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Help clean up highways during 'Don't Mess With Texas Trash-off'

By Kelly Killian, Kelly Killian, kkillian@ktxs.com
Published On: Mar 14 2013 08:50:55 AM CDT
ABILENE, Texas -

The 27th Annual Don't Mess With Texas Trash-off takes place in April.

Darah Waldrip from the Texas Department of Transportation appeared on KTXS This Morning Thursday to discuss the event.

The trash-off will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 6. Participants should meet in the K-Mart parking lot at 4565 S. 1st Street in Abilene.

The goal of the trash-off is to encourage Texans to clean up the state's roadsides and communities. Volunteers are needed to help with this Texas "spring cleaning."

Those that are members of Adopt-a-Highway groups are also encouraged to clean up their section of roadway on April 6.

Every year, millions of pieces of litter are thrown, blown, or left on the roadways.

According to TxDOT, the trash-off is the single largest one day cleanup event in the state.

TxDot and Keep Texas Beautiful partner to organize the event.