximately 1,560 pounds of trash.
Thanks to our sponsors, including the St. Charles Parish Parks and Recreation Department, Valero, Atmos Energy, ES&H, Global Recycling LLC, the Oldies But Goodies and the Harry Hurst Wetland Watchers.
Fall Trash Bash 2013: Entire Month of October
Residents were asked to participate on a project of their choosing for the entire month of October for a chance to win one of two iPads donated by Entergy. The Trash Bash Fairies (Ashley, Renee and Hannah Riddick) and the Luling United Methodist Church, came out on top in the Trash Bash photo contest and took home the prizes. Check out the entries here.
Spring Trash Bash 2013: March 23, 2013
Approximately 155 volunteers gathered on March 23 to help clean up St. Charles Parish as part of the fifth annual spring Trash Bash. In all, 166 bags of trash were collected, equaling approximately 5,920 pounds. About 20 miles of roadway across the parish was cleaned.
Sponsors for the event included: German Coast Farmers Market (Cleanest City Contest sponsors), ADM Ama (drinks), Valero (food), Atmos Energy (drinks), Dr. Music (DJ and music), Harry Hurst Wetland Watchers (displays and games), Smith Tank & Steel Inc. (smoked sausage), Jacob's World Famous Andouille (smoked sausage). Special thanks to crew members with the Arc of St. Charles for keeping our streets clean all year long!
Trash Bash award winners were R.K. Smith Middle School and the teams of Laura Guidry and Julia Fisher-Perrier (most volunteers) and St. Charles Parish 4-H and the McKinney Family (most litter collected). The winner of the Trash Bash citizenship award was St. Charles Parish Parks and Recreation Director Duane Foret.
Fall Trash Bash 2012: Entire Month of October
Residents were asked to participate on a project of their choosing for the entire month of October for a chance to win a Kindle Fire HD donated by Entergy. The St. Charles Parish Satellite Center staff and students received the prize for their work cleaning in Hahnville and Luling. See all the details below.
Spring Trash Bash 2012: March 24, 2012
A total of 122 volunteers collected 42 bags or roadside litter; 21 on each side of the river. Below is a list of streets that volunteers cleaned on Trash Bash morning.
- St. Rose: River Road around Almedia Road, from Jeannie’s Food Store to Albert Cammon Middle School
- Destrehan: River Road between Gordon and the FOP Hall, River Road from East James Drive to Lorriane Street, Jonathan Street, Modoc Street, Pelican Street, Lorraine Drive, James Drive, in front of ADM, in front of Destrehan Plantation, River Road from the Hale Boggs Bridge to Destrehan Plantation, Murray Hill Drive, Ormond Oaks Drive, Carriage Lane, Dunleith Drive, Stanton Hall, Panther Run Drive
- New Sarpy: The levee between the Seafood Pot and West Harding
- Montz: From Montz Park to the boat launch
- Hahnville: Keller Street, Hwy. 3160, River Road from Hwy. 3160 to Hahnville Fire Department
- Luling: Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway, West Bank Bridge Park, Lac Calcasieu, Ashton Boulevard from River Road to the first entrance of Ashton subdivision, the levee from River Road to Mongrue Street, River Road from Sugarhouse Road to Milling Avenue, Sugarhouse Road, Paul Mallard around CVS, Willowdale Boulevard, Beaupre Drive, East Heather Drive, Lagatutta Park subdivision
Thanks to our sponsors, Valero, ES&H, Oldies But Goodies of Norco and the Wetland Watchers of Harry Hurst Middle School, Progressive Waste Services, Johnny Pots and Atmos Energy.
Fall Trash Bash 2011: October 8, 2011
253 volunteers helped clean the parish in the following areas:
- District 1: Destrehan levee to Longview Drive, Red Church Subdivision, Killona Drive, Adams Street
- District 2: Ashton Boulevard, Paul Maillard near the hospital (Boy Scouts), Willowdale Boulevard and Willowrdige to West Heather, Beaupre Drive
- District 3: Schexnaydre Lane / Destrehan High School area (Boy Scouts), Ormond Village and River Road levee area, Airline Highway around Ormond Boulevard
- District 4: Old Spanish Trail from St. Gertrude Catholic Church to the bridge (Girl Scouts), Pleasant Valley to Hwy. 306 (Brownie Troop)
- District 5: West Oakland and River Road, Riverwood at River Road, Turtle Creek Subdivision
- District 6: Rock Road next to the railroad tracks between Apple Street and Sixth Street, railroad levee area, Apple Street, Bonnet Carre Spillway (Hurst Middle School), Wetland Watchers Park (Hurst Middle School)
Spring Trash Bash 2011: March 26, 2011
The spring 2011 event logged a total of 266 volunteers from community groups and industry, who filled 177.5 bags with roadside litter and 25 bags of recyclable material. That equals about 4,050 pounds of garbage. Other items collected included 23 tires, a fuel tank and various pieces of scrap metal. In all, volunteers cleaned about 57 miles of roadway.
Congratulations to Entergy and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Phi Iota Iota Chapter for cleaning up the most litter and Kartball and R.K. Smith Middle School for contributing the most volunteers!
Sponsors included Keep Louisiana Beautiful, Valero, SDT Waste and Debris Services, ES&H, Oldies But Goodies of Norco, Wetland Watchers of Harry Hurst Middle School and the Entergy Foundation.
Fall Trash Bash 2010: October 2, 2010
The Fall 2010 Trash Bash was celebrated in conjunction with the grand opening of Wetland Watchers Park in Norco. The event raised approximately $2,000 from food and drink sales to benefit wildlife oil spill rehabilitation efforts.
Click here for more information on the Wetland Watchers Park grand opening, including sponsors. See photos of the event.
Spring Trash Bash 2010: March 27, 2010
The spring 2010 event logged a total of 256 volunteers from community groups and industry, who filled 229 bags with roadside litter. That equals about 9,160 pounds of garbage. Some additional items that were picked up include 48 tires, two signs, one propane tank, a pallet of wood, two poles and siding. Volunteers cleaned a total of 124 linear miles.
In addition, the Sheriff's Cleanup Crew alone filled 240 bags over 24 miles of roadway. This was done by an average of five workers per day for 10 days leading up to Trash Bash.
Congratulations to J.B. Martin Middle School and Valero St. Charles Refinery for contributing the most volunteers to Trash Bash. Norco Civic Association and ATMOS cleaned the widest geographic area.
Fall Trash Bash 2009: October 3, 2009
About 200 volunteers cleaned roadways from Norco to Luling during this scaled-back clean up day. Wearing their bright yellow Trash Bash T-shirts, volunteers raised awareness for the cleanup effort, which is planned again in February 2010. Read about the Harry Hurst Wetland Watchers and Destrehan High School WISE Club's trash pickup and categorization efforts in the Bonnet Carre Spillway.
Inaugural Trash Bash: March 14, 2009
The numbers tell the success story of March 14’s Trash Bash Great American Cleanup effort.
The event logged a total of 342 volunteers from community groups and industry, who filled 391 bags with roadside litter. Volunteers covered more than 69 miles of roadway in almost every St. Charles Parish community.
That equals an estimated 7,820 pounds, or 3.91 tons of trash in all. Local industry collected 4,074 pounds of used electronic items to be recycled. Additionally, the Recycling Foundation of Baton Rouge got 16.22 tons of household recyclables dropped off at two trucks parked at the Spillway Boat Launch.
The event opened many residents’ eyes to the severity of the litter and dumping problem in St. Charles Parish and raised awareness for the parish’s recycling efforts, which continue every first Saturday of the month on both sides of the river.
Volunteers found many items that couldn’t be bagged, including car and truck tires, car panels, toilets, bikes, hub caps, grocery carts, televisions, pallets and metal pipes. Roadside cigarette butts were a problem as well.
We at parish government would like to thank all who volunteered their time for this worthy cause by either cleaning up the streets that morning, spending time at the Bash or manning any of the food and informational booths. Thanks also to our sponsors, Valero, Motiva, Coastal Waste, Prestige Services, Magnolia Water, Recycle America, Recycling Foundation, St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office, Dow, Local Fire Departments, Keep Louisiana Beautiful, Waste Management, Atmos Energy and ES&H.