Trinity Trash Bash

Trinity Trash Bash 

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Trinity Trash Bash Information

McKinney residents are invited to participate in the Trinity Trash Bash. This event is the twin cousin to the Texas Trash-Off event held in the Spring.

This regional event encourages residents and businesses to join forces and clean up our roadsides, waterways, neighborhoods and parks to protect the Trinity River watershed. Each year during the Trinity Trash Bash, volunteers throughout the North Central Texas area help improve local water quality, restore natural beauty and reduce potential threats to human health and wildlife.

Bring your family, friends, co-workers or organization members and join us for this fun and important event. Every registered participant submitting a liability waiver will receive a T-shirt. This is a great opportunity for students to earn community service hours. City staff will assign a location to clean based on dry weather screening tests from Stormwater Staff. The goal is to keep McKinney "Unique by Nature" and protect the Trinity River watershed!

2019 Event Results

  • 285 volunteers/staff

  • Approximately a total of 855 hours of volunteer time.

  • 2500+ lbs. of litter collected from 29 locations covering approximately 415 acres and more than 32K feet of waterway shoreline.

2017 Event Results

  • 274 volunteers spent 685 volunteer hours collecting litter.
  • 223 bags of litter collected, totaling 2720 lbs. (that’s average of 9.93 lbs. per person).
  • 21 “litter hot spots” in the city addressed.


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.

Trinity Trash Bash Photos