2017 Hutto's Big Event
History of Hutto's Annual Trash Off
The first official Don't Mess With Texas Trash Off was held in Hutto, Texas in 2006. The event was overseen by the City of Hutto Parks and Recreation Department.
Up through 2014, the Annual Trash Off and the Annual Junk Round Up were held as separate events -- both organized by the City of Hutto Parks and Recreation Department and the Keep Hutto Beautiful Commission.
Thanks to the Hutto Chamber of Commerce Leadership Hutto Class of 2014, the two annual events were combined into one day of cleanup and beautification. The event was known as Hutto's Big Event from 2015-2017.
Just as the Hutto Community is growing, this annual event has grown as well! The Keep Hutto Beautiful Foundation officially took over the organization and administration duties in July 2017. With more people moving to the area and more people volunteering each year, they and the Planning Committee felt a name change would help the people in Hutto understand what the annual trash off and junk round up is all about. The community became part of the process with a RENAME THE EVENT contest! 36 submissions later, the Planning Committee determined that the new name of the annual event would be GREAT HUTTO CLEANUP!
The 2017 event (held April 8th) had 229 volunteers come out for the day of service. 880 pounds of litter were picked up in the parks and neighborhoods. The junk round up collected 20,200 pounds of solid waste, 2.82 tons of metal, and 80 cubic yards of brush.
The 2017 winner of the Golden Hippo Traveling Trophy was Hutto Parke Neighborhood!
The 2017 event could not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. Special thanks to: Al Clawson Disposal Inc, City of Hutto, Waste Management, Hutto ISD, Hutto Rotary Club, R Bank, Hutto Lions Club, Whataburger, Tex Mix, Hutto Realty, Kanga Roof, Baked N Sconed, Beau’s Specialty Meats and Deli, Lowe’s, Home Depot, Keep Hutto Beautiful Foundation, Hutto Chamber of Commerce, and Keep Texas Beautiful.