Metro Public Works’ Littering Is Wrong Too Contest


Lightning 100, Team Green Adventures, and Metro Public Works’ Littering Is Wrong Too campaign came up with an idea to really push home the importance of keeping Nashville Clean, and now it’s turning into a pretty big deal! Mayor Karl Dean has issued an official proclimation to make this week Litter Free Nashville Week. Listen on Lightning 100 (WRLT 100.1 FM) all week long for littering facts, chances to win $100 Visa gift cards, and sample jingles from the Public Works’ Littering Is Wrong Too Jingle Contest! It all kicks off with an interview from the Mayor during our Morning show @ 9:30am Monday!

Metropolitan Nashville Department of Public Works and Lightning 100 encourage you to take action this week, and make a difference! To find resources for organizing your own cleanup event, or to get supplies donated to the cause, contact Metro Nashville Public Works at (615) 862-8418.

When: November 4-8th, 2013
Where: Nashville, TN
(… and all surrounding Greater Nashville areas, and surrounding counties!)
Cost: This is a free city-wide initiative. Let’s get started!

Trip Leader: YOU!

Difficulty: It’s easy to pick up litter as you pass by it! It’s also easy to win $100 (details below)!
Registration Deadline: Registration not required, but you can show support on Litter Free Nasvhille Week Facebook event page.


When you are driving
Don’t throw trash out the window
Or we will find you

Write a haiku, post a Litter Free Caption Photo, or Retweet some pretty outstanding Litter Facts… and you could win a $100 Visa Gift Cards, compliments of Waste Management and Metro Public Works’Littering Is Wrong Too campaign! Individuals can enter in all three contesting opportunities, but is only eligible to win one. Check out the details below:

Team Green Twitter: @TeamGreenAdvntr

  • Post a photo of a recent cleanup (your own, or snag one from Team Green’s website) with a caption, tag @TeamGreenAdvntr, and #L100Litter Free.
  • Contesting ends 11/8 at 3pm.
  • Team Green will select the best photo/caption combination
  • Winner will receive a $100 Visa Gift Card.

Lightning 100 Twitter: @Lightning100

  • Lightning 100 will Tweet Littering Facts throughout the week. Tweets will be posted each morning from 10-Noon.
  • Retweet with #L100LitterFree.
  • Random selection for a winner, from database of people who Retweeted, for $100 Visa Gift Card.
  • Contesting ends 11/8 @ 3pm

Lightning 100 Facebook: fb/WRLTLightning100

  • Write a Haiku about keeping Nashville Litter Free throughout the week, and #L100LitterFree
  • 5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables
  • The best Haiku posted by the end of the week wins a $100 Visa Gift Card.
  • Contest will be posted on’s VIP Contest page and home page
  • Contesting ends 11/8 @ 3pm.


Cheering for the Red Wings at a Preds game is wrong. Really wrong. So is singing out of tune, and not supporting Local Music!

Littering is wrong too, yet some people still do it. Keep America Beautiful has launched a new campaign to get people talking about littering, and Nashville Public Works is bringing the campaign to Music City. The campaign is funded by a grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation in partnership with Keep American Beautiful. Metro Beautification and Environment Commission will conduct a campaign effectiveness evaluation late this year. We hope you will join us in spreading the word that littering is just plain wrong!

How wrong is it ? Here’s some stats about littering to get your blood boiling and inspire you to help spread the word about just how wrong littering is.

  • $11,000,000. Yes, you read those zeros right. That’s $11 million tax payer dollars our state spends picking up the trash Tennesseans throw down on the ground.
  • 12,000,000 miles are driven each year picking up litter in our state. Think about all the gas that is needed to fuel trucks for litter pick up.
  • 18% of all littered items end up in our streams and waterways as pollution. That means litter in our state travels to other states and eventually ends up in the ocean.

Want to get more involved in the campaign? Help spread the word, and pick up some litter as you pass it by. Join us in celebrating Litter Free Nashville Week!

1 Comment

One Response to “Metro Public Works’ Littering Is Wrong Too Contest”

  1. Corey Leiter says:

    To have a good time,
    atmosphere must reign supreme.
    Litter kills good vibes.