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Apr 6, 2024
9:00 am

Keep Sugar Land Beautiful Trash-Off: April 6, 2024

Who wants to help us keep Sugar Land beautiful?

KSLB Trash-Off is….April 6, 2024!

Pre-Registration is required. Please register a group, family, or individual to help us pick up litter.  Registration closes at 5 pm on March 28.

KSLB Trash Off Volunteer Registration Waiver 2024

KSLB Trash Off Group Registration Spreadsheet 2024

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. Please allow 2 hours for your clean-up. Safety instructions and event details will be provided after registration.

How long does is take for these items to biodegrade?

  • Orange peel and banana skins: 2 years
  • Cigarette butts: 18 months to 10 years
  • Straws: 200 years
  • Plastic bags: 10-1,000 years
  • Plastic bottles: 450 years

Texas Litter:

  • You can be fined $500 every time you litter in Texas!!!!
    • If what you toss weighs more than 5 lbs…you may be fined $2,000!
  • 71% of litter is micro litter (two inches or smaller)
    • cigarette butts, straws, gum and candy wrappers
  • Approximately 362 million pieces of litter accumulate on Texas roadways every year!

Sources: Leave No Trace; Mass Live,  www.dontmesswithtexas.org

  

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