Spring Trash Bash 2013: March 23, 2013
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
Two hundred and fifty three 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
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.