It’s that time of the year again when North Texan’s flock to the heart of Dallas to experience the annual State Fair of Texas. Attendees enjoy live music, various attractions and of course, the new fair foods. This year expect to eat concession foods, such as the deep-fried chicken noodle soup on a stick, the funnel cake bacon queso burger, a tamale donut and Texas fajita fries.
With all these fancy foods choices, we know that there is a potential for a lot of litter to end up on the fairgrounds, local waterways and our city streets. As a matter of fact, around 80 percent of litter found in our local waterways originated from land. Litter knows no boundaries.
In all of the excitement and fun of the State Fair of Texas, Reverse Litter would like to remind everyone to consciously throw away their food waste, plates, forks, spoons, drinks, etc. in the trash can. Better yet, if you or your friends and family want to really dedicate yourselves to picking up litter, take the Ten on Tuesday pledge to pick up at least 10 pieces of trash every Tuesday, or once a week.
If you and your family are out snagging trash at the State Fair of Texas this year, snap a photo and share it with us via social media. We’d love to see how you’re having fun and being litter-free.
Show Us Your Spooky Spirit and YOU Could Win Our Giveaway!
As you start to plan your Halloween costume or decorations, Reverse Litter encourages you to consider eco-friendly ways to show off your spooky spirit! This season, we are giving away Reverse Litter swag to the top three contestants who make their own costume or décor with items they already have at home, or with reusable items. When you make your spooky design, be sure to take a picture and post it on social media using #TenonTuesContest.
The Reverse Litter team will randomly select the top three winners and announce it via social media on Friday, Nov. 3.
In order to participate and qualify for the giveaway, you must post your image with #TenonTuesContest between now and Wednesday, Nov. 1. You also must be following @reverselitter and also be sure to tag your friends on the initial post on Facebook or Instagram.
We can’t wait to see what you come up with!
Upcoming Community Events
What: Keep Dallas Beautiful, Keep Garland Beautiful and Keep Rowlett Beautiful, are partnering to host a historic volunteer cleanup of Lake Ray Hubbard. This event is a Keep Texas Beautiful Waterways Project. Dignitaries from each city, the State of Texas, and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary will be on hand to help kick off the day’s event, which is expected to draw 1,000-1,500 volunteers from the Metroplex. After a morning of litter pick up, volunteers will gather for a free lunch with delicious food, great music and exciting prize drawings as a small token of appreciation for investing in the beauty and cleanliness of this important water resource. For tickets and for more information, please visit their Facebook event, or their website.
Where: Lake Ray Hubbard. 2121 Rowlett Rd. Garland, TX.
Operation Beautification Dallas
There is no cost for trash collection.
Registration is now open. The registration process has been made easier for your convenience. You can register by calling 311, or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, call 214-671-8873.
Where: Citywide Community Cleanup in Dallas.
Where: Dallas Zoo. 650 S. R.L. Thornton Fwy. Dallas, TX.
What: The Community Tree Giveaway is KDB’s longest-running tree distribution program, held each fall to celebrate national Make a Difference Day. The program is open only to Denton residents, and participants must register in advance to receive a free 3-gallon size tree. A total of 750 trees will be distributed with eight different species available. Tree species and quantities are limited, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis, with a limit of one tree per household. *Participants must be able to pick up their tree on October 21, or they forfeit their tree* For more information, please contact KDB.
Where: City of Denton Landfill. 1527 S. Mayhill Rd. Denton, TX.
City of Denton’s Stream Clean
Where: Cleanup location is selected on a first-come, first-served basis. The event headquarters is located at City Hall. 215 E. McKinney St. Denton, TX.
What: Crud Cruiser mobile collection trailers travel to neighborhoods to collect household hazardous waste. Proof of residency (current water bill, valid driver’s license) and avoucher if required by your city are necessary.
Where: Crud Cruiser will be available at predetermined locations in multiple cities.
Visit the city of Fort Worth’s website for more information.
When: Now through November.America Recycles Day (also known as Shred Day)
What: Residents of Fort Worth and unincorporated Tarrant County, along with members of your Better Business Bureau can bring up to five boxes of personal documents to be securely shredded. (Boxes should weigh no more than 40 each). Also accepting electronics, small appliances, household items, furniture and clothing. NO appliances with freon, please. For more information, visit their Facebook event.
Where: LaGrave Field. 301 NE 6th St. Fort Worth, TX.
When: Saturday, Nov. 4, 9 – 1 p.m.