Trash Bash 2014 will go into the books as one of the best attended—if not the best ever.
Organizers of the 17th annual event were aiming for 100 pre-registrations and wound up with 110. In the end, 102 participated on May 15 between 9am and noon. Participation was from students, staff, and faculty.
Teams as little as two members to a few more than that, were assigned various locations around the Kamloops campus. Gloves, garbage bags, and pick-up-sticks were provided. Prizes were awarded and the hungry pickers were treated to a free barbecue and sides.
The event was hosted and organized by TRU’s department of Environmental Sustainability. If you didn’t catch the video trailer for the this year’s Trash Bash, you can watch it below. If you did, you can enjoy another view.
Some numbers, awards, and more
Garbage bags collected
Recycling bags colected
Team with most bags collected per person
Andree’s Team (from Admissions)
Honourable Mention for the team with the most bags collected (also the biggest team with 17 members)
Acme Garburators (Information Technology Services)
Most Unusual Item Found
Preserved set of porcelain hockey Team Canada snowmen candle holders by The Garbage Go-Fers (Open Learning)
Other unusual items found
Commemorative Patrick Roy hockey coin, molecular science homework, 20 pounds of nails; deer jaw bone with teeth, plastic butterfly, and rotted shorts
Trailer for this year’s Trash Bash