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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

Updated 3/17/2020

Your health and safety are our number one priority at TxDOT and Keep Texas Beautiful. In order to do our part to help reduce the risk of COVID-19, the Don’t mess with Texas® Trash-Off previously scheduled for April 4 will be canceled to ensure the safety of all volunteers.

Groups are asked to postpone all cleanups until the Fall. If you have requested supplies, they will be shipped when cleanups resume in the fall. We appreciate all the work our volunteers do to help keep Texas clean!


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

Fall Sweep is KTB's annual fall cleanup program open to all Texans who want to cleanup their community. The third annual Fall Sweep ran September 3 through November 15, America Recycles Day. 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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Great American Cleanup

Updated 3/18/2020

Your health and safety are our number one priority for Keep America Beautiful and Keep Texas Beautiful. In order to do our part to help reduce the risk of COVID-19, the Great American Cleanup will be canceled to ensure the safety of all volunteers. We will monitor the situation closely and resume the Great American Cleanup once it is deemed safe to convene in large groups.

Event organizers and volunteers are strongly encouraged to seek out further information and guidelines from federal, state, and local public health officials so that timely and accurate information can guide appropriate responses in each location. If you have requested supplies, they will be shipped when cleanups resume once it is deemed safe to convene. We appreciate all the work our volunteers do to help keep Texas clean!


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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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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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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