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: Cities and counties throughout the state […] Read More

It’s easy to organize a litter cleanup in your community. There are so many ways that Tennessee citizens can help make a difference in reducing the amount of litter on our roadways and organizing litter cleanups in the community really helps. See which of these three ideas will work for you and your community.  Adopt-A-Highway […] 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 many ways you can reduce litter this holiday season.  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, the amount of trash produced in the United […] Read More

Everyone in America Should Live in a Beautiful Community. That’s the theme of the Keep America Beautiful 2020 National Litter Study released earlier this year.  The study found that there are an estimated 50 billion pieces of litter on America’s roads. That’s 152 pieces for every American. And while litter is down 54 percent since […] Read More

Here’s what we know and what you can do about it. It might seem obvious that litter on the roadways ends up in our waterways, but when you break down the process of how litter travels around our state, it’s pretty shocking. There are an estimated 100 million pieces of litter on the state’s roadways […] Read More

Nobody Trashes Tennessee is the State of Tennessee’s litter prevention campaign, managed by the Tennessee Department of Transportation. NTT was developed by TDOT to educate Tennesseans about the state’s litter problem, encourage proper waste disposal behavior and instill state pride. At any given time in our state, there are 100 million pieces of litter on […] Read More

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