Quinte Trash Bash Postponed Until Further Notice
On Behalf of the Quinte Trash Bash Planning Committee
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, the Quinte Trash Bash planning committee has decided to postpone the annual event until further notice to help ensure the safety of residents and volunteers.
Want to bash some trash? Follow these 4 easy steps:
Step 1: Register online or by contacting your City/Township Rep (contact info below) and choose an area where you would like to pick up litter. Registering helps us identify the areas that have been cleaned and how many people are participating in the event.
Step 2: Pick litter on Saturday, May 9th from 9am to 1pm. Each community will have designated Trash Bash stations where you can pick up supply kits. Check out the details for your community below.
Step 3: Bring your collected garbage to designated Trash Bash dumpsters. If you don’t have wheels to drop off the trash, contact your city rep to leave your items at the curb.
Step 4: Be sure to tell us how many bags you collected. It helps us collect information for our sponsors.
Too big, too dangerous to haul?
If you come across something really big or heavy (such as furniture) or something too dangerous to pick up (such as needles, condoms, flammable liquids), take note of the location. Do not pick it up. Let us know and we’ll arrange to pick it up.
Only plastic bottles (water, pop and juice) and aluminum cans will be accepted for recycling at the drop-off locations. Paper recyclables found outdoors are too dirty and wet to be recycled and should be placed in garbage bags. Place plastic bottles and aluminum cans in the white or clear bags provided in your supply kit and put them in the recycling container at the drop-off location if provided.
City of Belleville
Pick up supplies from 9 am to 1 pm at the following locations:
- Belleville Market Square (Pinnacle St, behind City Hall)
- Quinte Exhibition Raceway (240 Bridge St – by the Grandstands))
- Cascade Park (on Cascade Blvd off of Sidney St)
- NEW LOCATION – East Side Secondary School (275 Farley Ave)
Drop off collected litter from 9am – 1pm at the Quinte Exhibition & Raceway grounds (corner of Bridge St and Sidney St).
Supply kits will also be available for advance pickup at City Hall and Public Works (31 Wallbridge Cres).
City Rep: Becky MacWhirter
(613) 967-3200 ext. 3219
Quinte West & Batawa
NEW LOCATION for Batawa
Public Works Consolidated Operations Centre, 177 North Murray St, Trenton
Pick up supplies and drop off collected litter from 9 am to 1 pm. Free pancake breakfast at 8:30 am and BBQ beginning at 11 am.
Batawa Community Centre 81 Plant Street, Batawa
Pick up supplies and drop off collected litter from 9 am to 12 pm. Free BBQ lunch at 11am.
Supply kits will also be available for advance pickup at Quinte West City Hall and the Frankford Office.
City Rep: Nick Ogden
(613) 392-2841 ext. 4421
Township of Tyendinaga
Municipal Office, 859 Melrose Rd.
Pick up supplies and drop off collected litter from 9 am to 1 pm. Free BBQ, hosted by the Foxboro Melrose Lions Club, beginning at 11 am.
Supply kits are also available for advance pickup at Tyendinaga Township Office.
Township Rep: Raeanne McGuinness
Prince Edward County
Pick up supplies and drop off collected litter from 9 am to 1 pm at the following locations:
- Ameliasburgh/Roblin Lake Park
- Sandy Hook Rd Public Works/Sand Dome – 75 County Rd 1
- Milford Town Hall – 3076 County Rd 10
Supply kits will also be available for advance pickup at Shire Hall.
County Rep: Tanya Delaney
(613) 476-2148 ext. 4004
High School Students – Need Volunteer Hours?
Participating in Quinte Trash Bash counts! Students can register for Trash Bash in Belleville, Prince Edward County, Quinte West or Tyendinaga Township, and log their time for volunteer hours. Collect litter on the day of the event and contact your City/Township Rep following the event to arrange signing any necessary paperwork.