‘Tarp Your Load’: Giveaway to be held during Jackson’s Community Clean-up Day

JACKSON, Tenn. — The City of Jackson’s Keep Jackson Beautiful Committee will hold a giveaway in conjunction with the Health and Sanitation Department’s “Community Clean-up Day” coming this Saturday.

The clean-up day aims to curb illegal dumping in the city by allowing disposal of items like mattresses, furniture and tires.

The first 75 Jackson residents with trucks and trailers who attend the event will receive a free 8×10 tarp.

“It is very important that people who are hauling items in the back of their trucks and trailers have proper means to secure their loads. State law dictates that vehicles hauling debris or any other items be reasonably covered with a tarp to keep from littering and creating driving hazards on our roadways,” said Robin Chance, City of Jackson, TN Recycling Coordinator. “This is a wonderful event to educate residents and provide them with a resource to aid them in compliance and helping to reduce potential hazards.”

The clean-up day will be held at two locations in the city: Muse Park and the Jackson Fairgrounds. The tarps will be distributed to the first 75 trucks with trailers per the two sites. Commercial business are not eligible.

The giveaway is sponsored by Keep Tennessee Beautiful and the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

“Keeping our city beautiful takes personal responsibility and this tarp giveaway is one of the many steps we can take to help make that possible,” said Mayor Scott Conger. “I’m excited that Keep Tennessee Beautiful and TDoT are willing to provide these tarps during our clean-up day to combat illegal dumping.”

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