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Fall Sweep: A Cleanup for Everyone

By September 19, 2018No Comments
September 22 is the official start of Fall. Cooler weather is in the forecast and it’s a great time to get outside and improve your community! We’ve got you covered with our Second Annual Fall Sweep supply package. Schedule an event in your area and get FREE bags and gloves from Keep Texas Beautiful!
There are many ways to get involved in Fall Sweep and we encourage groups of all sizes to participate. Whether you are a family of four or a group of 100, everyone who registers is eligible for a shipment of trash/recycle bags and gloves. We will even place your event on our calendar!
Devitt Family Fall Sweep Cleanup in the Woodlands, 2017.
Family in Waxahachie Fall Sweep Cleanup, 2017.

Join groups like the Devitt Family of four, who cleanup their neighborhood in the Woodlands each year and Christy from Waxahachie, who cleaned her neighborhood with just two young helpers.You can also think big like the University of North Texas, Denton who held a cleanup last year where 280 students removed 700 pounds of trash and recyclables from their campus. Scouts are also welcome and can earn the bonus of a FREE patch.

Not ready to handle things on your own? Visit our Calendar or search for a KTB Affiliate near you that may already have an event planned.

Fall Sweep is for everyone, not just cleanup crews. Fall Sweep can include beautification and planting. National Planting Day served as our kick-off this year and Texas Arbor Day is coming up on Friday, November 2. You could hold a recycled materials collection on November 15 for America Recycles Day. You could even improve your neighborhood by covering graffiti, painting park benches, creating a mural or other improvements. Use your imagination and take the opportunity for a Fall Sweep of your community.

Learn more about recruiting and managing potential volunteers for your cleanup from our helpful blog, Volunteer Recruitment: One Person Can Make a Difference.

Join Fall Sweep by visiting us at or email for more information. 

​Blog Post Written by Program Coordinator, Karen Maldonado.