Don't Mess with Texas Trash-Off

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    The Texas Trash-Off is Saturday, April 2, 2011.

    dontmesswithtexas.org/programs/trash-off/If you're sick of all the trash on the side of the road, Saturday is the day to do something about it.

    Thousands of volunteers will fan out across the Lone Star State on April 2 for the state's annual largest one-day cleanup.

    Research from the Texas Department of Transportation shows there are approximately 1.1 billion pieces of litter on Texas highways.

    "Trash-Off continues to grow each year, and we couldn't be more excited about this year's program," said Cathie Gail, Executive Director of Keep Texas Beautiful.  "In addition to beautifying our great state, Trash-Off helps educate and change the attitudes and behavior of would-be litterers.  The impact of the events has a lasting effect on everyone involved and the state."

    Last year more than 74,000 volunteers took part in the Texas Trash-Off, collecting 8 million pounds of trash over 6,219 miles of roadway.

    Officials with Keep Texas Beautiful and TxDOT hope to exceed those numbers in 2011.

    If you're planning to cleanup a North Texas roadway, don't forget to email your photos to isee@nbcdfw.com and photos@dontmesswithtexas.org.

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