News Releases

Want the scoop on all things Nobody Trashes Tennessee? Check out our news archives below to see how we work hard to keep Tennessee clean. Here, you will find stories and articles about our efforts in the ongoing fight against litter, from new programs and cleanup efforts to shoutouts to our amazing volunteers.

The two councils join Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee to offer the new Nobody Trashes Tennessee patch Girl Scout Troops offered multiple ways to earn patches including participating in a community cleanup or by completing litter prevention educational resources NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Feb. 6, 2024 – Tennessee Department of Transportation’s (TDOT) Nobody Trashes Tennessee litter prevention campaign […] Read More

Initiative exceeded goal by more than 36,000 pounds 2,201 volunteers from 37 counties participated in 154 cleanups across the state NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Dec. 12, 2023 – More than 86,000 pounds of litter was removed from communities throughout Tennessee as part of the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s (TDOT) 3rd Annual No Trash November, a month-long initiative […] Read More

Nobody Trashes Tennessee’s statewide initiative engages partners across the state to keep roadways clean and safe Keep Tennessee Beautiful affiliates, TDOT Grantees, Girl Scout and Boy Scout Troops encouraged to host cleanups Link to 2022 No Trash November images: https://spaces.hightail.com/space/AyobqrG6qe NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nov. 1, 2023 – Tennessee Department of Transportation’s (TDOT) Nobody Trashes Tennessee announces its […] Read More

Approximately 50 student athletes, coaches and staff to volunteer on June 29 MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Middle Tennessee State University is teaming up with Nobody Trashes Tennessee, Tennessee Department of Transportation’s official litter prevention campaign, for 629 day and help clean up the Stones River Greenway. “Our student-athletes, coaches and staff are proud to be part […] Read More

Litter on Tennessee roadways decreased 12% since 2016; More than 88 million pieces of litter exists on the state’s public roads NASHVILLE, Tenn. – May 15, 2023 – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) and Keep Tennessee Beautiful (KTNB) today released data from its 2022 Tennessee Statewide Litter Study (2022 Study). Engineering firm Burns & […] Read More

Approximately 100 student-athletes to volunteer on April 19 MEMPHIS, Tenn. – April 17, 2023 – Memphis Athletics and the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s (TDOT) Nobody Trashes Tennessee litter prevention campaign are joining forces for the annual Blue & Gray Cleanup Day. Held on April 19 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., the community cleanup includes coaches, […] Read More

Cleanups to be held in Gallatin, Hendersonville, Goodlettsville, Portland, Westmoreland and White House HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. – March 14, 2023 – Sumner County Health Committee and Tennessee Department of Transportation’s (TDOT) Nobody Trashes Tennessee are partnering with community organizations throughout Sumner County on a March 25 countywide cleanup. In its second year, organizations, city officials and […] Read More

Conservationist is on a mission to ensure state’s natural resources are thriving for future generations NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Feb. 1, 2023 – Country music star Chris Janson is on a mission to help keep Tennessee beautiful for generations to come. In addition to earning a reputation as one of country music’s most energetic live performers, […] Read More

More than 1,300 volunteers participated in 95 cleanups NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Dec. 13, 2022 – More than 1,300 volunteers across the state removed more than 48,000 pounds of litter in their communities as part of the second annual No Trash November, a month-long initiative created to ensure Tennessee roadways are safe from the harmful effects […] Read More

November 15 event postponed to November 29 due to weather concerns KNOXVILLE – The University of Tennessee is teaming up with the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s (TDOT) Nobody Trashes Tennessee on November 15 as part of No Trash November, a month-long statewide initiative encouraging Tennesseans to participate in cleanup events in their communities. This event […] Read More