Congratulations to Trinity Trash Bash Award Winners for 2010
The following selection of winning communities for the 2010 Trinity Trash Bash Awards was based on information provided by the coordinators from member organizations of the Trinity River Environment Education Society.
Division I Award (less than 49,999 population) was presented to Lancaster, which combined a litter pickup with a drop-off trash and recycling event. A total of 449 volunteers helped collect 88,420 pounds of trash and debris, along with 22,041 pounds of recyclables.
Division II Award (50,000 to 99,999 population) presented to Allen, which encouraged all Adopt-a-Roadway/Waterway/Spot groups to conduct litter cleanups while the city hosted an exchange during which citizens donated used items to charitable groups who found new uses for the old materials. Their education event consisted of a curriculum and idea exchange that Allen coordinated with extension service staff and teachers, home school educators, scout leaders, HOA presidents, etc. Allen's 1,344 volunteers collected 9,035 pounds of debris and recycled 72,593 pounds of material.
Division III Award (100,000 to 249,999) presented to Garland, which held a city-wide Trash Bash, collecting 6,000 pounds of trash and 2,000 pounds of recyclables. Garland has been a dedicated supporter of the TREES program for more than two years.