THCRR, Inc. manages a comprehensive River Cleanup Program, that involves waste management, distribution of 75,000 UP2U river trash bags to river-goers, free dump sites for river trash, a supplemental contract cleaning crew, a volunteer river cleanup program, and litter education and awareness and advocacy.
We realize there are still places where litter accumulates, and in some instances we simply do not yet have a perfect solution due to geographical, land ownership, jurisdiction, waste management service availability and other access limitations.
We are constantly working on ways to address problem areas and expand this program.
In the meantime, if you would like to go pick up trash along the rivers, please tag us in your photos on social media!
THCRR provides 75,000 free UP2U Bags a year for local businesses and river-goers. We hope you will take these bags with you when you're out on the water and leave the river cleaner than you found it!
If you are a business owner and would like to supply these bags, please contact us at RiverCleanup@visituvaldecounty.com
Bags can be found at most local businesses and at the Uvalde County Visitor Center in Concan, and at the Minit Mart C-Stores in Uvalde.
Volunteer Group Cleanup
THCRR has managed a Volunteer Group Cleanup program which encourages groups to clean the rivers and awards the group $10/person per hour of cleaning to a charity of the groups' choice.
We are currently re-evaluating this program for 2020 due to Covid-19, but will be offering Sunday cleanups for groups with some modifications from previous years starting in July 2020.
THCRR contracts with KWS - Knox Waste Services to service yellow dumpsters so that the public has a free and accessible place to dispose of their trash from the river. If you see a yellow dumpster at a river crossing, kindly throw your river trash there!
Dumpsters are primarily located in Concan at river crossings, either on private or County property. Property owners with yellow dumpsters have agreed to allow public access for dumping of full yellow river trash bags.
THCRR continues to look for locations to add dumpsters to make disposal easy and accessible for river-goers. These dumpsters are not for household trash dumping. To do so will be considered trespassing.
Don't Trash Where You Splash
THCRR manages a litter awareness campaign to prevent litter in the rivers. Billboards, printed literature, media coverage, promotional and event marketing, social media, educational and advocacy efforts, etc..
Check out our Facebook Page!
zero tolerance for litter!