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MDOT to hold annual Trash Bash events

MDOT to hold annual Trash Bash events

Below is a press release from the Mississippi Department of Transportation:

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will hold its annual Trash Bash events from March 17 – May 12, 2022.

MDOT in partnership with Keep Mississippi Beautiful holds Trash Bash events statewide as part of the national Great American Cleanup campaign. Trash Bash is MDOT’s longest running event, and has been in existence since 1989.

Trash Bash draws the public’s attention to the negative impact of roadway litter by allowing MDOT employees to step away from their normal duties for one day to pick up litter from highly visible areas. MDOT employees hope to set a good example by participating in this community event.

“MDOT spends nearly four million dollars annually picking up litter,” said MDOT Executive Director Brad White. “Please make sure you dispose of your trash properly to keep Mississippi’s highways and interstates litter-free.”

This year’s Jackson Trash Bash will be held on Thursday, March 24. Volunteers will be picking up litter on State Route 25 in Rankin County.

Listed below are other Trash Bash events that will be held in various MDOT districts around the state.

District 1 – Lee County – April 28

District 2 – Panola County – May 12

District 3 – Yazoo County – March 17

District 5 – Newton County – April 7

District 6 – Harrison County -April 7

District 7 – McComb – April 5