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May 28, 2024

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No Trash November Returns this Month

Last year’s campaign included 95 events with over 1,300 volunteers who collected more than 48,000 pounds of litter from the state’s roadways.

Tennessee Department of Transportation’s (TDOT) Nobody Trashes Tennessee has announced its third annual No Trash November, a month-long statewide initiative encouraging Tennesseans to participate in cleanup events in their communities.

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

In partnership with Keep Tennessee Beautiful (KTnB), Adopt-A-Highway participants and youth groups including Girls Scouts and Boy Scouts, the initiative encourages residents to join existing public events or host their own community cleanup in November.

“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, transportation program coordinator, TDOT. “By working together to improve and beautify communities across the state, we can make an even larger impact.”

In addition to KTnB affiliate 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 that are 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 For additional ways to participate in No Trash November, visit: 5 Ways to Participate in No Trash November.


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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.