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Posted on: October 2, 2018

[ARCHIVED] La Marque Fall Sweep Citywide Beautification and Cleanup November 3

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Rain or shine event scheduled by Keep La Marque Beautiful Commission

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


About the City of La Marque: The City of La Marque is strategically situated in Galveston County, 15 miles south of Houston and four miles north of Galveston Island. La Marque is the second-fastest-growing city in the County with an estimated population of 16,000, an area of 14.25 square miles and boasting 14.3 miles of I-45 frontage—more than any other city in Galveston County. Citizens enjoy easy, breezy coastal living, abundant housing options and the security of a hurricane protection levee system. La Marque is a sportsman’s paradise and offers access to world-class medical, travel and entertainment options. Citizens and visitors enjoy Bayou Fest, an early fall concert series and BBQ Cook Off offering free family fun; Magical Winter Lights, a 52-day holiday lantern festival; and Crawfish Bash, an annual crawfish cook off that earned a Guinness World Record in 2017. For business, La Marque offers prime I-45 frontage, creative incentives, an abundance of commercial property, a budding downtown revitalization and build-to-suit opportunities. La Marque is the Gateway to the Gulf and the Hub of the Mainland. Discover the possibilities at­­­

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