Have you run across a pile of trash like this recently? Volunteers got after issues like this over the weekend, on a quest to clean up East Texas.

One of the local efforts was organized by Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful Bright as part of the Don’t Mess with Texas Trash- Off Saturday, and it was the state’s largest one-day litter cleanup event.

Girl Scout groups and church groups, plus some ambitious individuals picked up hundreds of pounds of trash in Nacogdoches County.

And more than 600 volunteers from Keep Texas Beautiful, Texas Department of Transportation and Adopt-a-Highway picked up trash on highways in Lufkin District’s nine-county area.

Now, they say the trick is keeping the highways, city streets, and ditches clean in Lufkin and Nac!

Maybe you didn’t have the chance to get out and pick up trash on Saturday, but we can all chip in by waiting til we get home to throw away the cheeseburger wrappers. Don’t toss them out the window. And please properly dispose of the Barbie Doll busts too.

Thanks volunteers!