Keep Texas Waterways Clean

Open Year-Round

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, Central Market, H-E-B Plus, Mi Tienda, or Joe V's Smart Shop store location.



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


Keep Texas Beautiful wants to make waterway cleanups easy, cost effective, and fun for your community. When you participate in this program, KTB will provide you with the following:

  • Waterway Cleanup Kits:  trash bags, onion bags, disposable gloves, sunscreen, hand sanitizer, and bug spray.
  • Cleanup Event Hosting Toolkits: guidelines, best practices, sample templates, etc.
Year Round

Supply requests are open year-round. Be sure to order supplies 3 weeks prior to your scheduled cleanup to ensure timely shipment. An event wrap-up report must be completed within two weeks of the event date.


Keep Texas Waterways Clean events can take place in any waterways including ocean, rivers, lakes, streams, tributaries, bayous, and creeks. Locations must be within 30 miles of an H-E-B, Central Market, H-E-B Plus, Mi Tienda, or Joe V’s Smart Shop store location.

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.

Find Your Local Affiliate

& let them know you want to get involved in Keeping Texas Waterways Clean!

Upcoming Events

Check out our calendar to see if there is a cleanup being organized in your community you can join! Or plan your own cleanup and register the event here.


Cleanup Event Planning Toolkit

Review this to start planning your waterways cleanups

Waterway Cleanup Tips

Blog post containing tips from KTB affiliates

National River Cleanup Organizer’s Handbook


2022 Impact

Keep Texas Waterways Clean

The data in the following infographic includes activity performed between January 1  – December 31, 2023, that was reported to KTB.


Waterway Miles Cleaned


Value of volunteer time






Pounds of Trash


Social Media Marketing Toolkit

KTB provides marketing support for affiliates and community groups to use to promote their cleanup events.

Cleanup Event Planning Toolkit

Review this before you begin planning your waterways cleanups.

Trash Report Printout for Texas Litter Database

Print this out as a shorthand guide for the data you’ll collect to submit a trash report to the Texas Litter Database for Fall Sweep.

Wrap Up Report Data Collection Sheet

Use this handy worksheet to summarize everything you will report to KTB at the end of the Fall Sweep season in one place.

Keep Texas Waterways Clean Logo

Use this logo to promote your local event

After The Event

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

Keep Texas Waterways Clean Sponsor