Every Litter Bit Adds Up!
Let’s work together and pick up the trash because every litter bit adds up to cleaner vibrant communities.
Litter takes many forms such as piles of trash on the roadside, floating trash in our waterways, and litter is even dangerous such as broken glass. Litter interferes with our fun at local parks, on neighborhood trail walks, and even as close to home as right outside our doors.
Litter moves! When it rains, litter and dumped items wash down the storm drains, leading to the potential of flooding due to clogged drains. Stormwater is untreated water, it picks up everything in its path as it flows into the storm drains on your street, and all the litter and pollution is dumped into nearby creeks, ponds, lakes, and the Trinity River.
Recycle, reuse, regift. Place trash in a secure trash can or recycle bin and every litter bit that isn’t tossed on the street or blown out of a car window adds up to a litter free Dallas.
EVERY LITTER BIT HELPS RESOURCE
A cleaner Dallas starts with me and you! Use this information to start a neighborhood cleanup, volunteer at area
clean up events, and to report litter and dumping.
Dallas City Marshal: Report Illegal Dumping
The Dallas City Marshal’s Office responds to illegal dumping activities in Dallas. If you see someone dumping, call 9-1-1 immediately and do not approach. If you find an illegal dump site, call 3-1-1 to report it
Dallas Police Department or 9-1-1: Report Illegal Dumping
If you call 9-1-1 because you see illegal dumping activities in progress, they will
dispatch a Dallas City Marshal to respond to the call. Do not approach the active site. 911 (dallascityhall.com)
3-1-1 Dallas 311 (dallascityhall.com)
Mobile 3-1-1 App Frequently Asked Question Mobile App FAQs(dallascityhall.com)
If you see illegally dumped yard debris, household waste, construction debris,
electronics, and other hazardous or non-hazardous materials, please report it
immediately by calling 3-1-1 or you may use the free 3-1-1 Mobile App.
Code Compliance Community Hand Tool Program
The Nuisance Abatement Division offers a Community Hand Tool Program which is designed to provide volunteer groups with equipment to clean up litter, mow grass, and cut vegetation in their neighborhood for weekend clean-up projects or other beautification events.
ANNUAL TRI-CITY CLEANUP
Dallas Water Utilities and the Office of Environmental Quality and Sustainability
participates in the annual cleanup at Lake Ray Hubbard. This volunteer day is
sponsored by the cities of Dallas, Garland, and Rowlett. To find out more
information or to volunteer visit: Keep Rowlett Beautiful | Rowlett, TX
For the Love of the Lake Front Page – For the Love of the Lake (whiterocklake.org)
Join this non-profit organization every second Saturday of the month for their
Shoreline Spruce Up.
Groundwork Dallas is now Green Space Dallas: Volunteers
This non-profit organization builds trails and accesses to Dallas’ urban forest
areas, the Elm Fork Green Belt (near the confluence of the Trinity River), and the
Great Trinity Forest, the largest urban hardwood forest in the U.S.
Park and Recreation: Volunteers
Opportunities | Dallas Parks, TX – Official Website
Do something amazing and volunteer at your local park to keep it clean and beautiful and the recreation centers buzzing with activities and fun.
SOCIAL MEDIA PROGRAMS
- Home – Don’t Mess With Texas
- North Central Texas Council of Governments – Illegal Dumping
Reverse Litter | Make the pledge to get your ten!
The Reverse Litter Program may be retired but take a look at the Web Site to get ideas about ways to keep your community litter free.