Trash-A-Thon Is A Great Way to Give Back to Community

(Gillette, Wyo.) The Trash-a-Thon Community Cleanup starts tomorrow morning, and the city could use some help cleaning up around town.

Sawley Wilde, Gillette public works director, said they’ve gotten some calls about volunteering, as has the Park Board, and they’re hoping for a good turnout. However, it could be a grey morning.

“The Park Board is concerned about the forecast,” Wilde said.

After so much planning and effort to put together the event, the board decided it would be best not to cancel.

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The Trash-a-Thon is a great way to give back to the community. For just a few hours on a Saturday morning, you can do something good for Gillette.

Come out to the Pat Mueller shelter by 9 a.m. to pick up free trash bags, gloves, and pickers. Then just head out and find some litter to collect.

This event is sponsored by the City of Gillette Parks and Beautification Board.

For more information, contact the City of Gillette Public Works at (307) 686-5320.

Originally from New Mexico, Killough began his career writing freelance for a weekly magazine in Albuquerque while completing his undergraduate degree. In addition to reporting on uranium mining in western New Mexico, he spent three years reporting in western North Dakota during the height of the oil boom. He can be reached at or 701-641-6603.