STEER Members Help Keep South Texas Roads Clean

STEER South Texas Trash Clean Up Article May 2018 Featured
STEER South Texas Trash Clean Up Article May 2018 Featured

Members of the South Texas Energy and Economic Roundtable (STEER) are working to help keep the roads of Karnes and DeWitt counties clean.

STEER members ConocoPhillips, EOG Resources, Marathon Oil and Pioneer Natural Resources have partnered on an initiative to remove trash from state highways and county roads throughout Karnes and DeWitt counties.

STEER is committed to keeping South Texas clean, and I commend our members that have stepped up to pick up litter on our state highways and county roads. While I am proud of the effort that we have made, it’s vital for all South Texans to refrain from placing garbage in the bed of our trucks and throwing thrash out of car windows.

Much of the garbage collected by the crew includes tires, fast-food bags, and cups, drink cans and bottles. To date, the trash collection program has collected more than 310,000 pounds of garbage since its inception in 2013. Sadly, the total trash collected in 2017 includes the busiest month since the program’s inception. In September 2017, the crew gathered more than 20,000 pounds due to debris left behind as a result of Hurricane Harvey.


Man with garbage sack isolated on white

Year: 2017

Total Pounds: 80,165.37

Year: 2016

Total Pounds: 69,014.00

Year: 2015

Total Pounds: 72,641.00

Year: 2014

Total Pounds: 69,061.00

Year: 2013

Total Pounds: 20,871.00 (includes 4 months only)


ABOUT STEER The South Texas Energy and Economic Roundtable (STEER) is the leading Eagle Ford Shale resource in the region, and is the primary coordinator for communication and public advocacy surrounding the oil and natural gas industry in South Texas. STEER serves as the bridge connecting the industry with legislature, educational institutions and the communities throughout South Texas to ensure positive collaboration and communication surrounding the activities associated with the Eagle Ford Shale. For more information about STEER, visit


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