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.
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.
Blog Post Written by Program Coordinator, Karen Maldonado.