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 individuals from Gallatin, Hendersonville, Goodlettsville, Portland, Westmoreland and White House will cleanup sections of roadways and along creek and riverbanks.
“Last year was incredibly successful. More than 300 volunteers collected more than 12 tons of litter in Sumner County,” said Ashley Berry, Chair, Sumner County Health Committee. “This year we expect even greater participation. Individuals, civic clubs, school organizations, churches, youth groups, Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts, sports teams and additional groups are encouraged to volunteer.” Each city has a designated location for volunteer sign-in and distribution of trash bags, vests, and gloves. Register online at: https://healthysumner.com/sumner-county-spring-clean-up/. For more information contact Hal Hendricks at email@example.com or 615.206.1112.
“Everyone can play a role in keeping our communities clean and safe and we are thrilled to partner with Sumner County Health Committee again this year on what is certain to be a fantastic event,” said Denise Baker, transportation program supervisor, TDOT. “For those outside of Sumner County, we encourage them to visit our event calendar at nobodytrashestn.com to find a spring cleanup in their own community.”
All Tennesseans are encouraged to take personal responsibility for the litter in their communities. This may be through the simple act of picking up litter when you see it, taking a litter bag with you when walking, hiking, hunting, or fishing, and by learning what constitutes litter, and taking steps to avoid unintentional litter by securing trash in pickups and knowing that food waste such as apple cores are harmful to wildlife. Citizens may also participate in local cleanups or the no-cost Adopt-A-Highway program. Littering incidents may be reported through the Tennessee Litter Hotline (1-877-8LITTER). Learn more at NobodyTrashesTennessee.com and join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
About Sumner County Health Committee
The Sumner County Health Committee’s mission is to educate Sumner County residents of the link between a healthy lifestyle and a successful vibrant community. Bound together as one voice, members promote and provide resources while building strong networks within our communities. We strive to address the physical, mental, nutritional, and community concerns that are essential to a person’s quality of life.
About Nobody Trashes Tennessee
Nobody Trashes Tennessee (NTT) is the State of Tennessee’s official litter prevention campaign managed by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT). The campaign is rooted in research conducted by TDOT in 2016, including a “Visible Litter Study” that revealed that despite a drop of 53 percent in roadside trash between 2006 and 2016, there are still 88 million pieces of litter on the state’s roadways at any given time. TDOT spends more than $23 million annually on litter pickup and prevention, funded by revenue from a tax on soft drinks and malt beverages. Learn more about the state’s litter reduction and education efforts and how to get involved in your community at NobodyTrashesTennessee.com. Find a cleanup event near you by visiting the NTT event calendar. Two additional ways to get involved include the no-cost Adopt-A-Highway program and reporting littering incidents through the Tennessee Litter Hotline (1-877-8LITTER). Join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.