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Posted on: November 1, 2018

[ARCHIVED] La Marque Fall Sweep Citywide Cleanup Event RAIN OR SHINE This Saturday. Volunteers needed.

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Keep La Marque Beautiful Commission invites all citizens of La Marque, local business, organizations and civic groups to participate in La Marque Fall Sweep from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, November 3, 2018, for a citywide cleanup and beautification event. Citizens will be able to drop off bulk trash for free at La Marque City Hall, as well as participate in a free shredding day. Groups are encouraged to identify specific beautification projects and volunteers are invited to participate.  


STEP 1: Grab a recent La Marque utility bill and photo ID - both are required to participate in the Fall Sweep.
STEP 2: Deliver trash to City Hall & come prepared to unload.

Dumpsters will be set up at City Hall parking lot, 1111 Bayou Road.

Acceptable items include tree limbs, yard debris, grass clippings, old appliances with CFCs removed, old furniture, carpeting cut into four-foot bundles, wood, metal, plastic and flooring.

Bricks or cement will not be accepted.

Construction debris from contractors will not be accepted.

STEP 3: Understand no hazardous waste will be accepted. Pesticides, household chemicals, sharps, electronic waste, batteries, fluorescent lamps, automotive waste products (including oil), paints, thinners, and dozens of other items that don’t belong with your recyclables, regular curbside waste pickup or at the Fall Sweep event.


Keep La Marque Beautiful Commission (KLMB) has identified several city streets that could use some extra TLC and commissioners invite all local volunteer groups to join the cleanup efforts on November 3, 2018. Currently, City beautification projects are planned by La Marque Cemetery Board, La Marque Garden Club, La Marque Kiwanis and La Marque Parks Board and The Back Porch Events Center off Walnut Street.

“We invite all church groups, local organizations and corporate partners to join us in cleaning the city during the 2018 La Marque Fall Sweep,” said Commission Chairman Joe Compian.  “We’d like to have groups pledge for Cedar Drive, Bayou Road, Texas Avenue, Autry Road and sections of FM 1764, each city park and known dumping areas in La Marque. A few hours of volunteerism will go a long way in Keeping La Marque Beautiful.”

Volunteers will meet at City Hall and be provided with materials including gloves, trash bags and bug spray. A contest for most bags of trash collected is planned. Lunch will be provided. To volunteer, contact Colleen Merritt at 409-938-9255.

Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) is a network of dedicated Texans working together to make our state the best place to live, work and play. Keep La Marque Beautiful Commission is an official affiliate of KTB. Join us the second Wednesday of each month in Council Chambers to get involved. Last year alone, more than 34,000 volunteers, collected 1.5 million pounds of waste and recyclables, and cleaned nearly 4,000 miles of Texas roadway. Take pride in the fact that you are part of making our great state beautiful. Keep La Marque Beautiful!

For information on the difference between bulk and hazardous trash, contact 800-800-5804. For general La Marque Fall Sweep information, contact Colleen Merritt at or call 409-938-9255. To volunteer, contact a Keep La Marque Beautiful Commissioner or La Marque City Councilwoman Casey McAuliffe at

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