City of Plano Sustainability and Environmental Services

Posted on: January 30, 2018

Cleaning Up Plano

Cleaning Up In Plano

Whether it's accidental or intentional, litter happens, and if it's not picked up, it will find its way into the storm drains which lead directly into our creeks, waterways and eventually our water supply.


It's up to us to avoid littering and help out by picking up where we can. If every person in Plano picked up just one piece of litter every day, that would equate to a million pieces of litter being picked up in less than a week.

There is always an opportunity to be part of the solution by volunteering for Live Green in Plano's fun, purposeful litter cleanup events which are perfect for individuals, families, corporate teams and faith-based groups. Some of the opportunities include: 

  • The Great American Cleanup and After-Party: This Citywide cleanup event runs from 9 - 11 a.m., Saturday, April 14, and the beach themed after-party for cleanup participants will follow immediately. Individual and team registration opens March 1. Free t-shirts for participants are limited - so register early. Last year, more than 1600 volunteers participated and collected 972 bags of litter weighing nearly 10 tons.
     
  • Special two hour Waterways Cleanup events hosted monthly between December and March allow our volunteers to reach the otherwise inaccessible litter while the brush, vines and poison ivy have died back or are dormant for the winter.
     
  • For other cleanup opportunities throughout the year, you may join one of our staff-lead cleanup events or organize one on your own. Either way, we'll help you identify the area that needs cleaning and provide cleanup supplies such as trash bags, gloves and litter pick-up sticks. Groups of 25 or more can book our Community Cleanup Trailer, and we'll bring the cleanup supplies to your location.

For more information or to register yourself or a volunteer team for upcoming cleanup events, visit plano.gov/cleanups or call 972-769-4369. 

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