Super Bowl Trash Talk
Regardless of who you are rooting for this Super Bowl Sunday, we encourage you to reduce waste by using reusable containers, utensils and cups. If you choose to buy disposable items, stay away from styrofoam and ditch the straws. Instead of buying packaged products, consider making football snacks at home or grilling (if Texas weather permits.)
We also encourage you to watch with friends or family and carpool to reduce emissions and save energy. If you opt to send invites and decorate your home, Reverse Litter encourages you to send invites via email and use decorations that aren’t theme-specific, or do it yourself (DIY), so you can continue to reuse them again.
Most importantly, don’t forget to snag your trash, recycle and avoid unintentional littering at home or wherever you choose to watch the game.
Know a Litter Hero?
We want to know who’s out there making a difference! Please continue to share your images and stories with us. We want to hear why you care about helping to Reverse Litter, what your #TenonTues looks like or why you decided to join a Litter-Free program. Reverse Litter wants to give you a shout out and a chance to feature your dedication on social media or in an upcoming newslitter!
Here’s our Litter Hero of the month – “girlforacleanworld”! Monica’s Instagram platform is dedicated to showcasing how she’s making a difference by attempting to not create waste and helping the environment. Are you inspired?
Henry B Gonzalez Elementary
What? There are some items in your home (e.g. cleaners, batteries, paint) that are hazardous and should never be placed in your trash can. After they have been used, they become Household Hazardous Waste (HHW). The most common types of HHW are Batteries, Oil, Paint and Antifreeze (BOPA). You can drop off these four types of HHW at the BOPA events.
Where? 6610 Lake June Rd, Dallas, TX
When? Saturday, Feb. 10, 10 – 11 a.m.
What? For nearly 30 years, Dentonites have taken an active role in keeping their city clean and beautiful by participating in the Great American Cleanup (GAC). GAC is part of a national effort with Keep America Beautiful, and more than 20,000 communities take part each year. In 2017, 2,353 Denton volunteers joined together to clean up nearly four tons of litter at various cleanups held between March and May. These dedicated community members removed trash and recycling from our city’s streets, waterways, and public spaces, leaving Denton visibly cleaner and more beautiful. Pre-registration will begin soon, check their website for more details.
Where? Denton, TX
When? Saturday, March 24DENTON REDBUD FESTIVAL
What? The award-winning Denton Redbud Festival is Denton’s Official Arbor Day celebration – promoting community beautification and Denton pride since 1994. The Denton Redbud Festival features dozens of vendors with tree and plant sales, gardening supplies, household items and local/handmade products, along with family-friendly activities and live, local music. Free admission runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where? Denton, TX
When? Saturday, April 21
DENTON ARTS AND JAZZ FESTIVAL
What? The Denton Arts and Jazz Festival is a celebration of the arts in a community known for embracing and nurturing music, dance, choral, drama and the visual arts. The free event is produced by the Denton Festival Foundation, Inc. with the generous support of sponsors such as the Dallas/Fort Worth American Federation of Musicians Local 72-147 and the city of Denton.
Where? Quakertown Park. 700 Oakland St, Denton, TX
When? April 27 – 29
What? Every year thousands of volunteers join Keep Fort Worth Beautiful to make a huge impact on communities across the city by cleaning litter from parks, right of ways, rivers and other public areas. You can join this effort by registering yourself or a group to help clean areas near you.
Choose your own area to clean or we have pre-selected areas in the City called “Cleanup Hubs” that need volunteers. Registration opens Feb. 1 and runs through Feb. 28. Please visit Keep Fort Worth Beautiful’s site to learn more and register. They supply gloves and trash bags for all volunteers who register. Event t-shirts are limited to the first 7,000 volunteers. Lunch provided at Earth Party for all volunteers.
When? 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.EARTH PARTY
What? A party for all great Cowtown Great American Cleanup volunteers and green enthusiasts. Free and open to the public.
Where? Fort Worth Water Gardens. 1502 Commerce St. Fort Worth, TX
When? Saturday, March 24 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.