Great American Cleanup
Welcome to the Great American Cleanup (GAC), Denton's largest and longest-running community cleanup!
Cleanup: Saturday, March 25, 2023 (9 - 11 a.m.)
- Registration begins on January 25th. Walk-up registration is available at the Denton Civic Center on March 25 at 9 a.m.
- Available on City of Denton Galaxy Digital
- Jan. 25, 2023 - March 15, 2023
- Open to individuals, groups, families, student organizations, church groups, scout and youth groups, etc. All are welcome to help!
- Tuesday, March 21 and Wednesday, March 22 (8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
- Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St., Denton, TX 76201
- Supply pick-up is limited to registered participants who have submitted signed waivers.
- In-person supply pick-up is also available at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 25
- Supplies include:
- Official 2023 GAC T-shirts*
- Trash bags
- Recycling bags
- Disposable gloves
- Onion bags (for waterway sites)
- Litter pick-up sticks*
- Hand sanitizer*
*first come, first served while supplies last
Volunteer Appreciation Party (11 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
Join us to celebrate your efforts in creating a clean and beautiful community at the GAC Volunteer Appreciation Party.
- Free lunch
- Delicious frozen desserts
- Entertainment: live DJ, face painting, bounce houses, and yard games
- Education Vendors including Keep Denton Beautiful, Denton Parks and Recreation, Denton Sustainability, Watershed Protection, and more!
- Prizes and giveaways for participants: Largest Group, Most Bags Collected, and Oddest Litter Item Found.
Great American Cleanup Sponsors
We'd like to take a moment to thank our sponsors for their generous support.
List of 2023 Sponsors:
- Denton Parks and Recreation
- Denton Sustainability
- Denton Solid Waste and Recycling
- Denton Watershed Protection
Denton's 33rd Annual Great American Cleanup
Solid Waste & Recycling
The Great Outdoors
Report Your Great American Cleanup
If you are unable to turn in your GAC report during the event, there's still a way to add your efforts to the overall impact. Submit your cleanup report online.
2022 GAC Results
These dedicated community members removed trash and recycling from our city's streets, waterways, and public spaces, leaving Denton visibly cleaner and more beautiful.
- Total participants:
- Total bags of trash collected:
- Total bags of recycling collected:
GAC 2022 Contest Prizes
- Best Photo:
- Honorable Mention:
- Most Bags Collected:
- Oddest Item Found: