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Garland Trash-Off Event Set for April 13

It’s time for Garland residents to roll up their sleeves and get down and dirty with Keep Garland Beautiful (KGB) from 8:30 to 11 a.m. April 13 for the Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off.

“KGB sponsors the annual spring citywide cleanup to pick up litter on roadways, waterways, vacant lots, parks and neighborhoods,” said Betty Roberts, president of the KGB board of directors. “We are looking for individuals, church and scouts groups, school and civic organizations, and homeowner teams to collect litter around the city and attend the volunteer picnic. Prizes will be awarded for the most unusual item collected and most litter collected by a group.”

Register at KeepGarlandBeautiful.org. KGB will furnish trash bags, gloves and litter tongs for volunteers. The volunteer recognition picnic will begin at 11 a.m. at Granger Recreation Center Annex, 1310 W. Ave. F.

Sponsors of the 2013 Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off are Keep Garland Beautiful, Garland Environmental Waste Services, Garland Stormwater Management and Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup.