San Benito springs into Trash Bash day

SAN BENITO — Volunteer school and civic groups, church organizations and individuals are invited to participate in the city of San Benito Trash Bash, scheduled here on April 9 from 8 a.m. to noon.

The annual event is designed to clean up neighborhoods within the city and along area roadsides.

Free trash bags will be issued to volunteering groups at the trash bash headquarters at the City Service Center, 925 W. Stenger St. the morning of the event at 8 a.m.

To register, call the city at 956-361-3800, ext. 409.

Keep San Benito Beautiful Chairman Lynne Pare hopes more volunteers will show up early.

Last year, about 60 volunteers participated in the trash bash event.

This will be Pare’s first year and KSBB’s first year partnering up with the city for the event.

“I am really excited,” she said. “This is my first trash bash. We have already received supplies and donations from various people.”

For residents who wish to participate, dumpsters will be located at the San Benito City Service Center for public use, from 8 a.m. to noon. No commercial construction/remodeling materials will be accepted. Proof of residency for is required (water bill with address or photo ID) in order to use the dumpsters.

Dumpsters are for tree trimmings, brush, paper, fabrics and wood items only. Keep brush and wood separate from all other disposal items. Appliances (without Freon) and furniture will also be accepted for disposal at the City Service Center.

Pare hopes the event will help reaffirm KSBB’s mission for the public.

“Our mission is to educate and engage San Benito community members, residents and visitors to take responsibility for improving our community environment,” Pare said.

“A share of our overall plan is to help our community to be responsible for their community and give them even more incentive to assist us and being a part of our programs and events. Tree planting is another great opportunity to bring together our community of San Benito.”

An appreciation party for individuals and groups who participate in trash bash will be conducted at the City Service Center at 11 a.m. on Trash Bash Day.

Free hotdogs and drinks will be served to all volunteers.