Cumberland County Litter Prevention and Education will host a “No-Trash November” clean-up event beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, along Peavine Rd. in Fairfield Glade.
“This is a new campaign launched by the Tennessee Department of Transportation to get all counties involved in litter pick-ups before the holidays,” said Carrie Smith of Cumberland County Litter Prevention and Education. “What a wonderful way to clean up our county before we have family and tourist[s] traveling through our area.”
The public is welcome to participate.
Call Smith at 931-335-1636 for more information.
The third annual Tennessee Department of Transportation’s third annual No-Trash November is a month-long statewide initiative encouraging Tennesseans to participate in cleanup events in their communities.
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.
“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 Gov. 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, 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, TDOT transportation program coordinator,. “By working together to improve and beautify communities across the state, we can make an even larger impact.”
Existing Adopt-A-Highway groups are invited to participate in No-Trash November by conducting one of their four litter cleanups on their designated 2 miles of roadway during the month.
Individuals, groups and organizations interested in the free program may visit the Adopt-A-Highway map to view available routes in their community.
Visit nobodytrashestennessee.com to learn more about TDOT’s Adopt-A-Highway program and additional ways to get involved in helping to prevent and reduce litter through personal actions, community events and reporting littering incidents through the Tennessee Litter Hotline (1-877-8LITTER).