MDOT to conduct annual Trash Bash events

Published 2:00 pm Wednesday, March 23, 2022

The Mississippi Department of Transportation will conduct its annual Trash Bash events through May 12, 2022.

MDOT, in partnership with Keep Mississippi Beautiful, conducts 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.

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“MDOT spends nearly $4 million 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.”

The first event was in Yazoo County on March 17 and the next will be on State Route 25 in Rankin County March 24. Other events will take place on the following dates at these locations:

April 5 — McComb (MDOT District 7)

April 7 — Newton County (MDOT District 5)

April 7 — Harrison County (MDOT District 6)

April 28 — Lee County (MDOT District 1)

May 12 — Panola County (MDOT District 2)

For more information about these or other MDOT maintenance and construction projects, visit