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Great job Austin Bank!

Volunteers with Austin Bank weeded in front of Brown Elementary as part of KWB’s Adopt-a-Spot program. Great job Austin Bank!

2017 Keep Whitehouse Beautiful “Don’t Mess With Texas Trash Off” another annual Success!

The roadways in the Whitehouse area are cleaner now thanks to 176 participants of the annual “Don’t Mess With Texas Trash Off” and “Great American Clean Up”, organized by Keep Whitehouse Beautiful.  A total of 276 trash bags of debris were collected this year.  Once again, many unusual items were picked up. Items ranged from car bumpers to credit cards and with the most unusual item being a pineapple!  All this trash totaled some 5,800 lbs.

Participating teams make all the difference!  Teams participating from the community included:  WHS Key Club, WHS National Honor Society, WJHS Builders Club, Yarbrough Lane and County Road 15 neighborhoods, Boy Scout Troops 248 and 359, Pollard UMC, Proforma Horizon Total Source and Smith Co. Sheriff’s Office & Trustees.  Also, participants from Adopt-a-Hwy and Adopt-a-Road groups:  Southside Bank, Whitehouse Church of God in Christ, Whitehouse United Methodist Church, UT Student Chemistry ACS, First Ladies Drill Team at Whitehouse HS, Mt Carmel Baptist Church and Church Under the Bridge Tyler.   New participant this year:  WHS “Say What Program” picked up over 700 butts in just 45 minutes and marked each location with red flags at City Park and along FM 346.


Keep Whitehouse Beautiful offers special thanks to our sponsors and business friends who are listed elsewhere on this page and provide in kind or monetary donations for the Trash Off and other projects and events KWB leads throughout the year. In addition, coupons from Burger King, Dairy Queen and McDonalds were also distributed. The Chick-Fil-A mascot cow was a big hit greeting the volunteers.


You can make a difference in keeping Whitehouse beautiful! You can continue the spirit of the Trash Off every day by keeping litter off our roadways!  You can form a TXDOT Adopt-A-Hwy group.  Also, please take advantage of Republic’s curbside recycling within Whitehouse City limits.  Additionally, you can become a member of Keep Whitehouse Beautiful by emailing us at  Please like us on Facebook or visit our website


Who keeps Whitehouse beautiful?  You do!!

Some of the most unusual items found at this year’s Don’t Mess With Texas Trash Off

From pineapples to car mufflers, KWB’s Great Texas Trash Off finds some really unusual items along our roads!!

KWB completes road surveys for 2017 Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off!

KWB completes road surveys of 40 miles of Whitehouse area roads. This sight along Lilly road is sadly all to common. Come join us in the 2017 Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off!

Keep Whitehouse Beautiful invites you to be a part of the largest one day clean-up event across America, the annual:
“Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off”
Event times: 8:00 a.m.–12:00 Noon on Saturday, April 8, 2017
Volunteers across America will be removing litter from our roadways and parks. Each year Whitehouse area churches, businesses, community leaders, neighborhoods, concerned citizens, scouts, and student groups, assist in the removal of thousands of pounds of litter and debris.
Meet us at the Whitehouse City Park on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.
All participants get breakfast in the morning and pizza after the pick-up.
A group photo of all the volunteers will be at 8:30 a.m., and all teams on the road by 9:00 a.m.
First 300 volunteers will receive a Trash-Off t-shirt!
Register today! Individual or team walk-ins that day are welcome. Join in the fight against litter and make a difference in your community! For additional information, contact Dorothy LaFlure, DMWTTO Chairperson, at

Complete & return by mail to KWB, PO Box 882, Whitehouse, TX 75791 or email

Boy Scout Troop 359 helps with the Adopt a Highway Program!

Boy Scout Troop 359 helped with the Adopt a Highway Program Saturday.They had 8 boys and 3 leaders and collected 20 bags of trash including large items like a car bumper! They helped their Troop Sponsor, Whitehouse United Methodist Church, police it’s 2 mile stretch of 346 that is part of the TXDOT Adopt a Hwy Program and is sponsored locally by KWB. It is amazing and sad how much trash is thrown along our roadways in just a few months since the last cleanup effort. We wish we could say we found no trash! Great Work Scouts! You are learning how to be great citizens!

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