Keep Carter County Beautiful hosts litter cleanups as part of Nobody Trashes Tennessee’s No Trash November
Community invited to participate on Oct. 30, Nov. 6, 13; statewide initiative aims to remove 20,000 pounds of litter from roadways
ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. – Oct. 25, 2021 – Keep Carter County Beautiful is partnering with Tennessee Department of Transportation’s (TDOT) Nobody Trashes Tennessee in their No Trash November campaign, a month-long statewide initiative encouraging Tennesseans to participate in cleanup events in their communities.
“As we approach the holidays and increased travel, we want to ensure our roadways are safe from the harmful effects of litter,” said TDOT Commissioner Clay Bright. “Whether intentional or unintentional, litter on our public roads impacts safety, the environment and the economy, while also detracting from the state’s natural beauty. We are grateful for our many partners across the state that are coming together in November to help us in our mission to prevent and reduce litter.”
In partnership with Keep Tennessee Beautiful (KTnB) and Adopt-A-Highway groups, residents are invited to join the public events being held across the state. “We are rallying our local Keep America Beautiful affiliates to participate in the first ever No Trash November campaign to help reach the goal to remove 20,000 pounds of litter from our roads,” said Missy Marshall, executive director, Keep Tennessee Beautiful. “All year long, KTnB affiliates work hard to improve and beautify their communities and we know that when we come together, we can make an even bigger impact.”
Keep Carter County Beautiful is seeking volunteers for three upcoming cleanups. “We have several opportunities for folks to join us in our efforts to remove harmful litter from our community,” said Ed Jordan, director, Keep Carter County Beautiful. “We’ll be removing approximately 100 tires from the bank of the Watauga river and cleaning up along Blevins road in Elizabethton on Oct. 30. Along Milligan HWY, on Nov. 6 we’re cleaning up our adopted road while we Trashercise, and Nov. 13 is our Ripshin Mountain road community cleanup.”
Cleanup events are Oct. 30, 9 a.m. at Blevins Boat Ramp, Blevins Rd., Elizabethton, TN 37643 (see map)., Nov. 6, 10 a.m. at 1840 Milligan HWY, Elizabethton, TN 37601 (see map), and Nov. 13, 10 a.m. at 2198 Ripshin Mt. Road, Roan Mountain, TN 37687 (see map).
All safety gear and cleanup supplies will be provided. Residents interested in participating in the cleanup may contact email@example.com or call 423.342.5161. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/keepcartercountybeautiful and https://kccbtn.org.
To learn about additional events occurring throughout the state, visit https://nobodytrashestennessee.com/no-trash-november. Campaign tools and resources including a cleanup location map and a trash tracker measuring pounds collected are also available online.
All residents are encouraged to show their support for a litter-free Tennessee by using the #NobodyTrashesTennessee and #NoTrashNovember hashtags in social media to highlight their litter prevention actions throughout the month. For additional ways to participate in No Trash November, visit: 5 Ways to Participate in No Trash November.
About Nobody Trashes Tennessee
Nobody Trashes Tennessee (NTT) is the State of Tennessee’s official litter prevention campaign managed by Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT). 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). Join the conversation at https://www.facebook.com/nobodytrashesTN, https://www.instagram.com/nobodytrashestn and https://twitter.com/NobodyTrashesTN.
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