Community Cleanup Challenge

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NOTICE: The North Texas Community Cleanup Challenge website is currently down for maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience; staff are working to resolve the issue and bring the website back online! Communities currently participating, or interested in participating, can find helpful information listed below. 

The North Texas Community Cleanup Challenge is an annual region-wide litter cleanup competition among North Texas communities to see who can pick up the most litter per resident.  Communities, churches, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, companies, activists, or just ordinary citizens can organize litter cleanup events or simply log existing events and efforts as they occur. At the end of the contest, the community with the most litter cleaned up per resident will receive the North Texas Community Cleanup award that they can proudly display in their city hall. The trophy will move from community to community, each adding their name to the legacy of litter cleanup efforts.

The fourth annual North Texas Community Cleanup Challenge and Mayors' Challenge will be held from March 1 to May 31, 2024.  

To participate in the challenge or update contact information, send an email to stormwater@nctcog.org. Thank you to the following communities who have signed on to participate this year!  

  • City of Burleson
  • City of Carrollton 
  • City of Dallas
  • City of Fort Worth
  • City of Frisco 
  • City of Garland 
  • City of Grand Prairie 
  • City of Mansfield 
  • City of Plano 


Cleanup Events

Participants may use the Texas Litter Database to log cleanup events.  To ensure proper reporting, enter CCC24 in the External ID field.

Log Cleanup Event


Community Cleanup Challenge events

Leaderboard

Rank

Community

Events

Volunteers

Bags of Litter

Score

1

Burleson

13

335

589

110.1

2

Carrollton

44

319

350

25.65

3

Mansfield

11

88

136

17.5

4

Dallas

35

898

1,715

13.45

5

Grand Prairie

36

306

242

11.57

6

Garland

28

163

30

1.2

7

Frisco

1

0

0

<1

Reports and Infographics

Congratulations to the City of Mansfield as winner of the 2023 North Texas Community Cleanup Challenge!  A total of fourteen communities across the region participated in the 2023 event, including Burleson, Carrollton, Dallas, Ennis, Frisco, Garland, Grand Prairie, Grapevine, Mansfield, Mesquite, Plano, Princeton, Richardson, and Rosser Village.  View results and reports from past years via the links below.