Although Texas’ temperatures may not reflect the season, fall is almost here! For some, this means cooler weather, fall décor, pumpkin patches, football season and much more. If you plan on spicing up your home with new decorations this fall season, we’ve included some of our favorite DIY fall décor tips below from Country Living for inspiration. Reverse Litter encourages you to upcycle items you already have at home or reuse decorations from last year. If you decide to tackle a DIY project, please share it with us via social media, using #ReverseLitter, or via email.

Upcycled Tray into Welcome Sign 

Have an old serving tray laying around? Simply affix chalkboard paint on the inside of the tray, add autumn branches or leaves and get to writing.

Papier-mâché Bowls

If you have shredded paper at home, consider upcycling it into a set of gold-plated decorative bowls. You will also need a bowl to use as a mold – depending on how big or small you want your decorative bowls to be. Then, you can follow the steps listed on the site for each bowl you want to make. These are certain to make a unique fall statement.

Fall Leaf Mason Jar

Use the southern staple of a Mason jar to make these fall luminaries. You will also need decals and either spray paint or acrylic paint of your choice. For a step-by-step guide, visit Create, Craft, Love.

World Tourism Day

Tomorrow is World Tourism Day!

Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW) is a major travel destination for national and international travelers alike.

With more than 6.5 million people passing through DFW Airport every month, our Metroplex has become a very popular travel destination. Who wouldn’t want to check out the large variety of entertainment, high-end shopping, foodie haven and experience firsthand remarkable Texas heritage. While most non-Texans would love to believe we ride horses to work everyday, DFW does offer up a unique mix of city life and western experience not found elsewhere.

Texans are also well-known for their gracious hospitality to those who come to visit and enjoy sharing their home with those from around the nation and the world! We only ask for everyone to treat our home like you would your own; starting with ensuring all trash ends up where it should – in the trash can, or recycle bin!

September hosts World Tourism Day, and it’s a great reminder of how we should work together. World Tourism Day 2017 presents a unique opportunity to raise awareness on the contribution of sustainable tourism, while spreading the word to work together in making tourism a catalyst for positive change.

Responsible travelers will love all of our litter free landmarks:

  • The Sixth Floor Museum and Dealey Plaza
  • Kimbell Art Museum
  • AT&T Stadium
  • Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District
  • Perot Museum of Nature and Science
  • Dallas Museum of Art
  • Denton Square
  • George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum
  • Fort Worth Zoo
  • Nasher Sculpture Center
  • Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
  • Dallas World Aquarium
  • Sundance Square
  • Klyde Warren Park

Are you a responsible traveler? Texans love responsible travelers. To learn more about our litter-free programs, please shoot us an email.

Upcoming Community Events


Tri-City Cleanup Lake Ray Hubbard
WhatKeep Dallas Beautiful, Keep Garland Beautiful and Keep Rowlett Beautiful, are partnering to host a historic volunteer cleanup of Lake Ray Hubbard. This event is a Keep Texas Beautiful Waterways Project. Dignitaries from each city, the State of Texas, and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary will be on hand to help kick off the day’s event, which is expected to draw 1,000-1,500 volunteers from the Metroplex. After a morning of litter pick up, volunteers will gather for a free lunch with delicious food, great music and exciting prize drawings as a small token of appreciation for investing in the beauty and cleanliness of this important water resource. For tickets and for more information, please visit their Facebook event, or their website.
Where: Lake Ray Hubbard. 2121 Rowlett Rd. Garland, TX.

When: Saturday, Oct. 14, 8 a.m. – noon. Lunch to follow: 11 a.m. – noon.

Operation Beautification Dallas
WhatThe City of Dallas invites residents, family, community groups, faith organizations, schools, and businesses to register for this Citywide cleaning spree. A fun, low-cost activity for neighbors of all ages to come together and promote neighborhood pride as well as a cleaner more vibrant community/neighborhood.
There is no cost for trash collection.
Registration is now open. The registration process has been made easier for your convenience. You can register by calling 311, or For more information, call 214-671-8873.
Where: Citywide Community Cleanup in Dallas.
When: Saturday, Oct. 28.


2017 Community Tree Giveaway
WhatThe Community Tree Giveaway is KDB’s longest-running tree distribution program, held each fall to celebrate national Make a Difference Day. The program is open only to Denton residents, and participants must register in advance to receive a free 3-gallon size tree. A total of 750 trees will be distributed with eight different species available. Tree species and quantities are limited, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis, with a limit of one tree per household. *Participants must be able to pick up their tree on October 21, or they forfeit their tree* For more information, please contact KDB.
Where: City of Denton Landfill. 1527 S. Mayhill Rd. Denton, TX.

When: Saturday, Oct. 21, 8 a.m. – noon (pick-up times are assigned). Registration is required and will close once it is full.

City of Denton’s Stream Clean
What: Join the City of Denton in their efforts to keep waterways free of litter. Preregistration ends Oct. 8, but on-site registration will be available the day of the event from 8 to 8:45 a.m. Following the cleanup, volunteers will be treated to a well-deserved lunch. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit their website.
Where: Cleanup location is selected on a first-come, first-served basis. The event headquarters is located at City Hall. 215 E. McKinney St. Denton, TX.
When: Saturday, Oct. 14, 9 – 11 a.m. Lunch to follow: 11 a.m. – noon.

Fort Worth

Crud Cruiser
WhatCrud Cruiser mobile collection trailers travel to neighborhoods to collect household hazardous waste. Proof of residency (current water bill, valid driver’s license) and avoucher if required by your city are necessary.
Where: Crud Cruiser will be available at predetermined locations in multiple cities.
Visit the city of Fort Worth’s website for more information.
When: Now through November.