The Campaign

For over thirty years, the Don’t mess with Texas campaign (along with a lot of our very famous friends) has taught Texans the real cost of littering. Whether the message appears on a billboard, TV, or a screen, we’re proud of our advertising and the impact it has had on helping reduce litter in Texas.

VR Experience

To help our important litter-prevention message come to life, the iconic Don’t mess with Texas® brand introduced an immersive virtual reality experience at events across the state.

Ad Archive

We don’t want to name drop, but over the years we’ve forged award-winning collaborations with Texas crooners, actors, and athletes. Check out our past videos featuring Texas celebrities ranging from Stevie Ray Vaughn to Willie Nelson to Matthew McConaughey.

See some of our favorites from the last 30 years!

Cans Across Texas

What’s red, white, and blue and can be found all over Texas? Our iconic Don’t mess with Texas trashcans! They’re almost as prevalent as bluebonnets and can be found in your favorite spots statewide. Explore the Don’t mess with Texas Can Map and pick your favorite barrel.


Share in over 30 years of tradition while reaching thousands of Texans through advertising, consumer outreach, and media relations. Learn more about being a partner of Don’t mess with Texas.