Trash Bash cleans up March 5

Published 12:05 am Wednesday, February 3, 2016

HAHNVILLE — St. Charles Parish will once again go green with the eighth installment of the spring parishwide Trash Bash, a litter cleanup and recycling awareness event held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 5.

Those interested in volunteering may sign up as teams or individuals at or by calling 985-331-8604.
Groups of volunteers will fan out around the parish beginning at 8:30 a.m. to clean up litter hotspots in their respective communities.

Volunteers can either choose their own areas to clean or be assigned one. All equipment will be provided, including pickup sticks, gloves and trash bags.

Verification certificates will be available for students needing service hours for school or church requirements.
A culminating celebration will kick off at 11:30 a.m. at the Edward A. Dufresne Community Center, 274 Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway in Luling. Volunteers are invited to enjoy free food, music and information about local recycling efforts and wetlands restoration. Residents can check for updates as more activities are added.

“This is a great opportunity for our residents to volunteer in their community and make a difference simply by picking up trash,” Parish President Larry Cochran said.

“St. Charles Parish is a beautiful place to live but we must continue to do our part to keep it that way.”

The Harry Hurst Middle School Wetland Watchers have already signed on to display local wildlife and nature exhibits.

Teams will report on their trash-bashing progress using a new digital database reporting system at the celebration itself using mobile devices, allowing for day-of statistical reporting.

In addition, awards will be given to teams that provide the most volunteers and collect the most trash, and door prizes will be available.

Those interested in sponsoring Trash Bash or providing door prizes are asked to contact Tristan Babin at 985-783-5182 or

New volunteers who wish to reserve a specific T-shirt size should sign up as soon as possible.