Thursday, April 2, 2015

Thursday, April 2, 2015

TRASH BASH!

We all know that roadside trash is ugly, and in many cases, smelly. Project Front Yard has been instrumental in bringing the focus to taking pride in our city and cleaning up areas all over town.

Next month, they're hosting the 2015 Trash Bash, going for a large-scale litter-collecting effort, and they're calling for volunteers! Any resident and group of volunteers are invited to participate in cleaning our roadsides and waterways. Do you belong to an organization or sports team? Gather up your group and volunteer together! Grab a few friends and make your own group! Round up your coworkers!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/project-front-yards-trash-bash-2015-tickets-16003504914

You'll pick a designated area in Lafayette Parish that you intend to liberate from litter. If you don't have a particular area, just call the Lafayette Consolidated Government Recycling Department at 337-291-5637, and they'll help you pick a site.

You can bring your own, but gloves, bags, safety vests and litter grabbers will be available for you to use. Call ahead and pick some up at the Recycling Office, located at 400 Dugas Road in Lafayette, from Monday, April 20 – Friday, May 1 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. If you don't pick any up then, grab some at Bayou Vermilion District at 6:30 a.m. the morning of the event.

To get involved, you just need to register online, or by calling the Recycling Department. It's a free event; they just need a head count! Make sure to register before Thursday, April 30, 2015.

You'll get a free Trash Bash t-shirt just for participating! Plus, food and drinks will be provided once you return to Bayou Vermilion District around 11:30.

There's plenty of time for you to round up a group of volunteers and register for Project Front Yard's 2015 Trash Bash! Let's help make this one of Lafayette's biggest cleanups and let's get rid of all that litter!

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