Shangri La Botanical Gardens & Nature Center

Community Trash-Off


Community Trash-Off began in 1995 with a small group of concerned citizens who joined forces to help clean trash out of Adams Bayou. That year paved the way for a community event that has steadily grown in scope. The Community Trash-Off became a program of the Stark Foundation in 2002 when the planning for Shangri La was initiated. Today, Community Trash-Off includes efforts to clean not only Adams Bayou, but also the Sabine River and the streets in Orange, Pinehurst, and West Orange. Since inception of Community Trash-Off, thousands of individuals have worked tirelessly to collect nearly 200,000 pounds of trash over 20+ years. This one annual event brings the community together with a common cause to make Orange and surrounding municipalities beautiful.

Upcoming Events

It’s Trash-Off time once again! The 28th annual Community Trash-Off is scheduled for Saturday, February 25, 2022, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the City of Orange Riverside Pavilion, located at 709 Simmons Drive in Orange, Texas. This year’s Community Trash-Off is presented by INVISTA and hosted by Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in collaboration with the City of Orange. Orange County residents are encouraged to take pride in the community and help clean up trash from area neighborhoods and waterways. Join us for a morning of good CLEAN fun!