Volunteers Clear 40 Tons of Trash from Texas Beaches

The most recent of the Texas General Land Office's thrice-yearly beach cleanups has cleared more than 40 tons of trash from 55 miles of Texas coastal beaches.

The Land Office says more than 5,000 volunteers last weekend showed up at 13 spots along the Texas coastline. The number of cleanup locations was fewer than usual (it's normally 31) because of damage from Hurricane Harvey and areas that were being cleaned by contractors.

Still, the GLO said the number of volunteers that turned out was incredible compared to the number of sites needing attention from volunteers.

Among the more interesting items retrieved by volunteers included a golf club head, a toilet, toilet seats, shotgun shells and a truck radiator. The most common trash is cigarette butts, beer cans and plastic bags.

The volunteer effort has been held now for more than three decades and has cleared more than 9,500 tons of trash from Texas beaches.

Don't Mess With Texas.

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