Richardson’s annual Trash Bash, a large citywide community cleanup event, will be held April 15 across three different city facilities. This community event is designed to allow residents, corporations and philanthropic groups to partner together in a collective of cleanup efforts, according to city officials.

“It's really lovely to see the community engage and ... come together in such a wonderful way to make Richardson beautiful,” Richardson’s Environmental Health Manager Danea Newman said during an April 3 City Council meeting.

The First United Methodist Church will be operating drive-thru activities in its parking lot from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The church, which is located at 503 N. Central Expressway, will have four different drop-off/pickup donation points in the parking lot. These include residential cooking oil/grease disposal, a pickup spot for a free bag of compost or mulch, a collection event for Network of Community Ministries, and a Lions Club eyeglasses collection area.

As part of the citywide cleanup effort, city officials are expected to provide supplies, including trash bags, gloves and litter tongs, for groups to use while picking up litter. Litter can be picked up any day, but the trash collection event for resident groups and corporations will be held 9-11 a.m. across the city.

During Trash Bash, the Richardson Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association will be hosting its annual electronics recycling event. The recycling event will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Richardson Square Mall, which is located at 501 S. Plano Road. Electronics able to be recycled and then demolished include cellphones, flat-screen monitors, flat-screen TVs and printers. Document shredding will also be available. For more information, visit

At Richardson City Hall, which is located at 411 W. Arapaho Road, the city will be hosting a book drive to collect books, CDs and DVDs from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. No encyclopedias, magazines or cassette tapes will be accepted.

For additional information or questions about Trash Bash, call 972-744-4080 or email [email protected].