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Cleanup

Our community cleanup programs, including the Great American Cleanup and Don't mess with Texas Trash-Off, assist in removing litter from roadsides, city parks, neighborhoods and waterways.

Not sure which cleanup is right for you? Walk through our cleanup guide below. 

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Don’t mess with Texas® Trash-Off

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Contest now open!  

This year, we're celebrating the Don't mess with Texas Trash-Off with a social media contest.

Contestants enter by registering for their designated Trash-Off event that may occur between 4/1/21-4/30/21. Contestants then are post photos of themselves at their designated Trash-Off event on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram event using the hashtags #2021TrashOff and #KeepItCleanTX. There is no alternate entry form. Ten winners will be selected to win a Don't mess with Texas branded Yeti Cooler and a Don't mess with Texas branded stainless steel Yeti Rambler. 

DMWTTO prizes

JUDGING CRITERIA

  • Must be registered for Trash-Off event on KTB website or an official Adopt a Highway group to enter
  • Must follow COVID safety protocols (maintain 6 feet apart and wearing masks in photo)
  • Clear photo that shows participant/s and trash collected
  • Must use #2021TrashOff and #KeepItCleanTX hashtags

WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION

Each week, submissions will be reviewed and ensure they follow entry criteria. A list will be compiled of the submissions that meet the requirements. Each submission will be assigned a number. On May 1st all submissions that meet judging criteria will be entered into a random number generator and 10 submissions will be randomly selected to win a Don't mess with Texas branded Yeti Cooler and Don't mess with Texas branded stainless steel Yeti rambler. Winners will be announced Friday, May 7th, 2021.

Full contest rules.

Start your cleanup efforts today!

 To request supplies for your roadside cleanup, we ask that you fill out this quick form to register your event and receive your supplies. Be sure to order supplies 3 weeks prior to your scheduled cleanup to ensure timely shipment. Please note that in order to qualify as a Don’t mess with Texas® Trash-Off event and use the trademark logo, your event must take place in April and include a TxDOT state maintained highway. If you're unsure about whether your event includes a state-maintained highway, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For those who have already completed your event, please submit your wrap-up report no later than 2 weeks after your event. 

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Your health and safety are our number one priority at TxDOT and Keep Texas Beautiful. At this time, KTB is promoting cleanups for individuals, members of the same household or small groups (size dependent on your local government and CDC guidelines). Please follow all CDC guidance. KTB reminds Texans to stay safe when choosing to go outside and clean up your communities. Additional guidelines and resources can be found on the KTB COVID-19 page. Questions? Email Karen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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 through May. The program supports efforts to clear Texas roadsides of trash and includes cleanups taking place April 1-30. 

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Keep Texas Beautiful Fall Sweep

At this time, KTB is promoting cleanups for individuals, members of the same household or small groups (size dependent on your local government guidelines). Please follow all local, county, and state guidance. KTB reminds Texans to stay safe when choosing to go outside and clean up your communities.

Fall Sweep is KTB's annual fall cleanup program open to all Texans who want to cleanup their community. KTB provides participants with free cleanup supplies, a planning toolkit and tips and tools to make your cleanup successful. Join us in making Texas the cleanest, most beautiful state in the nation! 

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Report a Litterer

Even after more than 25 years of the Don’t mess with Texas® campaign, litterbugs still roam the roadways, tossing trash from their car windows and letting litter fly out of their truck beds. We’re talking about cigarette butts, fast food wrappers, and the like. They’re small, but they’re still trash.

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Great American Cleanup

Keep America Beautiful has announced that the Great American Cleanup (GAC) will be held in 2021. Keep Texas Beautiful participates annually in this national program from March 1 through May 31, but we wanted to clarify how Texans can get involved.

At this time, KTB is promoting cleanups for individuals, members of the same household or small groups (size dependent on your local government and CDC guidelines). Please follow all CDC guidance. KTB reminds Texans to stay safe when choosing to go outside and clean up your communities.

Start your Cleanup Efforts Today! 

We are thrilled to kick-off the 2021 Great American Cleanup. To request supplies for your community improvement event(s), we ask that you fill out this quick form to register your cleanup and get your supplies. Be sure to order supplies 3 weeks prior to your scheduled cleanup to ensure timely shipment. Events scheduled further than three weeks away will receive supplies prior to the event. For those who have already completed your event, please submit your wrap-up report no later than TWO WEEKS after your event. 

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Submit Your Wrap-Up Report

Additional guidelines and resources can be found on the KTB COVID-19 page. Questions? Email Karen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


 Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup (GAC) is the nation’s largest community improvement program, taking place annually each spring from March through May. 

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Keep Texas Waterways Clean

The Keep Texas Waterways Clean program provides support and supplies for waterway cleanups across Texas. This program is open to ALL affiliate and non-affiliate communities located within 30 miles of an H-E-B or Central Market store location.

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Adopt-A-Beach

The Texas Adopt-A-Beach Program is an all-volunteer effort dedicated to preserving and protecting Texas Beaches.

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Adopt-a-Highway

The Texas Adopt-a-Highway program, which is the premier litter prevention campaign of the Texas Department of Transportation, began in 1985, when the Tyler Civitan Club adopted a two-mile stretch of Highway 69. Adopt-a-Highway currently has more than 3,800 participating groups across the state, saving the state $3+ million a year in litter pickup. 

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RACA - River Access and Conservation Areas

This program is on hold for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. Check back next summer for continuation status.

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Don’t mess with Texas® Trash-Off

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Actualizado 6/7/2020

Su salud y seguridad son la máxima prioridad para nosotros en el Departamento de Transporte de Texas (TxDOT) y en la iniciativa Keep Texas Beautiful. Con el propósito de hacer nuestro aporte para ayudar a reducir el riesgo de COVID-19, para garantizar la seguridad de todos los voluntarios se cancelará el operativo de Don’t mess with Texas® Trash-Off programado inicialmente para el 4 de abril.

Se les solicita a los grupos que posterguen todos los operativos de limpieza hasta el otoño. Los suministros que hayan solicitado se enviarán en otoño, cuando se reanuden los operativos de limpieza. ¡Valoramos todo el trabajo que hacen nuestros voluntarios para ayudar a mantener a Texas limpio!


El operativo Don’t mess with Texas® Trash-Off presta servicio como líder en Texas para la Gran Limpieza Americana, el programa comunitario de mejoras más grande del país, que se realiza todos los años de marzo a mayo. El programa apoya los esfuerzos para limpiar de basura los bordes de las carreteras de Texas e incluye limpiezas que se realizan del 1.° al 30 de abril

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