Great American Cleanup
Great American Cleanup in Denton, Texas
Saturday, March 23, 2024
Welcome to the Great American Cleanup (GAC), Denton's largest and longest-running community cleanup!
Thank you to all of our great volunteers and sponsors who made the 2023 Great American Cleanup a success. Check out the Keep Denton Beautiful Facebook page to see photos from the event!
- Look for registration to open for the 2024 Great American Cleanup in January 2024.
- Event Support Volunteer Opportunities are available. For more information, please email [email protected].
- Open to individuals, groups, families, student organizations, church groups, scout and youth groups, etc. All are welcome to help!
- 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.
- Supplies include:
- Official 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
Cleanup Safety Information
Click to download a PDF of our Cleanup Safety Information Flyer (PDF). The flyer details tips on how to conduct a litter cleanup safely.
Volunteer Appreciation Party
Quakertown Park, 321 E. McKinney St., Denton, TX 76201
Join us to celebrate your efforts in creating a clean and beautiful community at the GAC Volunteer Appreciation Party.
- Free lunch
- Delicious desserts
- Education vendors include Keep Denton Beautiful, Denton Parks and Recreation, and local environmental organizations
- 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.
- Tommy's Express Car Wash
- In-N-Out Burger
- Cheese and Salsa
- Island Whips
- Groovy Chicken and Waffles
- Insomnia Cookies
- Pan Ector Industries
- Texas Roadhouse
- Beth Marie's Ice Cream
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.
2023 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: 1,500 Registered Volunteers
- Total bags of trash collected: 575
- Total bags of recycling collected: 60
GAC 2023 Contest Prizes
- Most Volunteers: Nette Shultz Elementary - 51 Volunteers
- Most Bags Collected: Southwire Denton - 32 Bags
- Oddest Item Found: A Parachute