Trash Bash 2019

When: 06-Apr-2019 - 8:00 a.m. - Noon
Where: BVD's Begnaud House

Project Front Yard and the Environmental Quality Division of Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) in partnership with Bayou Vermilion District seek volunteers to help make a difference in our community. Citizens of all ages are invited to participate in the 35th Annual Trash Bash. We ask you to take part in beautifying Lafayette by cleaning its streets, parks, and waterways. Following the clean-up, please join us for the “Bash” for a free lunch, live music, and prizes.

Neighborhood groups, Scouts, nonprofits and businesses are encouraged to choose a sight within Lafayette Parish where they will clean up litter. There is no cost to participate. Volunteers can register through Eventbrite or by calling 337.291.5637. You can also email

The first 100 registered volunteers will receive a free T-shirt. A limited number of canoes are available for reservation by those wanting to clean up on the Bayou Vermilion and personal watercrafts are allowed. Volunteers will meet up at Bayou Vermilion District’s Begnaud House across from the Beaver Park Pavilion, located at 500 Fisher Road, to pick up supplies. Gloves, litter bags, litter grabbers and high visibility vests will be provided at the Begnaud House that morning. Be sure to wear closed-toe shoes and sunscreen and bring a durable water bottle.

For those who reserve canoes, paddles and life vests will be provided as will transportation upstream. You can even arrange to pick up supplies prior to the event at the Recycling Office located at 400 Dugas Road, off North University Avenue, in Lafayette. 

All volunteers are invited to return to the BVD’s Begnaud House by 11:30 a.m. for the after clean up "Bash" where prizes will be awarded for the most interesting piece of trash discovered and the most trash retrieved. 

For more information or help identifying a project site, please contact the Recycling Office at 337.291.5637 or email