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About GAC

For 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 2018, 2,200+ Denton volunteers joined together to clean up more than 9.5 tons of litter. These dedicated community members removed trash and recycling from our city’s streets, waterways, and public spaces, leaving Denton visibly cleaner and more beautiful.

Register to Volunteer for GAC!

Registration is NOW OPEN for KDB’s 32nd Annual Great American Cleanup! Complete the registration form to register yourself or a group for KDB’s largest, longest-running citywide cleanup event.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Cleanup: 9 – 11 a.m., various locations in Denton
Volunteer Party: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Denton Civic Center/Quakertown Park (321 E. McKinney St.)
Not able to make it, but still want to support? Help us offset the costs of this event by making a tax-deductible donation to KDB today!

2019 GAC Results

Event results

Preliminary numbers based on submitted GAC reports:

  • Total participants: 501
  • Total bags of trash collected: 327
  • Total bags of recycling collected: 120
GAC 2020 contest prizes

Win a prize at GAC 2020 for one of the following:

  • Most Bags Collected
  • Largest Volunteer Group
  • Oddest Item Found

2019 Winners:

  • Most Bags Collected: (TIE: Camp Gladiator and Worlds of Wow – 30 bags each)
  • Largest Volunteer Group: (Koan School – 49 participants)
  • Oddest Item Found: (Morse St. Baptist Church – a toilet!)

Send us your GAC Photos!

We enjoyed seeing photos from your cleanup efforts on social media! Check out photos from our rescheduled cleanup date by event photographer, Gabriel Lee on the KDB blog.

official 2020 event sponsors

Already registered to volunteer? Learn how to pick up your free cleanup supplies, download volunteer liability forms (required for all volunteers), and find other info about this year’s event on our handy Volunteer Information Page.