In just four days the rivalries between Robert E. Lee, Ross S. Sterling and Goose Creek Memorial will be tested as they clean up the city for the annual trash off event hosted by Keep Baytown Beautiful. 

This year’s trash-off, known locally as “Talking Trash the Trilogy,” will have three locations to drop off trash: Robert E. Lee High School, 1809 Market Street; Ross S. Sterling High School, 300 West Baker Road; and Goose Creek Memorial High School, 6001 E. Wallisville Road.   

Cleanup will be from 8 a.m. until noon, Saturday.  

Teams will accept old furniture, appliances, scrap metal, remodeling debris, junk and trash but teams cannot accept brush, shingles, oil, paint, batteries, bricks, concrete or chemicals. 

The three high schools will be earning points throughout the day by how the site is decorated, how many students are participating, how many dumpsters each team fills, turnout at the Optimist Club following the cleanup, winning the tug-of-war at the Optimist Club and winning the hotdog-eating contest. 

The team with the most points will be given the Big Barrel Award. 

In the first installment of Talking Trash, Robert E. Lee won the Big Barrel Award in 2017, then Ross S. Sterling took home the hardware last year in what was dubbed “Talking Trash the Sequel.” 

To volunteer, pre-register and for more information, visit the Keep Baytown Beautiful Facebook page or call KBB President Scott Sheley at 832-262-5131. 

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