Dash for Trash FeaturedOn your mark, get set, dash! On Saturday, October 11, 2014, College of Charleston student teams will grab a cart, garbage bags, and gloves and dash into downtown Charleston to participate in the 12th annual litter-collecting scavenger hunt, Dash for Trash. The teams will meet at Liberty Square at 9 a.m. and will return at noon for judging.

Teams of ten will scour the city for cigarette butts, used batteries, old hub caps and even dog litter to rack up points. Each type of litter has a different point value. The student teams that show the most team spirit, most unique item, collect the most recyclables and accumulate the most overall points will win prizes.

RELATED: Watch a video of previous Dash for Trash events.

Dash for Trash is an award-winning annual event that is co-sponsored by the College of Charleston Center for Civic Engagement and the City of Charleston’s Keep Charleston Beautiful. Dash for Trash provides students the opportunity to give back to their Charleston community while enjoying some friendly competition with other students. Dash for Trash is aimed at preventing future littering through increased awareness of Charleston’s anti-litter laws.

The City of Charleston’s Keep Charleston Beautiful (KCB) is an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful. KCB is dedicated to promoting the cleanliness and beautification of the City of Charleston through education, public awareness, and community involvement.  Founded in 1977, Keep Charleston Beautiful works with local schools, businesses, and organizations to educate the community on the importance of preventing litter and being responsible for your waste. Similarly the Center for Civic Engagement at the College of Charleston is dedicated to raising awareness about social issues and inspiring a passion for positive social change among college students.