Up2U Galveston - Free Trash Bag Program

Have you seen our wooden boxes on the sand with free trash bags inside? The bags are for your taking!

Please, take a free trash bag and fill it up before leaving the beach today. We encourage you to throw the trash away in a blue barrel and keep the bag for a second use.

As stewards of the environment, the Park Board would like to encourage everyone who steps foot on the sand to be conscious of the impact they leave behind.

A yellow mesh trash bag full of litter

Up2U Clean Rivers and Beaches Litter Prevention Campaign

For this reason, the Nueces River Authority's Up2U Litter Prevention Campaign was brought to the beaches of Galveston in the form of free trash bags for the public to use. The Up2U Clean Rivers and Beaches Litter Prevention Campaign was created by the Nueces River Authority in 2004 to advocate for personal responsibility for environmental protection.

Find out more about the history of the Up2U Litter Prevention Campaign!

The Park Board has constructed 3 separate distribution boxes across the island as a pilot project to gauge the reaction of beachgoers. 

Where can you find an Up2U Galveston box?

  • 61st Street Access Point 

Where will the next boxes go?

  • East Beach Park

  • Access Point 29 

Thank you to Galveston Island Beach Patrol and the Je'Sani Smith Foundation for the donation of additional trash bags for our Up2U Galveston boxes.