Litter Prevention

Hey folks, don’t mess with Grapevine!!! Keep Grapevine Beautiful is proactive in trying to prevent litter, and reactive by organizing cleanup efforts. Whether it is along the freeways, roadways, parks or lake, a litter-free community is one of our most important goals.

Research and experience have shown that litter is the result of individual behavior—choosing to litter or being careless in the handling of waste. And once litter is on the ground, it attracts more litter. A clean community, by contrast, can discourage littering and improve community appearance and quality of life. You have a role to play in preventing litter. Just one person, one school, one business, or one organization can positively impact the behavior of others in their community.

Below are opportunities to get involved to help make ours a litter-free community!

 

Adopt-an-Area

Ever wonder why Grapevine looks so green and clean? One of the most successful litter clean-up efforts is the Adopt-An-Area program, which is comprised of volunteer groups throughout the city. Families, businesses, civic groups, and individuals have “adopted” an area within the city to keep litter-free by cleaning the area at least six times per year. Go here to learn more about the program.

Fall Sweep

Held in partnership with Keep Texas Beautiful, Fall Sweep is our annual community-wide improvement event that allows volunteers to keep Grapevine’s Lake Parks and tributaries beautiful and litter-free.

Don't mess with Texas Trash-Off

Each April, in partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation and Keep Texas Beautiful, the signature event Don’t mess with Texas® Trash-Off is held. Hundreds join us and show their Texas pride by cleaning parks, streets and other green spaces. When coupled with all other Texas cities, this is the largest clean-up day in the state!