Don't mess with Texas Trash-Off April 2024

Don’t mess with Texas® Trash-Off

April 1-30
Texas’ signature event for the Great American Cleanup, the nation’s largest community improvement program, helping clear Texas roadsides of litter.



Anyone can participate! Volunteers come from all walks of life: students, civic and non-profit organizations, individuals, community groups, sports teams and more.


The Don’t mess with Texas® Trash-Off is part of Texas Department of Transportation’s litter prevention program, which includes Don’t mess with Texas®, and Adopt-a-Highway. Groups cleaning up TxDOT-maintained roadways are eligible to receive TxDOT Cleanup Kits that include trash bags, disposable gloves, hand sanitizer, and more.

April 1-30.

April 1-30.  Supply orders must be submitted a minimum of three weeks before your event date to be fulfilled. Trash Reports and Wrap-Up Reports must be completed no later than June 19, 2024.


Don’t mess with Texas® Trash-Off events can take place on any TxDOT-maintained roadway.

Your health and safety are our number one priority at TxDOT and Keep Texas Beautiful. KTB reminds Texans to stay safe when choosing to go outside and clean up your communities.

Request Supplies

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. Supply requests will open in February 2024.

Find Your Local Affiliate

& let them know you want to get involved in the Don’t mess with Texas® Trash-Off!

Upcoming Events

Check out our calendar to see if there is a cleanup being organized in your community you can join!


Event Planning Toolkit

Planning for a successful cleanup

Social Media Toolkit

Promoting Your Cleanup

2023 Impact

Don’t Mess with Texas® Trash-Off

The data in the following infographic includes DMWT Trash-Off eligible activity performed between April 1 – 30, 2023 and reported to KTB


TxDoT Right-of-Way Miles Cleaned




Groups making Texas the best place to live, work & play


Pounds of Trash & Recycling Collected


Youth Volunteers

Please Note

Participants interested in using the “Don’t mess with Texas®” logo must receive prior approval from TxDOT as “Don’t mess with Texas®” is federally registered and owned by TxDOT, and cannot be used without permission.

The use of the “Don’t mess with Texas®” logo for the printing of t-shirts is not allowed. You may use the “Don’t mess with Texas Trash-Off® ” logo, as part of KTB’s agreement with TxDOT, but the “Don’t mess with Texas®” logo by itself cannot be used.

If you have any questions about which logo needs approval, please contact the Marketing team.

After The Event

Sharing Your Event’s Results Helps Us Magnify Impact Across Texas…and the World.

Don't mess With Texas® Trash-Off is Supported with Funding By