Richardson's annual Trash Bash scheduled for April 23

Network of Community Ministries will be available during the April 23 event to accept donations of high-demand products, such as baking supplies, boxed or canned meals and diapers. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)
Network of Community Ministries will be available during the April 23 event to accept donations of high-demand products, such as baking supplies, boxed or canned meals and diapers. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)

Network of Community Ministries will be available during the April 23 event to accept donations of high-demand products, such as baking supplies, boxed or canned meals and diapers. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)

As part of its month of community service, the city of Richardson is holding its Trash Bash event April 23 at both Richardson City Hall and the Richardson Square Mall.

Held in conjunction with the Keep Texas Beautiful campaign, Trash Bash is an annual event coordinated by the city to “help clean up the community.” Richardson residents are advised to donate during the event as well as dispose of kitchen grease and recycle used electronics.

Similar to last year, there will be no activities held inside City Hall, according to Richardson officials. Instead, there will be drive-thru activities in the City Hall parking lot from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

At City Hall, the Network of Community Ministries will be available during the event to collect donations. Network has posted a list of high-demand items it would prefer donated, including baking supplies, boxed or canned meals, hygiene items and diapers.

In addition, the Lions Club will be collecting eyeglasses, and the Friends of the Richardson Library will be collecting used books, CDs and DVDs.


Residents can also drop off used cooking oil and kitchen grease and pick up a free bag of Texas Pure compost or mulch.

The Richardson Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association’s electronics recycling and document shredding event will be held in the Richardson Square Mall parking lot, 501 S. Plano Road from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. It will accept most electronics but cannot accept CRT TVs or computer monitors. It can also not accept any hazardous waste items, which include batteries, paint, cleaners and fluorescent bulbs. Visit www.cor.net/hhw for more information on hazardous waste items.

City officials said personal shredding will be limited to what can fit into a car. There is no charge to drop off electronic items and documents, but donations are encouraged for the RCPAAA, which is a charitable nonprofit.

For additional information or questions about Trash Bash, visit www.cor.net/trashbash.
By Jackson King
Jackson joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in January of 2022. He graduated in 2020 from Texas A&M with a degree in journalism. Jackson covers education, local government, business, development, real estate, transportation and nonprofits in the Richardson community. Prior to CI, he covered sports for the Wylie News, interned at Maroon Weekly and Insite Brazos Valley Magazine in College Station, Texas, and wrote freelance for the Dallas Morning News.