Don't mess with Texas Trash-Off

Saturday, April 5, 2014

The Don't mess with Texas Trash-Off serves as Texas’ signature event for the Great American Cleanup, the nation's largest community improvement program, held annually from March 1 through May 31.

The Don't mess with Texas Trash-Off is part of the partnership between Keep Texas Beautiful and the Texas Department of Transportation. Participants can receive trash bags, volunteer giveaways, promotional items, and more.


If you have registered for an event, the toolkit gives you access to tips, tools and other Don't mess with Texas Trash-Off resource materials. For additional information, contact Christine Chute Canul, KTB Program Director.

Please note: Participants interested in using the Don’t mess with Texas logo must receive prior approval from TxDOT as DMWT is federally registered and owned by TxDOT, thus cannot be used without permission.

The use of the Don't mess with Texas logo for the printing of t-shirts is not allowed, regardless of if they are not for profit.  You may use the Don't mess with Texas Trash-Off logo, as part of our agreement with TxDOT, but the Don't mess with Texas logo by itself cannot be used.

If you have any questions as to which logo needs approval, please contact Christine Chute Canul.

Enter the Most Unusual Item contest for a chance to win a Troy-Bilt package!
Add a picture of your “Most Unusual Item” to your event wrap up report. One entry per wrap up report - must be completed by June 1, 2014 to be included in contest. Please note: image should be high resolution.

New in 2014! Introducing the Don't mess with Texas Elementary School Art Contest.

Don’t mess with Texas® and Keep Texas Beautiful invite students in grades K-5 to submit their best litter prevention design to be considered for the 2015 Don’t mess with Texas Calendar. Designs will be judged based on creativity/uniqueness, inclusion of a litter prevention message and interpretation of theme, overall visual appeal, composition, and age appropriateness. For more information, please visit