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COVID-19 Update: To protect our volunteers and the community from the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), KDB programs and events, including the Great American Cleanup, are CANCELLED through April 30, 2020 or until further notice. We are disappointed that we will not be able to host this event, but recognize the need to use precaution to safeguard the community.

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 2019, 2,400+ Denton volunteers registered, and more than 3.5 tons of litter was cleaned from our community. These dedicated community members removed trash and recycling from our city’s streets, waterways, and public spaces, leaving Denton visibly cleaner and more beautiful.


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
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.