25th Annual Community Trash-Off set for Feb. 22

Published 8:03 pm Friday, February 7, 2020

To The Leader


It’s Trash-Off time once again! The 25th annual Community Trash-Off is scheduled for Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the City of Orange Boat Ramp, located on Simmons Drive in Orange, Texas with a rain date of February 29, 2020. 

This year’s Community Trash-Off is generously presented by INVISTA and hosted by Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in collaboration with the City of Orange and Keep Orange Beautiful.

Orange County residents are encouraged to come out, take pride in their community, and help clean up trash from area neighborhoods and waterways. Show your community pride and join us for a morning of good clean fun.

Participating teams and individuals will enjoy a free pizza lunch after the event. 

To register a team or individual, visit shangrilagardens.org to download registration and waiver forms. Teams are limited to three to five members, but groups are encouraged to register several teams. For more information, contact Raegan Kleinpeter at rkleinpeter@shangrilagardens.org or at 409-670-0803.

This year in addition to the community clean-up efforts, Keep Orange County Beautiful will be onsite to collect any waste tires you have that need to be properly disposed of.  

Scrap metal will also be taken by D & D scrap metal.  

You may drop off any waste tires and scrap metal between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. at the designated location at The City of Orange Boat Ramp. Look for the wayfinding signage.  

Shangri La Gardens Director of Education and Volunteer Programs, Katie Krantz shared her excitement for the event stating, “Trash-Off is the perfect opportunity for individuals of this community to come together and work towards the common goal of making Orange a cleaner place to live and work.  If we want new business and opportunities in Orange, we need to work as a community to clean things up. Trash-Off is a mix of hard work, fun times and great fellowship. This is a great way to support your community through service. We encourage everyone to join us to achieve this common goal”. 

Shangri La Gardens Director, Rick Lewandowski encourages community-wide participation by adding, ”We encourage all of our neighbors to take a few hours to join us for the 25th Annual Community Trash-Off and showcase the pride and resilience we have as a community. We are deeply grateful to INVISTA for supporting Trash-Off again this year as our Presenting Sponsor along with Mayor Larry Spears, the City of Orange staff, the members of Keep Orange County Beautiful and all of those great volunteers who contribute to this important effort.”