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C/O San Antonio River Foundation
P.O. Box 830045
San Antonio, TX  78283-0045
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Basura Bash Annual Event

Leon Creek at O.P. Schnabel Park Area



Facts About Trash Stats

 

Here you can find an archive of previous year's events along with the below statistics about the trash that's been collected through the years. Scroll down the page to see event information from previous years.

Did you know . . . ?

The largest item collected:  The bed of a Ford pick-up truck.

The smallest item collected:  Cigarette butts.

The most unusual item collected:  A washing machine that appeared to be in working condition.

The most common item collected:  Plastic shopping and grocery bags.

The most dangerous item collected:  Syringes. Volunteers are asked to report all drug related paraphernalia to event coordinators via walkie-talkies so that they may be properly collected and disposed.

Basura Bash Slashes Trash!

In 2005, the Basura Bash Planning Organization modified its litter pick-up program to include recycling of plastics, paper, and bottles. To date, volunteers have picked up 31.02 tons of recyclables.

The FACTS about TRASH collected by Basura Bash Volunteers


 
Year
 
Number of Volunteers*
 
Trash Collected
 
Recyclables Collected

 

Tires
Collected

March 1995
400
3.1 tons
N/A
150
March 1996
800
19.6 tons
N/A
N/A
March 1997
1,100
25 tons
N/A
N/A
March 1998
1,100
12 tons
N/A
N/A
March 1999
1,100
16.8 tons
N/A
62
March 2000
1,500
15.87 tons
N/A
200
March 2001
1,300
6.73 tons
N/A
50
March 2002
800
18.72 tons
N/A
52
March 2003
1,600
10.4 tons
N/A
62
March 2004
1,200
25.5 tons
N/A
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March 2005
1,550
17.3 tons
6.02 tons
40
March 2006
1,880
16.78 tons
6.77 tons
122
March 2007
2,400
61.56 tons
7.99 tons
1,205
March 2008
2,425
25 tons
3.5 tons
1,614
March 2009 2,598 30.34 tons 3.04 tons 500
March 2010 2,825 42 tons 3.7 tons 250
March 2011 2,606 35.5 tons 2.5 tons

712

February 2012 2,065 24.5 tons 5.6 tons metal 120
February 2013 2,535 22 tons 5 tons metal 177
TOTAL
31,784
428.7 tons
44.12 tons
5,316


*Number of volunteers are an approximation based on the number of registration forms received and the number of t-shirts and canvas tot bags distributed.