Cowtown Great American Cleanup

Registration is currently closed. Join us again in Spring 2025!


The Cowtown Great American Cleanup is our largest annual litter cleanup and beautification event of the year. Each spring, thousands of volunteers across the city join together to do beautiful things for Fort Worth. Schools, churches, businesses, families and individuals are all welcome to participate!

In 2023, Cowtown Cleanup volunteers removed over 174,000 pounds of trash from our city!

Report your amazing results here! 

Registration Information

Registration for the 2024 Cowtown Great American Cleanup is currently closed. Join us again in Spring 2025!

Can’t wait until Spring 2025 to volunteer? Email us at for other volunteer cleanup opportunities. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Cowtown Great American Cleanup?

The Cowtown Great American Cleanup is the single largest community cleanup and beautification event in Fort Worth. The annual event is hosted by Keep Fort Worth Beautiful (KFWB). Each year, schools, churches, businesses and individuals pick up litter from parks, streets, creeks and other public areas.

 What are the goals for this event?

  • Keep Fort Worth Beautiful works to ensure our city is a clean, green, and beautiful place to live. No one individual can do this alone. It takes all of us. This is why we invite people like you to participate in our activities and support our programs.
  • The heart of KFWB is our volunteers. The Cowtown Great American Cleanup attracts approximately 5,000 individuals, collecting an average of 140,000 pounds of trash each year.

Who can participate?

Everyone! Community organizations, businesses, individuals, non-profit, governmental agencies, and scout troops all are welcome to participate in this event.

What ages can participate?

Youth, teens and adults are welcome to participate.

What is the cost to participate?

There is no cost to participate. KFWB provides gloves and trash bags to all registered participants. Event t-shirts are provided to registrants, while sizes and supplies last. 

Can volunteers choose a location to clean up?

Yes. Volunteers are encouraged to choose a location that is important to them. Locations can include school campuses, creeks and other waterways, or even empty lots. KFWB also chooses various hubs throughout the city. This year's hubs include Northwest Community Park, Buck Sansom Park, Marion Sansom Park, Panther Island Beach/Pavilion, Carter Park, and McCart Ave./Westcreek Park. Volunteers are welcome to register for a hub location.

What do I do with the trash bags and/or recycling that was collected?

If possible, take your trash and recyclables to the nearest Drop-Off Station. Free vouchers will be provided upon request.

If you cannot transport your collected trash and recyclables, schedule a pick-up with our collection crews. First, place all bagged trash and recycling together in as few piles as possible. Then, contact the Customer Call Center at 817-392-1234 or email 

You can also use the MyFW App and submit a pickup request direct from your mobile phone. Please provide specific location details of your trash pile (street names, block numbers, landmarks, etc). Photos can be uploaded and are helpful to our collection crews so that no bags or items are missed.   

Important Contact Information

 Keep Fort Worth Beautiful - for general event or volunteer inquiries

  • Phone: 817-392-2046
  • Email:

 Customer Call Center - to schedule a trash pick-up

  • Phone: 817-392-1234
  • Email:

 MyFW App - to request trash pick-up

Download the MyFW App from:

MyFW App instruction sheet(PDF, 2MB)

Post Event Wrap-Up

After the event, be sure to:

  1. Take the bags and/or recycling to one of the four Drop-Off Stations.
  2. Report your amazing results!

If you are unable to haul your bags, contact the Customer Call Center at 817-392-1234 to schedule a pickup or submit a request from your phone using the MyFW App. Be sure to have the following information ready:

  • Exact location of your bags (address or cross street, ex: "3600 Sansom Park Dr.", "Buck Sansom Park", "Corner of 35th and Macie")
  • Description of the location (ex: "5 bags located between two trees on north side of the main parking lot")
  • Photos are helpful when submitting through MyFW App.  

Due to the limited availability of crews, reported bags may not be picked up until March 26 or 27. Please take your bags to the Drop-Off Stations, if at all possible. 

You can also take your bags to dispose of them with your normal garbage collection but must follow standard residential garbage/recycling guidelines.

If you do not receive an email to report your results after the event, report them on the Post Event Wrap-Up Form. One form per group. 

2024 Partners

Thank you to our partners!

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Earth Party lunch generously provided by Bassham Foods.