The Don’t mess with Texas Trash-Off is the single largest one-day cleanup event in the state and serves as Texas’s signature event for the Great American Cleanup, the nation's largest community improvement program. The Don’t mess with Texas Trash-Off is part of TxDOT’s litter prevention program, which includes Don’t mess with Texas, Adopt-a-Highway, and a grassroots partnership with Keep Texas Beautiful.
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.
Don't mess with Texas Trash-Off Resources
Great American Cleanup/Don't mess with Texas Trash-Off Toolkit
If you have registered for an event, the toolkit gives you access to tips, tools and other Great American Cleanup resource materials.
Great American Cleanup Data Collection Cards
Event Tips and Ideas Webinar
You can now listen to a pre-recorded version of the Event Tips and Ideas Webinar at your convenience. Please note that you will have to complete a brief registration form to access the recording. Click here to access the recording.
Don't mess with Texas logo
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.
KTB will be holding a GAC/DMWTTO Unusual Item Contest this year, and the winner will receive a $200 Lowe's gift certificate!
To enter, 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 to be included in the contest.
Items will be judged at the KTB annual conference with the winner announced in mid-June.
For additional information please contact Christine Chute Canul.