Great American Cleanup
Welcome to the Great American Cleanup (GAC), Denton's largest and longest-running community cleanup!
Cleanup: Saturday, March 26, 2022 (9 - 11 a.m.)
- Registration is now closed. Walk-up registration is available at the Denton Civic Center on March 26 at 9 a.m.
- Jan. 23, 2022 - March 16, 2022
- Open to individuals, groups, families, student organizations, church groups, scout and youth groups, etc. All are welcome to help!
- Tuesday, March 22 and Wednesday, March 23 (8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
- Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St., Denton, TX 76201
- Supply pick-up is limited to registered participants who have submitted signed waivers.
- In-person supply pick-up available is also available at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 26
- Supplies include:
- Official 2022 GAC T-shirts*
- Trash bags
- Recycling bags
- Disposable gloves
- Onion bags (for waterway sites)
- Litter pick-up sticks*
- Hand sanitizer*
*first come, first served while supplies last
Volunteer Appreciation Party (11 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
Join us to celebrate your efforts in creating a clean and beautiful community at the GAC Volunteer Appreciation Party.
- Free lunch from Groovy Chicken and Waffles, Soulgood Texas Vegan Food Truck, and Dillas
- Delicious frozen desserts from Southern Dole Whips
- Entertainment: live DJ, face painting, bounce houses, and yard games
- Education Vendors including Keep Denton Beautiful, Denton Parks and Recreation, Denton Sustainability, Watershed Protection, and more!
- Prizes and giveaways for participants: Largest Group, Most Bags Collected, and Oddest Litter Item Found.
Great American Cleanup Sponsors
We'd like to take a moment to thank our sponsors for their generous support.
List of 2022 Sponsors:
- Denton Parks and Recreation
- Denton Sustainability
- Denton Solid Waste and Recycling
- Denton Watershed Protection
- Gnome Cones
Denton's 33rd Annual Great American Cleanup
Solid Waste & Recycling
The Great Outdoors
Report Your Great American Cleanup
If you are unable to turn in your GAC report during the event, there's still a way to add your efforts to the overall impact. Submit your cleanup report online.
2021 GAC Results
During March 2021, nearly over 5 tons of litter were removed by small, socially-distanced volunteers! These dedicated community members removed trash and recycling from our city's streets, waterways, and public spaces, leaving Denton visibly cleaner and more beautiful.
- Total participants: 636
- Total bags of trash collected: 519
- Total bags of recycling collected: 147
GAC 2021 Contest Prizes
- Best Photo: Adhikari Family
- Honorable Mention: Jeremiah Call
- Most Bags Collected: DATCU - East Branch, 21 bags
- Oddest Item Found: Girl Scout Troop 7849 - Texas Instruments TI-84 Graphic Plus Calculator