HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation’s (TDOT) Nobody Trashes Tennessee and the Sumner County Health Committee are partnering with communities on a countywide cleanup scheduled for March 25.
In its second year, organizations, city officials, and individuals from Gallatin, Hendersonville, Goodlettsville, Portland, Westmoreland, and White House will clean up sections of roadways and along creek and riverbanks.
“Last year was incredibly successful. More than 300 volunteers collected more than 12 tons of litter in Sumner County,” said Ashley Berry, Chair, Sumner County Health Committee. “This year we expect even greater participation. Individuals, civic clubs, school organizations, churches, youth groups, Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts, sports teams, and additional groups are encouraged to volunteer.” Each city has a designated location for volunteer sign-in and distribution of trash bags, vests, and gloves. Register online at: https://healthysumner.com/sumner-county-spring-clean-up/. For more information contact Hal Hendricks at [email protected] or 615.206.1112.
“Everyone can play a role in keeping our communities clean and safe and we are thrilled to partner with Sumner County Health Committee again this year on what is certain to be a fantastic event,” said Denise Baker, TDOT Beautification Office.” For those outside of Sumner County, we encourage them to visit our event calendar at nobodytrashestn.com to find a spring cleanup in their community.”
All Tennesseans are encouraged to take personal responsibility for the litter in their communities. This may be through the simple act of picking up litter when you see it, taking a litter bag with you when walking, hiking, hunting, or fishing, and by learning what constitutes litter, and taking steps to avoid unintentional litter by securing trash in pickups and knowing that food waste such as apple cores are harmful to wildlife. Citizens may also participate in local cleanups or the no-cost Adopt-A-Highway program. Littering incidents may be reported through the Tennessee Litter Hotline (1-877-8LITTER). Learn more at NobodyTrashesTennessee.com and join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.