Missouri’s annual No MOre Trash! Bash returns April 1
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KFVS) - Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDot) will hold its annual No MOre Trash! Bash during the month of April.
The No MOre Trash! Bash is an annual outreach of MoDOT’s year-round litter control efforts.
During the statewide anti-litter event, volunteers are encouraged to clean up litter adjacent to highways to help beautify Missouri.
It has been held every spring since 2004 except for 2020 when COVID-19 forced the cancellation of the event out of safety concerns.
Additional COVID-19 restrictions limited the use of nearly 240 work release prisoners and required social distancing for field operations engaged in litter control performed by MoDOT staff.
These factors have contributed to a marked increase in trash along Missouri’s highways.
“Keeping Missouri’s highways clean is a shared responsibility between MoDOT, those who use our roadways and many of the volunteers who help every year to make a difference in how this great state looks to the travelling public,” said Becky Allmeroth, chief safety and operations officer. “The Trash Bash is a great opportunity for students, civic groups and those looking to receive community service credit while they beautify their community. Over the years, our volunteers have made this program a success.”
This year’s No MOre Trash! Bash kickoff will include virtual events with Adopt-A-Highway volunteers, students and community groups interested in participating in roadside trash pickup.
Trash bags and safety vests will be provided to groups engaged in litter pickup.
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