The Tennessee Department of Transportation’s Nobody Trashes Tennessee announces its second No Trash November, a month-long statewide initiative encouraging Tennesseans to participate in cleanup events in their communities.
Last year’s inaugural campaign included over 1,000 volunteers who collected over 47,000 pounds of litter from the state’s roadways, TDOT reports.
“We want to ensure our roadways are safe from the negative effects of litter, especially with the upcoming holidays and increased travel,” said TDOT Commissioner Butch Eley. “Whether intentional or unintentional, litter on our public roads impacts safety, the environment, and the economy, while also detracting from the state’s natural beauty.”
In partnership with Keep Tennessee Beautiful and TDOT’s Adopt-A-Highway groups, residents are invited to join the public events being held across the state.
“We are grateful for our many partners across the state that are once again coming together in November to help us in our mission to prevent and reduce litter,” said Denise Baker, of the TDOT Beautification Office. “By working together, we can make an even larger impact as we strive to prevent and reduce roadside litter in Tennessee.”
Besides Keep Tennessee Beautiful affiliates across the state, existing Adopt-A-Highway groups are also invited to participate in No Trash November by conducting one of their four litter cleanups on their designated two miles of roadway during the month. Anyone interested in the free program can visit the Adopt-A-Highway map to view routes in their community.
To find a local cleanup event and to register your group to participate in No Trash November, visit nobodytrashestennessee.com.
Campaign tools and resources including a cleanup location map and a trash tracker measuring pounds collected are also available online.