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Don’t mess with Texas

About

For more than 27 years, Don’t mess with Texas® has been dedicated to educating Texans about the real cost of litter. Through our award-winning ads, statewide road tours, and true Texas pride, we go to great lengths to keep Texas litter-free.

Sponsored by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Don’t mess with Texas and Adopt-a-Highway pair to make up TxDOT’s litter prevention programs. We also have a grassroots partnership with Keep Texas Beautiful, our partners in the annual Trash-Off, the state’s single largest one-day cleanup event.

With help from fellow Texans, including a few household names (Willie, Lyle, and Stevie Ray ring a bell?), we’ve seen roadside litter drop. But with half of us STILL tossing trash, there’s plenty more to do. And you can bet Don’t mess with Texas will be there, litterbags and all.