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2017 BACKROAD TRASH BASH EVENT

The 6th Annual Backroad Trash Bash will be held Saturday, September 16 from 11am - 3pm at Shirley Macey Park, 930 Chamberlin Road in West Howe Sound. The year's event will target illegal dump sites from Port Mellon to Elphinstone. Download the poster here.

Help keep our community clean by volunteering to clean an illegal dump site!

Volunteers will be treated to a complimentary BBQ lunch and a chance to win great prizes in exchange for their help. We need both volunteers with vehicles capable of hauling garbage (ie. pick-up trucks) as well as volunteers to help clean the sites. Volunteers will be provided with gloves, garbage bags, maps to the sites and a clean-up FAQ sheet.


To pre-register, please email infrastructure@scrd.ca or call 604-885-8606 with the following information:

  1. Name and number of volunteers
  2. Company or organization name (if applicable)
  3. If you have:
    • A vehicle capable of hauling garbage from dump sites to the event hub (ie. pick-up truck)
    • Extra seats for carpooling
  4. Contact information

Volunteers can also register the same day at the Eric Cardinall Hall at Shirley Macey Park. Same day registration starts at 11am.

About this event

Launched in 2012 and held in September each year, the SCRD’s Backroad Trash Bash event brings together residents, community groups, and local and provincial government employees for a one day volunteer cleanup blitz of illegal dumpsites in on the Sunshine Coast.

On the event day, volunteers are assigned a cleanup site, in teams they head out and clean up a site, drop the collected materials off at a designated location, then sit back and enjoy a free lunch and opportunities to win great prizes!

View the SCRD's Stop Illegal Dumping webpage for more information about this issue.

Previous Events

The 5th Annual Backroad Trash Bash held on Saturday, September 17, 2016 in Roberts Creek was a success!

Read more about the event that gathered 37 community volunteers and cleaned up 3 tonnes of material from illegal dump sites located in Roberts Creek and Sechelt.

Each year, the Backroad Trash Bash targets a different area on the coast. Our previous events are listed below.

  • 2016 Backroad Trash Bash - Roberts Creek
  • 2015 Backroad Trash Bash - Halfmoon Bay to Sechelt
  • 2014 Backroad Trash Bash - Pender Harbour and Egmont
  • 2013 Backroad Trash Bash - Gibsons Area and West Howe Sound
  • 2012 Backroad Trash Bash - Wilson Creek/Chapman Creek

For more information, contact infrastructure@scrd.ca or 604-885-6806.