State Initiatives

2014 DMWT Logo Don’t mess with Texas®

Since the Don’t mess with Texas campaign began in 1986, hundreds of tons of trash have been removed from Texas roadways. But with over 23 million people living in our state, there’s a lot more to do. Check out our many programs and activities, and learn how you can help. It’s what Real Texans do.

DPC 811 logo CMYK no white registered trademark Damage Prevention Council of Texas

The Damage Prevention Council of Texas is a 501 (c) (3) dedicated to underground utility damage prevention, along with the promotion of the “811 – Call Before You Dig” message and best practices across the State of Texas. For more information visit www.dpcoftexas.org or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Green Event ToolkitGreen Event Toolkit

A toolkit is available to help you ‘green’ any public event in a systematic and cost-effective way. The guide is intended to help organizations reduce the amount of litter generated at community events and to recover recyclable materials from the waste stream.

TCEG Make an Environmental Complaint

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is available 24 hours every day to receive complaints under its jurisdiction. TCEQ also offers resources to help you report illegal dumping issues with their Don't mess with Texas Water program. The program works to help prevent illegal dumping that could contaminate surface waters in Texas. They work with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and participating communities to place signs on major highway water crossings that notify drivers of a toll-free number to call to report illegal dumping. 

Take Care Texas Take Care of Texas

Take Care of Texas is a statewide campaign from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality designed to involve all Texans in lifestyle and habit changes that will help improve air and water quality, conserve water and energy, reduce waste, and save individuals a little money in the process.

T2TX%20square_edited.jpgTake Two For Texas

Two minutes can make a difference. It's so easy to make a difference! Take two minutes out of your day to count and pickup bottles, or do a longer trash cleanup that will take 30-45 minutes. This quick action will provide Texas scientists this incredibly valuable information!


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The Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations and GrantsMagic U are teaming up to provide long-term, sustainable support for Texas nonprofits working hard on Hurricane Harvey relief and rebuilding efforts. If your nonprofit or community organization is one of the dozens who are helping rebuild, restore, and renew the hurricane-devastated Houston area, you and your team are eligible to enroll - at no cost - in grant trainings provided by GrantsMagic U.

Texas Downtown Association Texas Downtown Association

The Texas Downtown Association fosters development and revitalization to enhance the economic vitality of Texas downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts by providing resources, networking opportunities, education and advocacy.

Texas Forest Service Texas Forest Service

The TFS was founded in 1915 as a part of the Texas A&M University system. Charged with supporting and directing all forestry-related efforts in the state, the TFS offers a wide range of resources for Texans looking for help planting trees and landscaping their communities.

Texas Illegal Dumping Resource Center (TIDRC)

TIDRC provides resources for local community professionals to address illegal dumping and burning: On-site classes and seminars for professionals and elected officials; and, books and other resource materials on the subject. KTB is a supporting agency of TIDRC’s Stop Trashing Texas program, and along with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, helps coordinate the cleanup of illegal dumps across the state.

Texas Historical Commission Texas Main Street Program

The Texas Main Street Program, part of the Texas Historical Commission’s Community Heritage Development Division, helps Texas cities revitalize their historic downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts by utilizing preservation and economic development strategies.

Texas Solar Energy Texas Solar Energy Society

A state-wide chapter of the American Solar Energy Society, TXSES is a non-profit organization with a mission of renewable energy education and outreach.

Color3lineLOGO TxDOT RGB REGTexas Travel Leads 

The Texas Travel Leads program provides an opportunity to make contact with potential Texas travelers who have requested information about traveling to Texas and visiting destinations across the state. It also gives you access to plenty of complimentary resources such as car litter bags, sticks and coloring books. 

Texas Forest Service Texas Tree Planting Guide

This site from the Texas Forest Service provides a custom tree selector, tools, and helpful tips for planting trees at your home or in your community.

Trash Free Trinity

The Adopt-A-Spot Online Mapping Tool Project was created by a diverse group of stakeholders within the river basin with the goal of fostering a litter-free environment in the Trinity River Basin by enabling community leaders to promote and track trash removal activities in their region. The project steering committee has contracted The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment staff at Texas State University to develop thisproject website and mapping tool. 

wastemanagement logo Waste Management “Cover Your Load”

Waste Management and Don’t Mess with Texas participate every summer in a public education campaign to remind area residents to “cover your load” when bringing unwanted debris to area landfills to prevent accidental litter.