- SpongeBob SquarePants
- Squidward Tentacles
- Eugene H. Krabs
- Patrick Star
- Con man
- Trash inspectors (debut)
- Baby doll (debut)
- Mrs. Puff (cameo)
- Incidental 42
- Incidental 7
- Incidental 41
- Incidental 103
The episode begins with Mr. Krabs' trash bag exploding with all the trash going all over town due to him not buying more than one bag. This causes the trash inspectors to come and task Mr. Krabs with cleaning the entirety of Bikini Bottom. Mr. Krabs doesn't want to do this, so he gets SpongeBob and Squidward to do it.
The two use a garbage truck to collect trash, with Squidward driving and SpongeBob picking up the trash. After a while, Squidward makes SpongeBob drive, but because he doesn't have a license, he lets the truck drive on its own. This causes havoc in Bikini Bottom and Squidward to have a rough time.
Eventually, they stop the truck and pick up large heaps of trash and put them into the truck. Eventually they clean all of Bikini Bottom, and just need Patrick's trash. However, Patrick won't give it up, forcing Squidward and SpongeBob to battle Patrick for the trash. The battle causes so much mess Bikini Bottom becomes filthy again.
Mr. Krabs gets mad at them for doing this, but Squidward complains that Mr. Krabs didn't do anything. The trash fight continues until the trash inspectors come again and make the Krusty Krew pick up trash manually, ending the episode.
|( ‣ ) Associated production music|
|( • ) Original music|
|( ◦ ) SpongeBob music|
‣ Cheap and Frozen - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Opening.]
• Earl's Revenge - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob puts his back into the trash.]
‣ House of Horror - William Farran [Trash bag bursts and covers Bikini Bottom.]
‣ Hot Fuzz 03 125 G - Steve Sechi/Big Fish Audio [Trash inspectors arrive at the Krusty Krab.]
‣ Fight! Fight! Fight! (a) - Will Schaefer ["Go Fighting Filthies!"]
‣ Hot Fuzz 07 115 E - Steve Sechi/Big Fish Audio [Trash inspectors sentence Krabs to collect all the garbage in Bikini Bottom.]
• Hot Steel and Slide Licks 15 - Jeremy Wakefield [Garbage truck is shown.]
‣ Hot Fuzz 03 125 G - Steve Sechi/Big Fish Audio [Trash inspectors get another call and leave the Krusty Krab.]
‣ Lopey Sailor's Jig - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Krabs orders SpongeBob and Squidward to pick up the trash.]
• Hot Steel and Slide Licks 20 - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward gets angrily into the garbage truck.]
• Sponge Monger - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob rides on the back of the garbage truck while Squidward is driving.]
• Hot Steel and Slide Licks 1 - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob falls off the trash truck.]
• Slide Whistle Stooges - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward rides on the back of the garbage truck while SpongeBob is driving.]
• Hot Steel and Slide Licks 6 - Jeremy Wakefield ["Wasn't that fun?"]
‣ Unknown Track 38 - "Try this hand sanitizer."
• Hot Steel and Slide Licks 4 - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob squirts hand sanitizer on Squidward.]
‣ Unknown Track 100 - "Oh, hey, that's not too bad."
‣ A Simple Conversation - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [SpongeBob finds a doll in the garbage.]
‣ Tidal Zone Theme - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["I wanna destroy you."]
• Hot Steel and Slide Licks 28 - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob throwing more trash into the truck.]
‣ Tales from the Swamp (c) - Ron Goodwin ["That doll's possessed!"]
‣ Seaweed - Steve Belfer [SpongeBob falls into the trash compactor.]
• Hot Steel and Slide Licks 16 - Jeremy Wakefield ["Isn't this cozy?"]
• Pineapple Luau - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob and Squidward picking up more trash through Bikini Bottom.]
‣ Clowning Around Again - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["Hey, get away from my stuff!"]
‣ Tadpole Trouble - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick playing fetch with a stick.]
‣ Armed Attack - Jean Clero [Patrick, SpongeBob and Squidward fight for the trash can.]
‣ Hot Steel and Slide Licks 1 - Jeremy Wakefield [Mechanical arm ripped off the truck.]
• Hello Blues - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["Wow, Patrick, you must be working out."]
‣ War Statement 3 - Laurie Johnson ["Nobody touches my trash!"]
‣ Wargames Linking Section (f) - Keith Mansfield ["So that's how you wanna play it."]
‣ Killer on the Run (a) - Gregor Narholz [Squidward puts the trash truck in battle mode and fights with Patrick.]
• Hot Steel and Slide Licks 17 - Jeremy Wakefield [Krabs relaxing outside the Krusty Krab.]
‣ Evil Mind 3 - Dick De Benedictis [Mr. Krabs and the Krusty Krab gets covered in trash.]
‣ Killer on the Run (a) - Gregor Narholz [Patrick and Squidward still fighting.]
‣ Melodramatic Moments - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr ["Knock it off!"]
• Grass Skirt Chase - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob, Squidward, Patrick and Mr. Krabs have a trash fight.]
‣ Hot Fuzz 03 125 G - Steve Sechi/Big Fish Audio [Trash inspectors reappear.]
‣ Hot Steel and Slide Licks 32 - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob, Squidward, and Krabs picking up trash.]
‣ Tidal Zone Theme - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["Wanna pick that up?"]
‣ Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr [The doll leaves.]
- This episode is available on the SpongeBob SquarePants Vol. 18 and The Complete Eleventh Season DVDs.
- This episode was originally supposed to premiere on April 20, 2018, but was pulled due to low ratings.
- Before the episode officially aired on May 7, 2018, it was accidentally released on Amazon Prime on April 21, 2018. But didn't got removed by Nickelodeon.
- The scene where SpongeBob's holes produce music is a reference to the episode "SpongeHenge," and it is also a reference to the theme song intro.
- This is the third episode where SpongeBob covers the inside of the Krusty Krab with trash. The first is "Gullible Pants" and the second is "Mermaid Pants."
- The episode premiered on S. Scott Bullock‘s 62nd birthday.
- This episode has a similar plot to "Keep Bikini Bottom Beautiful," as both episodes involves someone getting in trouble by the police for littering, the convicted not wanting to clean up the trash and relies on SpongeBob to help them, and the ending resulting in the police continuing to take action on the convicted and SpongeBob.
- This is the 50th usage of "Earl's Revenge."
- The way SpongeBob's pores whistle is similar to the way that they do in the episode "Earworm."
- The garbage truck robot is a reference to the characters in the Transformers franchise.
- The talking broken doll saying "I wanna destroy you" is a reference to Talky Tina from The Twilight Zone episode Living Doll. This is later proven as while Squidward panics, a Twilight Zone-like song plays, first heard in "No Pictures Please."
- In the French dub during the opening credits, Sherm Cohen was spelled as Shem Cohen.
- After Mr. Krabs says, "You ignoramuses are ruining all me hard work!" his claws are on his hips. In the next scene, they are in the air.
- When Squidward knots his nose up, in the next scene, it is back to normal.
- Despite Patrick's rock is seen getting covered in garbage, the next scene that it is shown, it is completely clean. This error is fixed in the next scene, which it is seen once again that it was covered in garbage.
- Although Patrick got in trouble by the trash inspectors, he is not seen picking up trash with Mr. Krabs, Squidward, and SpongeBob at the end.
- In Nick on Demand when the episode begins to air it shows the 2009 screen bug which is almost closer to the left but small instead of its 2017 bug.
- The error was fixed when the episode expired in summer of 2018.