East Texans will be out in full force on Saturday morning cleaning highway rights-of-way of litter. They will be
participating in the annual Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off .  It's the states’ largest one-day litter cleanup event.










The trash-off is a partnership between Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). InTxDOT Lufkin District’s nine-county area, more than 600 volunteers from the department’s Adopt-a-Highway program will be participating. They represent some 40 Adopt-a-Highway groups made of up individuals and school, business and community organizations. Also, participating will be individuals and groups sponsored by KTB affiliates, including Angelina Beautiful/Clean and Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful.

In 2011, 75,872 volunteers participated in 848 Trash-Off events across the state, and more than 6,000 miles of highway were cleared of litter and debris, totaling nearly six million pounds of trash.  (TxDot)