AUSTIN, Texas — The most recent of the Texas General Land Office’s thrice-yearly beach cleanups has cleared more than 40 tons of trash from 55 miles of Texas coastal beaches.

The Land Office says more than 5,000 volunteers last weekend showed up at 13 spots along the Texas coastline. The number of cleanup locations was fewer than usual because of damage from Hurricane Harvey.

Among the more interesting items retrieved by volunteers included a golf club head, a toilet, toilet seats, shotgun shells and a truck radiator. The most common trash is cigarette butts, beer cans and plastic bags.

The volunteer effort has been held now for 31 years.

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