Mon, 01/18/2021 - 7:00am to 7:00pm

Have you heard about the 5 gallon challenge?

If you love being outdoors on Indiana public lands, you can help keep those spaces healthy and beautiful by picking up trash. Take on the 5 gallon challenge by bringing an empty 5 gallon bucket and filling it with trash when you’re out. You can do this anywhere!


Don’t have a bucket or feel like dealing with the trash? At Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area (FWA), you can borrow a bucket and use DNR dumpsters to dispose of the trash during office hours. We are proud to support this citizen-led effort to make Indiana a great place to spend time outside. Every bucket counts.

Share your good work on the 5 gallon challenge Facebook page and use these hashtags: #bucketINtrashOUT #5gallonchallenge

Want to learn more about how to take the 5 gallon challenge at Atterbury FWA? Visit under “Activities.”

Find a property to visit on Jan. 18 at If you post a picture, tag the Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife and use #bucketINtrashOUT to share your good work.

Jan. 18 National Day of Service: Your small act of kindness helps keep public lands and waterways healthy and beautiful.