Tennessee DOT November Initiative to Remove Litter From Roadways

Nov. 2, 2023
This is the third installment of the month-long initiative

An initiative by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) called “No Trash November” aims to remove 50,000 pounds of litter from the state’s roadways.

The third installment of the month-long initiative encourages Tennesseans to participate in cleanup events in their communities.

Las year, the campaign included 95 events with more than 1,300 volunteers who collected more than 48,000 pounds of trash.

“Litter on our public roads is detrimental to safety, the environment, and the economy, while also detracting from Tennessee’s natural beauty,” said TDOT Commissioner Butch Eley to Wate News. “We want to ensure our roadways are safe from the harmful effects of litter, especially with the upcoming holidays and increased travel.”

Residents are encouraged to attend existing public clean up events or to host their own community cleanup events. The initiative also partners with Keep Tennessee Beautiful, and Adopt-A-Highway participants.

“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 and look forward to reaching our goal to remove 50,000 pounds of litter from our roadways,” said Brittany Morris, TDOT beautification office to Wate News. “By working together to improve and beautify communities across the state, we can make an even larger impact.”

A statewide calendar of events is available on TDOT’s Nobody Trashes Tennessee website. 


Source: Wate ABC 6 News