No Trash November engages partners across the state to keep roadways clean and safe

TDOT’s Nobody Trashes Tennessee Statewide initiative removed more than 46,000 pounds of litter in 2021

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nov. 1, 2022 – Tennessee Department of Transportation’s (TDOT) 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 more than 1,000 volunteers who collected more than 47,000 pounds of litter from the state’s roadways.

“We want to ensure our roadways are safe from the harmful 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 (KTnB) and 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, transportation program supervisor, TDOT. “By working together, we can make an even larger impact as we strive to prevent and reduce roadside litter in Tennessee.”

Besides KTnB 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. Individuals, groups and organizations interested in the free program may visit the Adopt-A-Highway map to view available 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.

All residents are encouraged to show their support for a litter-free Tennessee by using the #NobodyTrashesTennessee and #NoTrashNovember hashtags in social media and to highlight their litter prevention actions throughout the month. For additional ways to participate in No Trash November, visit: You Can Participate in No Trash November in 5 Easy Steps.

About Nobody Trashes Tennessee
Nobody Trashes Tennessee (NTT) is the State of Tennessee’s official litter prevention campaign managed by Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT). Visit nobodytrashestennessee.com to learn more about TDOT’s Adopt-A-Highway program and additional ways to get involved in helping to prevent and reduce litter through personal actions, community events, and reporting littering incidents through the Tennessee Litter Hotline (1-877-8LITTER). Join the conversation at facebook.com/nobodytrashesTN, instagram.com/nobodytrashestn and twitter.com/NobodyTrashesTN.

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