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Keep Columbus Beautiful 2024


Columbus city leaders help to kick off the 2024 Columbus Trash Off Event urging all citizens to join in the annual citywide clean-up campaign. 


Trash Off Days are just a part of the bigger Keep Columbus Beautiful campaign held in conjunction with Keep Texas Beautiful and Great American Clean-Up campaigns.   


Spring clean-up activities of Keep Columbus Beautiful run from March 1 - May 31, 2024. Individuals, students, organizations, church groups...all are welcome to volunteer during this 2-month period.


All volunteers should track their hours and report them to their organization so that Columbus shows its spirit by reporting the projects and related volunteer hours to the state and national campaigns.  

Keep Columbus Beautiful Volunteer Opportunities

Activities you may choose to participate in include: 

  • Litter pick up and removal in parks, roadsides, highways, ditches, etc.

  • Mowing a vacant lot

  • Helping a neighbor with a yard or home beautification project

  • Planting tree(s) or flowers

  • Cleaning up a garden (like at our workdays for the Square plant pots and pocket gardens)

  • Painting a fence

  • Demolition of old houses and buildings

  • If it makes Columbus more beautiful, it counts!

Local citizens as individuals or as part of a various organizations' service projects clean-up and beautify the Columbus community. Various organizations schedule special days to make cleaning up easier...remember to keep track of your efforts collecting the items and disposing of them, then report your hours to ensure Columbus gets credit:

  • Trash Off Volunteer Registration - Saturday, April 6, 2024, come by to pick up supplies including and orange vest and grabber as well as gve us your information so we can contact you at the end of May to gather the hours you contributed! The volunteer hours get reported to state and national programs and sometimes Columbus wins awards and recognition for how awesome our citizens and town are!

  • Columbus Chamber of Commerce Free Shred-It Day, April 6, 2024 - accepted items include paper files including confidential information, computer media such as hard drives and disks, medical records including x-rays, credit cards, etc. 

  • Trash Off Days with City Maintenance Yard Large Item Disposal, Wednesday, April 3 thru Saturday, April 6, 2024 (weekdays 8a-12p and 1p-5p, Sat 8a-12p) - Bring the following to 1427-B Montezuma Street:  washers, dryers, recliners, mattresses, tree limbs, fencing materials, lumber, household appliances, bicycles, exercise equipment, and more. Refrigerators and freezers will be accepted only if a technician has removed the freon.  Hazardous items are NOT accepted including pesticides, chemicals, paint, tires, batteries, televisions, computers, poisons and pharmaceuticals. Citizens are urged to properly store these items until the next hazardous collection day.

  • Columbus Free Curbside Limb-Chipping Week, April 8 - 12, 2024: Schedule free curbside chipping during the week by calling City offices at 979-732-2366

To volunteer and report your service projects and hours, call or text the Columbus Garden Club at 979-733-4343.

About Keep Columbus Beautiful 

Organized by Columbus Garden Club since 2007, the club partners with the City of Columbus and Columbus Community Industrial Development Corp. to bring Keep Columbus Beautiful to the community. Their combined goal is to urge citizens to take pride in Columbus and work together to create "a better Columbus".

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