Litter. Trash. Garbage. No matter what you call it, litter is bad for
Missouri. It poses health risks. It harms the environment. And it costs time and
money to clean up.
The Missouri Department of Conservation and MoDOT are inviting students from
grades K through 8 to participate in their annual trashcan decorating
competition. Students are asked to decorate and display a large trashcan with
the “No MOre Trash!” logo and a litter prevention message using a variety of
The school that submits the grand prize entry will receive $500 and a trophy,
while $100 prizes in each of the three categories also will be awarded. There is
no entry fee and participating classes simply need to submit an entry form and a
photo of the completed can. Entry forms and other details about the contest can
be found by visiting www.nomoretrash.org.
You CAN make a difference! Decorate a trashcan, and help remind Missourians
to be litter free.