Each year, in conjunction with the State of Oklahoma, with the help of the City of Poteau, hosts a Community Wide Trash Off.
The Community Wide Trash Off Event is a volunteer event in which participants gather and then disperse through out the City of Poteau to pick up trash and litter.
This is a great event for any organization or business to get involved in.
Along with the Trash Off Day, the education committee visits with the local 4th grade elementary students to discuss litter and its prevention. 4th Grade students are asked to create a poster that will help inform others of picking up their trash and "keeping Poteau a beautiful place." The top 10 posters are selected with the Top 5 winners receiving a gift card from Wal-Mart.