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TDOT launches new litter prevention initiative called 'No Trash November'

JACKSON, TN (WNBJ) - The Tennessee Department of Transportation’s litter prevention campaign Nobody Trashes Tennessee has launched a new month-long initiative called No Trash November.

This statewide program is encouraging Tennesseans to participate in cleanup events in their communities. TDOT’s goal is to remove 20,000 pounds of litter from roadways this month.

The department commented on how much litter affects the volunteer state.

“At any given time in the state of Tennessee there are a hundred million pieces of litter on Tennessee’s roadways and TDOT spends 19 million annually cleaning up that litter. So, we hope through this statewide initiative it will bring awareness to Tennessee’s litter problem and we hope to encourage others to not litter in the state of Tennessee,” said Denise Baker, the Transportation Program Supervisor with Tennessee Department of Transportation.

Campaign tools and resources, including a cleanup location map and a trash tracker measuring pounds collected, are also available online. To find a local cleanup and to register your group, visit the campaign's website.

All residents are encouraged to show their support for a litter-free Tennessee by using the #NoTrashNovember Facebook profile frame and the #NobodyTrashesTennessee and #NoTrashNovember hashtags on social media to highlight their litter prevention actions throughout the month.

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