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More than 40 tons of trash cleared from Texas beachesMore than 40 tons of trash cleared from Texas beacheshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=179192017-09-29T05:00:00Z2017-09-29T16:00:00Z

​​​​AUSTIN – ​​The results for last Saturday's 31st annual Fall Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup by the Texas General Land Office are in.

Despite fewer cleanup sites than usual due to damage from Hurricane Harvey, 5,046 volunteers showed up at 13 locations to remove 80,528 pounds of trash from 55 miles of Texas coastline.

Cameron County, which includes South Padre Island and Boca Chica, boasted the largest number of volunteers (2,442) and the largest amount of trash collected (29,210 lbs.).​

Next was Galveston County with 1,557 volunteers and 24,872 lbs. of trash.

Among the more unusual findings reported this year: a tricycle seat, toilet, toilet seat, toilet brush, golf club head, car bumper, television, and a truck radiator.

Since 1986, more than 517,000 Adopt-A-Beach volunteers have cleaned more than 9,500 tons of trash from Texas beaches.

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