Thank you for your support of Iowa’s largest Earth Day Trash Bash. In response to recent guidance announced by the Centers for Disease Control and in our continued effort to keep patrons and staff safe, Earth Day Trash Bash 2020 is canceled.
Earth Day Trash Bash, Iowa's largest Earth Day volunteer event, is a collaborative project between the Cities & citizens of Des Moines, West Des Moines, Clive, Norwalk, Pleasant Hill, Johnston, Urbandale, Polk County Conservation, Polk Soil and Water Conservation District, West Side Chamber of Commerce, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, Ingersoll Business Committee, Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden and Water Works.
Thanks to corporate commitment to a better environment and a healthier community, in 2019, we had 93 volunteer teams at 75 project locations throughout the greater Des Moines metro. Volunteers remove litter, beautify public lands and clean out invasive species. They removed almost 45,000 pounds of trash, recyclables, tires, metal and brush, along with almost 12 pounds of cigarette butts, recycled more than 9,572 plastic bags, cleaned more than 10 miles of trails, cleared 7.5 acres of invasive species, moved more than 100 cubic yards of mulch and more.