The Missouri Department of Transportation is once more turning its attention to cleaning up trash on the state’s roadsides. “No MOre Trash! Bash” is an annual outreach that encourages all Missourians to pitch in and clean up during the month of April. With assistance from the state’s citizens, MoDOT hopes to curb the cost of litter control and clear the roads of trash and debris before the start of the mowing season. In 2022, MoDOT spent $7.7 million to remove litter from 385,000 acres right away along nearly 34,000 state highway miles. Additional litter pickup contracts in Kansas City and St. Louis are expected to bring those costs to upwards of $9 million in 2023. MoDOT will provide trash bags and safety vests to anyone who volunteers to take part in the No MOre Trash! Bash. Regionally, events will be announced to encourage community groups, clubs or individuals to join in on the litter pickup. To learn more about how you can participate, visit www.modot.org/adopt-highway or call 1-888-275-6636.

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