The 2014 Donâ€™t Mess With Texas Trash-Off annual cleanup is scheduled for Saturday across Texas and in East Texas.
Volunteers collected more than 7.5 million pounds of trash during last yearâ€™s statewide cleanup, according to a news release. The event encourages Texans to join forces to clear the million of pieces of trash that accumulate on the stateâ€™s roadsides.
Volunteers come from all walks of life: students, business leaders, civic and nonprofit organizations, individuals, families, community groups, sororities, fraternities, sports teams and military.
TheÂ trash-off is the single largest one-day cleanup event in the state and serves as Texasâ€™ signature event for the Great American Cleanup, the nationâ€™s largest community improvement program, the release states. The Donâ€™t Mess with Texas Trash-Off is part of TxDOTâ€™s litter prevention program, which includes Donâ€™t Mess with Texas, Adopt-a-Highway and a grassroots partnership with Keep Texas Beautiful.
Sign up at www.ktb.org or call 1-800-CLEAN-TX. Adopt-a-Highway groups should contact Robby Phillips at 903-510-9100.