Missouri Trashcans Receiving Makeover

MoDOT is inviting Missouri grade school students to participate in decorating trashcans to help prevent the amount of litter in Missouri. The theme for this year is “yes you can make Missouri litter free”. Every school is allowed to have one trashcan per category entry. The categories include kindergarten through 2nd grade, 3rd through 5th grade, and 6th through 8th grade. Maintenance Director with MoDOT Natalie Roark says this is a fun and exciting time for the kids, and a lot of Missouri schools can participate.

Roark says the purpose is for kids to learn to not litter.

The winner receives 600 dollars and a trophy, they also get their trash can on display at the MODOT building on the state fairgrounds during the state fair in August.

200 Dollars is awarded to one entry in each category as well.