Real Texans Don’t Litter — Real Texans Take Action
Remember, these are YOUR roads, and litter cost us Texans $47 million dollars a year. At the local level, it puts an economic and environmental burden on our communities. And sets a bad example for the next generation of Texans, and those coming into the state.
As big a problem as litter is, it’s still in everyone’s power to take care of it.Here’s how you can start!
Get outdoors and start picking up trash. If that sounds ridiculous, think about this: if every Texan picked up just two pieces of litter a MONTH, we’d be litter-free in a year. We can all make a big dent in the problem.
Don’t Mess With Texas and our partners offer several ways to clean up the state. You can also contact your local city government to see what programs they can connect you to.
STOP LITTER BEFORE IT STARTS
Reduce your waste. From straws at fast food drive-thrus, to plastic grocery bags to plastic bottled water—there are ways to cut down on waste before it ends up in your vehicle and possibly on the road. For example, get reusable containers for water and to bag your groceries or refuse extra food packaging when you grab a bite to eat.
SHOW YOUR PRIDE
Share your litter-prevention efforts on social media. You might be surprised which friends you’ll inspire.
REPORT A LITTERER
No need to be silent when you see someone tossing out trash. Report a Litterer using this site—you’ll let them know (discretely) that Texans are watching and what they’re doing is hurting all of us.