Great American Cleanup®

Mar 1- May 31

Keep Texas Beautiful is proud to participate in Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup® (GAC), the nation’s largest community improvement program, taking place annually each spring March through May.



Texans who want to clean and beautify their local communities.


The Great American Cleanup® is a national program to encourage communities to join forces to clean and beautify their cities and towns. Projects include beautification events, recycling events, litter cleanups, and more.

In Texas, Keep Texas Beautiful encourages Texans to participate in the Great American Cleanup®  and includes the Don’t mess with Texas®Trash-Off and Keep Texas Waterways Clean programs.

Registered participants have access to the online event toolkit, social media marketing toolkit, and can place orders for Community Cleanup Kits that include trash bags, hand sanitizer, and gloves. 

March 1- May 31.

The Great American Cleanup® is held March through May each year. Supply orders open on February 5th, 2024. Supply orders that are not submitted a minimum of three weeks before your event date will not be fulfilled. Trash Reports and Wrap-Up Reports must be completed no later than June 19, 2024


Great American Cleanup® events can take place in any public area in your community needing attention. We recommend parks, schools, main streets/downtown areas, watershed areas, and roadways.

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 open February 5, 2024.

Find Your Local Affiliate

& let them know you want to get involved in the Great American Cleanup®!

Upcoming Events

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


Event Planning Toolkit

How to plan your Great American Cleanup® Event

Social Media Toolkit

Promoting Your Great American Cleanup® Event
2023 Impact

Great American Cleanup®

The data in the following infographic includes activity performed between March 1 – May 31, 2023 and reported to KTB.


Roadway Miles Cleaned



$1.2+ million

Value of Volunteer Hours


Pounds of Trash & Recycling Collected


Miles of Waterway Cleaned


Volunteers Hours


Trees Planted