Cowtown Great American Cleanup

Saturday, March 23, 2024, 8-11 a.m. Registration now open!

The Cowtown Great American Cleanup is our largest annual litter cleanup and beautification event of the year. In 2023, Cowtown Cleanup volunteers removed over 174,000 pounds of trash from our city!

Join Keep Fort Worth Beautiful for the 39th Annual Cowtown Great American Cleanup in 2024 and work with thousands of volunteers across the city. Schools, churches, businesses, families and individuals are all welcome to join!  

Earth Party: Volunteers are invited to join KFWB from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Sycamore Park (2400 E. Vickery Blvd., Fort Worth, 76104) immediately following the Cowtown Cleanup! Celebrate with a free hot dog lunch, entertainment, the Trashion Fashion Show, pet adoptions, exhibitors, and volunteer appreciation! 

Register now!

Quick, easy steps for a successful cleanup!

Join the fun in cleaning up Fort Worth; it's easy and free to participate!

Before the event:

Step 1. Mark your calendar for March 23 – you can participate by yourself or organize a group.

Step 2. Choose to pick up litter at one of our pre-selected hub sites or choose any public site you want to clean up.

Step 3. Register as an individual, a family or a group.

Step 4. Pick up your free t-shirts and cleanup supplies on Thursday, March 21 or Friday, March 22. Supply distribution and location details will be provided to you as we get closer to the event.

On the day of the event:

Step 5. Pick up litter on March 23.

Can’t pick up on March 23, but want to participate? Email us at KFWB@FortWorthTexas.gov.

After the event:

Step 6. Take the bags to one of the four Drop-Off Stations or schedule a pickup.

Step 7. Report your amazing results with an easy, online form. One form per group.

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 currently in its 39th year and 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 an average of 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 also provided to the first 4,500 registrants. 

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 1234@fortworthtexas.gov. 

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: KFWB@fortworthtexas.gov

 Customer Call Center - to schedule a trash pick-up

  • Phone: 817-392-1234
  • Email: 1234@fortworthtexas.gov

 MyFW App - to request trash pick-up

Download the MyFW App from:

MyFW App instruction sheet(PDF, 794KB)

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.

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Earth Party 2024 Information

After the cleanup, volunteers are invited to join Keep Fort Worth Beautiful at the volunteer celebration - Earth Party

Celebrate with a complimentary hot dog lunch, free music and entertainment, pet adoptions, exhibitors, and the annual Trashion Fashion Show.

Time:  Immediately after Cowtown Great American Cleanup, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location:  Sycamore Park, 2400 E. Vickery Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76104 - Click here to view map(PNG, 922KB).

Trashion Fashion Show

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Trash + Fashion = Trashion!

2024 Trashion Fashion Contest

Keep Fort Worth Beautiful encourages using less stuff: reduce, reuse and recycle! Submit photos and enter to win.

1) Create your clothing or accessory.

Show off your creativity! Create clothing or accessories using reclaimed, reused or discarded material.

2) Send photos to KFWB@fortworthtexas.gov.

Take a picture of your finished product and submit it via email. You can showcase your design by wearing it, asking friends or family to wear it, or just taking a picture of it.

3) Win prizes with option to model.

Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. Additional honorable mentions will be awarded for most re-used material, most creative, and the most varied materials. Following the cleanup, all Trashion Fashion participants are invited to the 2024 Earth Party to work the catwalk and show off their designs! 

To enter:

  1. Entry is free.
  2. Contest is open to everyone in the community.
  3. Make your creation by yourself or with a team of up to five people.
  4. Entries must be at least 50% trash or recyclable material.
  5. Submit photos to KFWB@fortworthtexas.gov.
  6. Be sure to include names of the designers, the model, and the title of the outfit.

Entries must be submitted by Wednesday, March 20, 2024. 

Help us promote this message! Download the Trashion Fashion Contest information sheet(PDF, 1MB) and share it with family, friends, schools or anyone that may be interested.

Questions or concerns? Contact KFWB@fortworthtexas.gov for full Trashion Fashion Show details.

Hub Locations

Volunteers are welcome to register for one of the following hub locations. Get details about each hub below.

Hub Overview

Hub Locations:

  1. Northwest Community Park
  2. Buck Sansom Park
  3. Marion Sansom Park

 

  1. Panther Island Beach/Pavilion
  2. Carter Park
  3. McCart Ave.
 Drop-Off Stations:
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Hub 1:
Northwest Community Park

8375 Blue Mound Rd., 76131
Nearest DOS Station:
Hillshire DOS
301 Hillshire Dr., 76052
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Hub 2:
Buck Sansom Park

3600 Sansom Park Dr., 76106
Nearest DOS Station:
Brennan DOS
2400 Brennan Ave., 76106
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Hub 3:
Marion Sansom Park

2501 Roberts Cut Off Rd, 76114
Nearest DOS Station:
Brennan DOS
2400 Brennan Ave., 76106
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Hub 4:
Panther Island Beach/Pavilion

395 Purcey St., 76102
Nearest DOS Station:
Brennan DOS
2400 Brennan Ave., 76106

Optional Rental Information:

Kayak rentals will be available through Trinity Coalition Paddlesports.

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Hub 5:
Carter Park

4351 Carter Park Dr., 76115
Nearest DOS:
Old Hemphill DOS
6260 Old Hemphill Rd., 76134

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Hub 6:
McCart Ave.

6101 McCart Ave., 76133
Nearest DOS:
Old Hemphill DOS
6260 Old Hemphill Rd., 76134

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