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Old 04-29-2011, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Jackson, TN
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According to 2011 American State Litter Scorecard, Tennessee ranks 33rd.

TN performs better than its neighboring states of AL (46th), AR (36th), GA (42nd), KY (50th), and MS (47th).

Only MO (19th), NC (10th), and VA (22nd) perform better than TN.

Although TN does not share its border with SC, SC ranks 28th.

Do you agree or disagree with TN's ranking or the rankings of surrounding states? Here are my opinions below:

To me, I disagree because TN seems much cleaner. I don't understand how both Carolinas rank better than TN.

Also, MS should rank better because most of MS is clean based on my travel throughout the state.

KY does seem dirty except for the Bluegrass region.

I have always thought that AL was much cleaner than AR so is GA outside Atlanta.

Both MO and VA seem clean to me so that's about right.
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Old 05-01-2011, 11:07 AM
 
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Having lived in both Carolinas I think they are cleaner than Tennessee, where we now reside.

In the summer I hate it when TDOT or the county mows along the side of the road. All it does is spread the trash people throw out of cars.

We have lived a lot of places and believe that Tennessee is the worst for litter. Want to see clean........go to Vermont.

Just an opinion............and worth every bit of what you paid to hear it.
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Old 05-01-2011, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Jackson, TN
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Having lived in both Carolinas I think they are cleaner than Tennessee, where we now reside.

In the summer I hate it when TDOT or the county mows along the side of the road. All it does is spread the trash people throw out of cars.

We have lived a lot of places and believe that Tennessee is the worst for litter. Want to see clean........go to Vermont.

Just an opinion............and worth every bit of what you paid to hear it.
That's interesting. At least, TN is cleaner than its neighboring states to the south.

I ought to travel more out of the South. I've been to the Midwest and the West Coast once but I haven't visit the Northeast yet.
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Old 05-01-2011, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
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The New England states are very clean. I thought Florida was filthy but it's a big state and I've only seen some of it. Around my area in Tennessee it is pretty clean. I've found the restrooms in Georgia's rest areas to be the most disgusting restrooms I have ever seen.
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Old 05-04-2011, 12:36 AM
 
Location: Jackson, TN
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The New England states are very clean. I thought Florida was filthy but it's a big state and I've only seen some of it. Around my area in Tennessee it is pretty clean. I've found the restrooms in Georgia's rest areas to be the most disgusting restrooms I have ever seen.
I agree that East TN looks cleaner than the rest of the state.

Really? I thought Oklahoma's rest areas were the most disgusting while Illinois has the biggest, newest ones plus they are very clean.
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Old 05-08-2011, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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Wow, it's been a while since I've visited other southern states, but it's disheartening that they're worse than TN. Lately I've been noticing how much trash there is all over the place. Walking along the shore line of Percy Priest Lake in the winter is especially shocking. It's like walking along the edge of a city dump!
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Old 05-09-2011, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
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In other words the scorecard had nothing to do with whether the state had a lot of litter on the side of its roads.

"State Public Corruption Convictions per Population Proportion?" "Environmental Responsibility Reputation of State Governor?"

Looks like everything but.

Oh, and "litter taxation." Sorry, but we are 47th in the country in tax burden. Don't look for litter taxation.

Here's a news flash. The sides of our roads are clean. At least where I live they are. And we don't need more taxes or some list to tell people that. Folks move here because the state is beautiful, taxes are low, the people are not rude and we don't have tons of people from other countries that treat the outdoors like their personal trash receptacle. Go to Florida for that.

This is a glaring example of why I hate lists.
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Old 05-13-2011, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Whiteville Tennessee
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In other words the scorecard had nothing to do with whether the state had a lot of litter on the side of its roads.

"State Public Corruption Convictions per Population Proportion?" "Environmental Responsibility Reputation of State Governor?"

Looks like everything but.

Oh, and "litter taxation." Sorry, but we are 47th in the country in tax burden. Don't look for litter taxation.

Here's a news flash. The sides of our roads are clean. At least where I live they are. And we don't need more taxes or some list to tell people that. Folks move here because the state is beautiful, taxes are low, the people are not rude and we don't have tons of people from other countries that treat the outdoors like their personal trash receptacle. Go to Florida for that.

This is a glaring example of why I hate lists.
Litter is a problem here in west Tennessee. Especially on the rural back roads. But it doesnt stay there very long. Jail trustees pick it up regularly and in exchange they get to use the $$ from the aluminum cans they pick up for canteen.
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Old 05-18-2011, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Loudon, TN
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Disagree STRONGLY with this rating. It rates California as the second best in the whole country??? I've lived here in CA all my life and we have some of the WORST litter anywhere. We were so pleased with the parts of Tenn we visited (Eastern Tenn, Knoxville, Gatlinburg, Chattanooga) in terms of roadside cleanliness. They are ranking Oregon eighth below California?? Oregon is spotless compared to CA. Doesn't make sense.
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Old 05-18-2011, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
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Disagree STRONGLY with this rating. It rates California as the second best in the whole country??? I've lived here in CA all my life and we have some of the WORST litter anywhere. We were so pleased with the parts of Tenn we visited (Eastern Tenn, Knoxville, Gatlinburg, Chattanooga) in terms of roadside cleanliness. They are ranking Oregon eighth below California?? Oregon is spotless compared to CA. Doesn't make sense.
It makes sense when you realize what he uses for criteria; nothing that's actually based on litter.
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