All Texans have a part to play in preserving our exceptional quality of life.

Take Care of Texas is a statewide campaign from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality that provides helpful information on Texas’ successes in environmental protection and encourages all Texans to help keep our air and water clean, conserve water and energy, reduce waste, and save a little money in the process!

Thank you for doing your part to Take Care of Texas. And, remember—Texas has clean air, rivers, lakes, and bays, so get outdoors and enjoy them!

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4 Things to Know About Household Hazardous Waste

What exactly is Household Hazardous Waste? Read on to find out and what to do with it. ...

Recycling Day Projects Made Easy

Celebrate Texas Recycling Day with these easy project ideas. ...

Black Friday Electronics Recycling

America’s biggest shopping day is right around the corner....

GIRL SCOUTS AND BOY SCOUTS CAN EARN A "TAKE CARE OF TEXAS" AWARD

The Take Care of Texas badge award recognizes those who are doing their part for the environment. ...

Demystifying Plastic Recycling

Learn how to read the symbols to know if, and how, you can recycle your plastic waste. ...

Reduce Waste While Cooking for the Holidays

Create less waste and keep water clean with this holiday cooking tips. ...

Green Halloween Tips

Infographic with tips for creating less waste this Halloween, plus a week-long contest to win a $100 gift card from H-E-B. ...

Prep Your Irrigation System for Winter

Cooler temperatures mean hauling the sweaters out of closet and raking leaves around the yard....

Simple Ways to Take Care of Texas

How Texans Are Doing Their Part

I use a rain barrel to collect rainwater for watering my outdoor plants; its better for the plants and easier on my water bill. Sometimes I even use the rainwater to wash my dog!

- CYNTHIA R. RICHARDSON

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