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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Free Environmental Compliance Assistance a Phone Call Away

Learn how your small business or local government can receive free environmental compliance assistance. ...

The State of Recycling in Texas

The big question I’m hearing a lot right now is: “What is going on with recycling?” (in the face of ...

Food Waste and What to Do About It

Here's how you can help reduce food waste during the holidays. ...

Holiday Lights Tips

Create less landfill waste and save energy while decorating your home or business for the holidays. ...

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....


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

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!


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