Public invited to register, take part in annual trash bash this weekend

Airport Road remains a popular location for illegal dumping. The Quinte Trash Bash initiative is taking place this weekend. (Adam Bramburger/Gazette staff)

The public is invited to come bash some trash this weekend along Prince Edward County roadways. 

This Saturday, Apr 27 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. rain or shine, people all around the county will be out cleaning up the area.

Those wishing to take part in Prince Edward County are asked to contact Tanya Delaney at tdelaney@pecounty.on.ca or (613) 476-2148 ext. 4004 and choose an area where they would like to pick up trash. 

Registering yourself or your group helps the municipality identify the areas that have been cleaned and how many people are participating in the event.

Designated stations where the public can pick up supply kits and where designated Trash Bash dumpsters will be located include the  Ameliasburgh/Robin Lake Park, the Sandy Hook Rd Public Works/Sand Dome (75 County Rd 1), and the Milford Town Hall (3076 County Rd 10). 

Supply kits are available in advance at Shire Hall.

Once garbage is collected, Trash Bashers are  asked to bring it to the dumpsters however those without a vehicle are asked to contact contact your municipal rep to leave items at the curb. 

If you or a member of your group come across something large or heavy or something to dangerous to pick up, such as needles and flammable liquids, please take note of the location and let the volunteers know and they’ll arrange to pick it up. 

If you come across and recycling, only plastic bottles and aluminum cans will be accepted at the drop-off locations. 

Paper found outdoors will be too dirty and wet to be recycled and should just be thrown out with the garbage. 

Be sure to have rubber boots on and keep track of how many bags you collected, as it helps the city collect information for the Trash Bash sponsors.

-Desirée Decoste for the Gazette