Who likes litter? Not us!!!
Would you like to pick up litter and help us keep Sugar Land beautiful?
Pre-Registration is required. Registration closes at 5 pm on April 4.
Detailed volunteer information is included on the Volunteer Registration Waiver. All volunteers, under age 18, must be accompanied by a registered adult (over age 21) that will volunteer with them. Individuals, groups and families will be assigned to a designated cleanup site. Allow 2 hours for your clean-up.
DID YOU KNOW?
Ocean Litter (Marine Debris)
- 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic waste: estimated to be in our oceans
- 70% of our debris sinks into the ocean’s ecosystem
- 269,000 tons of litter float on the surface
- 4 billion plastic microfibers, per sq kilometer, dwell below the surface
- Cigarette butts are the largest portion of micro litter in Texas
- 71% of litter consists of micro litter; cigarette butts, straws, wrappers (2 inches or smaller)
- Apple cores and banana peels ARE litter!
- You can be fined $500 every time you litter in Texas!!!!
- Litter more than five pounds, you may have to pay up to $2,000!!!
- Approximately 362 million pieces of litter accumulate on Texas roads every year!
Sources: nationalgeographic.org; wwf.org; noaa,gov; www.dontmesswithtexas.org