Don’t Mess with Texas Trash Off April 23, 2016 9:00-12:00

Don’t mess with Texas evolved from an extensive public education program conducted by the Texas Highway Commission. For thirty years, Don’t mess with Texas has encouraged Texans to keep trash off our roads.

Keep Carrollton Beautiful is participating by holding an event on Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the parking lot at Newman Smith High School (2335 N. Josey Lane).  We will provide “pickers” and trash bags for you or your group to collect trash in an area of your choice.

In addition, we will be collecting recyclable items to keep trash out of the landfills.

The items we are set to collect:

Yarn – collecting for the Senior Center members who knit hats and mittens for nearby hospitals

Light Bulbs  – don’t let these go to landfill

Electronics – all electronics and batteries will be collected and recycled – TVs smaller than 21 inches, only.

Would your group like to collect something that our citizens have…….let us know and we will set up a table for you to collect…

PAPER SHRED-A-THON – 9:00am to 12:00 noon

The Rotary Club of Carrollton-Farmers Branch will host a Drive-Up Shred-A-Thon fundraiser Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 9 am-12noon in the Newman Smith High School front parking lot at 2335 N. Josey. Avoid identity theft and paper jams by bringing old bills, tax returns, statements and personal documents to be professionally shredded. Staples and paper clips are okay.

Suggested donations for shredding are $10 for the first box and $5 for other boxes. Cash and credit cards accepted.

Proceeds support community service projects and grants of the CFB Rotary Club. For more information, visit

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Keep Carrollton Beautiful’s Adopt-A-Spot program provides local businesses, civic organizations and other groups the opportunity to make an impact on the cleanliness and appearance of our community. By accepting the responsibility and leadership of the adopted “spot”, the group is not only increasing awareness of litter issues and the impact of beautification efforts, but is also publicly demonstrating a positive behavior of local pride and ownership of Carrollton.

All across the country, similar litter reduction campaigns have been implemented and proven to be very successful. Some of the advantages gained are: reducing the cost of litter removal, advertising and team building, instilling community pride and awareness, beautifying, and allowing City maintenance crews to perform other needed tasks.

Adopt-A-Spot is a voluntary program to involve citizens in maintaining and beautifying Carrollton. Anyone may participate by volunteering to Adopt-A-Spot in Carrollton and pledging to maintain it for one year or longer. Any “spot” (with the exception of medians) within the city limits not currently maintained, may be adopted, with special attention to those places that appear neglected.

Follow these steps to Adopt-Your-Spot:

Select a spot appropriate to the capabilities and size of your group, either we can provide a location or where you see the greatest need or close to your physical location.
Maintain your “spot” for a minimum commitment of one year; cleaning it at least once a quarter with one cleanup date falling on the Great American Cleanup of that year
Submit periodic photos of your group with your sign to reflect your group maintaining the “spot”.

Email with your contact information and desired location.

We look forward to joining with you to make Carrollton litter free.