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Save the Date for next year’s GAC: March 21, 2020

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.

Save the Date: Saturday, March 21, 2020

That’s a wrap!

Sadly, KDB had to cancel the original Great American Cleanup and Volunteer Party on March 23 due to the forecasted thunderstorms. This was the first time in 31 years that the event had to be cancelled due the weather. KDB staff considered all possible solutions, but felt that this was the best option for keeping all participants safe.

Rescheduled Cleanup – March 30

Thank you to everyone who rescheduled their cleanups and who braved the cold weather to participate in KDB’s rescheduled 31st Annual Great American Cleanup (GAC) on March 30.

The weather in North Texas is unpredictable, but our volunteers can always be relied on to come through and fulfill the goal of the Great American Cleanup – to clean up litter and keep our community looking clean, beautiful, and vibrant!


Submit your Cleanup Report

If you haven’t yet submitted your cleanup report (# volunteers, # bags collected, etc.), please do so ASAP! We rely on these numbers to obtain cleanup supplies from Keep Texas Beautiful for next year’s GAC.


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.

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 2019 contest prizes

Win a prize at gac 2019 for one of the following:

  • 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!)

official 2019 event sponsors