Last updateTue, 27 Jan 2015 4pm

Viva Cuba plans 30th annual Trash Bash

    For 30 years, Viva Cuba and other groups have been kicking off the spring season with an annual Trash Bash and city cleanup. This year they would like to invite you to bring your gloves and tools and take part in this tradition for a cleaner Cuba.

    Viva Cuba's Saturday, May 3 Trash Bash for 2014 begins at the Viva Cuba Garden at 8:00 am. The Garden is located at the intersection of Washington (Route 66) & Hwy. 19. Safety vests and trash bags will be provided.
    Swinger Sanitation is joining the event by placing a large dumpster behind the 1930s Phillips 66 Station. The large dumpster will be available for groups picking up trash and other debris in an effort to clean up Cuba's neighborhoods and streets.
    Businesses, organizations, churches, and individuals are asked to participate in the Trash Bash and make an effort to help keep Cuba clean throughout the year with special cleanups. Schools are asked to educate students to an anti-litter message.
    According to MoDOT educational materials, litter is 33% fast food waste, 29% paper, and 28% aluminum, with glass, plastic, and other items filling out the not-so-pretty picture. There is nothing wrong with those objects, except when irresponsible people throw them on the streets.
    If your group or organization is busy on Saturday, May 3, you can make arrangements to help on another date. Vests and trash bags are available at People's Bank. You can pick your own area to clean up or be assigned an area.
You can also find information on Viva Cuba’s Adopt-A-Street program at
     This year groups are asked to take photos of their groups working and send them to Viva Cuba for sharing on Facebook or on the Cuba MO Murals website.
    Let’s make Cuba a cleaner place to work, live, and do business. Contact Lindy Prevost of Viva Cuba at 573-205-8347 for more information.