Keep Mesquite Beautiful (KMB) will hold its volunteer cleanup event, Trash Bash, on Sept. 19 with adjustments to support public health guidelines. The modified plan will feature contact-free pick up of supplies by volunteers and placement of supplies/trash at clean-up sites for removal by City staff. Volunteers are asked to register by 9 p.m. on Sept. 18 at www.cityofmesquite.com/TrashBash to help event organizers plan for supplies and cleanup site locations. For more information, please contact KMB at KMB@cityofmesquite.com or 972-329-8331.
Selket Daese, the Program Administrator for Keep Mesquite Beautiful, Inc. said, “Litter prevention is such an important part of what we do at Keep Mesquite Beautiful. And volunteers play a vital role in our efforts.”
She explained that volunteers will receive a variety of coupons from local restaurants in appreciation for their time given towards the clean-up event.
The Trash Bash will include these changes:
- Volunteers will be provided trash grabbers, safety vests, disposable gloves, and trash bags during a curbside pick-up at the Community Services Building, 1616 N. Galloway Avenue, from 8 - 9 a.m. on Sept. 19.
- Volunteers will be asked to follow current health protocols with wearing a face covering, social distancing and sanitizing.
- Volunteer groups will be limited to 10 people per group, with larger groups being organized into smaller groups to cover different areas of the same location.
- Volunteers will dispose of trash bags and supplies at assigned locations.