Do you know what the most littered item is in Tennessee? According to the latest littering study by Keep America Beautiful, cigarette butts remain the most commonly littered item in the United States. They make up nearly 20% of all litter. The 2021 report estimates that over 9.7 billion cigarette butts, e-cigarettes, vape pens and […] Read More

From the mountains to rivers, lakes and highways, it’s hard to stumble on an area that hasn’t been impacted by the effects of litter. There is no doubt that littering is a significant problem and that it can impact our roadways, waterways and harm Tennessee plants and wildlife. For litterbugs in Tennessee, there are enormous […] Read More

There’s nothing like the smell of a real Christmas tree, and for a lot of us, it’s not Christmas without one. In fact, in the US, around 22 million Christmas trees are purchased every year (“Christmas Tree Purchases By The Numbers”). But what do you do with your tree once Christmas is over? Good news, […] Read More

Although recycling can help prevent waste from sitting in a local landfill, people often end up recycling items that are not recyclable due to their inability to break down, their level of toxicity or other potential issues. While you may be well-intentioned as a recycler, it is important to understand what waste can and cannot […] Read More

You may not realize it, but your holiday celebration this year might be creating more litter than you think. The good news is, there are a lot of ways you can make a difference and reduce litter this holiday season. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, the amount […] Read More

Thanksgiving is a time of reflection. A time to express gratitude and give thanks for our many blessings. Here in Tennessee, we have so many things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. Here’s our top four. Tennessee’s Natural Beauty Tennessee’s natural beauty is all around us and what an amazing resource for all our residents. […] Read More

Pollution is scarier than you think! In honor of Halloween, here are 10 spooky facts about litter you should know. 1. Cigarette Butts Take a LONG Time to Decompose Did you know that cigarette butts can take up to 10 years to decompose? They also release harmful toxins into the environment. 2. Waterway Trash Often […] Read More

Tires are a real problem when they’ve been abandoned along roadways, or even worse, when they’ve been dumped illegally. They are a type of litter frequently seen on Tennessee roadways and should be disposed of properly. The Keep America Beautiful (KAB) 2020 National Litter Study identified that tires and tire treads are among the country’s […] Read More

Finding your next volunteer opportunity just got easier with our Tennessee Cleanup Event Calendar. It’s easier than ever to search for a public cleanup and Join the Movement to end littering in Tennessee. Our success with No Trash November in 2021 – a statewide initiative to collect 25,000 pounds of litter and host 25 cleanup […] Read More

It’s time for spring cleaning around your house, in your yard and all over the state! We love a good spring cleanup! We also know that it can unintentionally add to litter on our roads and waterways.  Here are four things to help prevent litter caused by spring cleaning: Did You Know? Vehicle debris, tires […] Read More

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