De-Trash Day happens twice a year, weather permitting. April and October. People come together from all communities to help clean in and around the Wabash River. Thousands of pounds of trash are removed every year including large amounts of tires.

De-Trash Day cleans over 9 miles of river. From Fort Quiatenon to Davis Ferry Park.

Volunteers walk the banks of the river and land where possible, removing abandoned bikes, old appliances, tires, clothing, traffic cones and other debris from around the river. When possible, volunteers will use canoes to navigate through the water filling their canoe along the way with the debris they find.

De-Trash Day is sponsored by the Tippecanoe County Partnership for Water Quality (TCPWQ), Wabash River Enhancement Corporation (WREC), Tippecanoe County Solid Waste District, and River Keepers.

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Please view the safety precautions provided by the Lafayette Police Department

Thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Tire for properly disposing of the tires removed from the Wabash River. They have been a partner on this event for 5+ years!

De-Trash the Wabash Fall 2019

Thank you to everyone who participated in De-Trash the Wabash this year. We had another successful day removing litter and large items from the Wabash River including bicycles, shopping carts, a UPS battery, and multiple tires. We hope to see all of our wonderful volunteers again next spring! 

Birds-eye-view of a volunteer in a canoe pulling a bike from the river
Volunteers work together to pick from Shamrock Island
Volunteers check in before beginning the river cleanup
Volunteers work together to remove a bicycle from the Wabash River
Volunteers work together to pick from Shamrock Island
A stack of tires removed from the Wabash River
A bicycle is carried to a dumpster for disposal
Volunteers pick trash from the edge of the Wabash River
Volunteers pose with the trash removed from the Wabash River