Annual clean-up initiative keeps Texas highways, city streets litter-free
Texas Border Business
McAllen, TX – It’s that time of the year once again! Spring has sprung and Keep McAllen Beautiful is spring cleaning the city of McAllen. Keep McAllen Beautiful (KMB) is organizing its annual Great American Clean-Up and Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off to take place on Saturday, April 13, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at McAllen Municipal Park, located at 1921 N. Bicentennial Boulevard.
“Put on your cleaning shoes on and join us as we traverse our city’s major streets, hike and bike trails, city parks and schools to help keep our city looking clean and beautiful,” said McAllen Mayor Jim Darling.
Everyone is encouraged to participate. Volunteers come from all walks of life such as students, business leaders, civic and non-profit organizations, individuals, families, community and religious groups, sororities, fraternities, sports teams, and the military. In 2018, over 1,400 volunteers collected 7,580 pounds of litter from schools, parks, and major streets throughout the city.
Volunteers who participate will need to arrive at McAllen Municipal Park by 8:00 a.m. where they will be issued safety vests, gloves, and trash bags and then assigned a designated area to pick up litter. They will be transported to their assigned sites and once the clean-up has been completed, they will be picked up and returned to the park. Volunteers will be treated to a free t-shirt, hot dogs, soda, and various raffle prizes after the cleanup. This is a great opportunity for anyone needing community service hours, who want to do something meaningful, receive credit for helping the community, get some snacks and possibly even win a prize; all while helping the City of McAllen become even more beautiful by picking up litter!
“We are asking the public to volunteer and join in this
The Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off is the single largest one-day cleanup event in the state and serves as Texas’s signature event for the Great American Clean-Up, the nation’s largest community
improvement program implemented by Keep America Beautiful. 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, Adopt-a-Highway, and a grassroots partnership with Keep Texas Beautiful. Come show your pride for a beautiful city by participating in the Great American Cleanup. Sign up today!