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2018 Event Information

You are invited to join the SCRD on
Saturday, September 15, 2018 from
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
at the
Pender Harbour Lions Park for the annual Backroad Trash Bash community clean-up!

This year’s clean-up will target illegal dump sites in the Pender Harbour and Egmont area.

Volunteers are needed! The SCRD is looking for volunteers with vehicles capable of hauling garbage (ie. pick-up trucks) as well as volunteers to help clean the illegal dump sites.

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 the Pender Harbour Transfer Station, then sit back and enjoy a free BBQ lunch and opportunities to win great prizes!

To pre-register as a volunteer, please contact or call 604-885-6806 with the following information:

  • Name and number of volunteers
  • Organization, company or group name
  • If you have a vehicle capable of hauling garbage and extra seats for carpooling OR if you are looking for a ride
  • Contact information

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

Previous Events

The 6th Annual Backroad Trash Bash held on Saturday, September 16, 2016 in West Howe Sound was a great success!

Read more about the 82 community volunteers who cleaned up 7.8 tonnes of material from 18 illegal dump sites from Port Mellon to Elphinstone and off the B&K forest service road in Roberts Creek.

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

  • 2017 - West Howe Sound
  • 2016 - Roberts Creek
  • 2015 - Halfmoon Bay to Sechelt
  • 2014 - Pender Harbour and Egmont
  • 2013 - Gibsons Area and West Howe Sound
  • 2012 - Wilson Creek/Chapman Creek

For more information, contact or 604-885-6806.