Litter Prevention and Cleanup
Programs in Texas
This international program originated
in Texas and is one of most successful public-private
programs in the nation. Groups, have the opportunity to
adopt a two-mile section of highway for a minimum of 2
years. The name of the group sponsoring the strech of
highway gets their name featured on signs and are provided
permits, litterbags, safety vests and training by the
Trash-Off has become one
of the largest cleanup events of its kind in the U.S.
Started in 1986, thousands of volunteers give their time
to clean up after the 20+ million residents of Texas.
It's an annual event to encourage motorists to refrain
from littering and clean up over 500 tons of litter at
each event. More than 1,700 Adopt-a-Highway groups and
150 communities participate to keep Texas beautiful!