3rd Annual Trash Bowl is 
Sept 16-30, 2022

Join high school students, teachers and staff members across the county in this collaborative, community-building event while benefiting our environment.


High schools across the county are participating in this friendly competition to see which school can collect the most litter - actual pounds. Everyone over 12 years of age is welcome to take part in the challenge. We have an unprecedented number of schools participating! Which one will you support??

  • Chase High School; K. Ash, M. Crowe, K. Glover

  • East Rutherford High School; T. Whitley

  • Lake Lure Classical Academy; M. Smith, C. Calhoun

  • Master's Academy; C. Bishop

  • The ROC; C. Bridges

  • RS Central High School; J. Walker

  • Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy; M. With, M. Yelton

  • Trinity Christian School; A. Erwood

Participating high school students will earn community service hours, as well as a chance at our Green Scholarship awarded in the Spring! The event kicked off September 16th 2022.  

If you want to get involved, see your school representative OR SIGN UP HERE and we will get you guidelines and supplies!

Download Trash Bowl '22 Poster​

To date, we have eliminated over 30 tons of trash from Rutherford County’s public spaces! Help us continue to remove litter and show pride in the place we call home. 

At the conclusion of the event, the poundage will be tallied and the winning school will be awarded the Trash Bowl Trophy, made by Jordan Jackson of Night Owl Iron Works and winner of the History Channel's 'Forged in Fire'.

Read all about the 2021 Trash Bowl here!

And our community

Jenna Bailey - Artifacturing

Don Cason - Rutherford County Tourism Development Authority

Jess Kerr - Rutherford Outdoor Coalition

Scott Webber - Town of Spindale

Clint Ingle - Town of Rutherfordton Police Department

Brandon Hall

Trash Bowl Champs

2022 — ??

2021 — Lake Lure Classical Academy

2019 — Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy