Orange County’s Community Trash-Off is Feb. 25; check out details and how to participate

Published 9:52 am Monday, February 13, 2023

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The 28th annual Community Trash-Off is scheduled Feb. 25 from 8 a.m. to noon at the City of Orange Riverside Pavilion, located at 709 Simmons Drive.

The rain makeup date is March 4.

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

Orange County residents are encouraged to come out, take pride in their community and help clean up trash from area neighborhoods and waterways.

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

To register a team or individual, visit to complete registration and waiver forms.

Teams are limited to 3-5 members, but groups are encouraged to register several teams. For more information, contact Melinda Jackson at or 409-670-9113.

Take note that this year’s Community Trash-Off location has been moved to The City of Orange Riverside Pavilion beside the boat ramp to the south.

Shangri La Gardens Associate Director Katie Krantz feels Trash-Off is the perfect opportunity for individuals to come together and work towards the common goal of making Orange a cleaner place to live and work.

“We encourage all of our neighbors to take a few hours to join us for the 28th Annual Community Trash-Off and showcase the pride and resilience we have as a community,” Krantz said.

“We hope everyone takes a little time from their day to help achieve this common goal. We are deeply grateful to INVISTA for supporting Trash-Off again this year as our Presenting Sponsor, along with Orange Mayor Larry Spears, the City of Orange staff and all of those great volunteers who contribute to this important effort.”

Shangri La is open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Entry to the gardens is free. For more information call 409-670-9113 or visit