Trash for Cash Program Now Underway

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The Trash for Cash program has officially opened with the first cleanup of the year held Saturday, April 13th, 2013. The program will run through October 31st, 2013 or until the required 158 miles are completed.

The Trash for Cash Program is funded by a litter abatement grant through the City of Hopkinsville. The mission of this program is to attract public environmental awareness, reduce littering, and create a unique sense of pride in our City. This program is designed for Non-Profit groups such as: schools, churches and civic groups and community organizations.

Other Organizations and Businesses may qualify if they participate by donating their Trash for Cash cleanup proceeds to their favorite NON – PROFIT ORGANIZATION. This is a great opportunity to help a Non-Profit Organization reach their goal and provide a great service to your community on the importance of a litter free city.

Ms. Charles stated “I hope everyone will take this opportunity to be responsible and be aware of the senseless littering that is done in our community.  We can all help by volunteering our time, refrain from throwing items from our cars, keep a trash bag in the car at all times and educate our children on the dangers that litter can cause. We strive for a clean, safe and healthy environment and wish this for our children and future generations. Let’s make this happen as a Community Who Cares!”

Registration Packets may be picked up and returned to the Hopkinsville Public Works Complex located at 705 North Main Street between the hours of 8:00-4:00 PM – Monday thru Friday. The PAL Coordinator will then contact the group to set a cleanup date. Tax identification numbers for all non profit groups are required in order to participate in the Trash for Cash program. Groups may continue to pickup packet forms to schedule a cleanup date through October or until required miles are completed.

Contact Robin Charles at 270-348-5881 or by email at to schedule a day you would like to participate. Trash bags, gloves and safety vests are available for groups.

For every mile of city streets cleaned $75.00 will be awarded. There is no limit on how many times a group can participate in the program. Each cleanup will require a new packet to be filled out. The Trash for Cash goal is to reach 158 miles of city cleaned streets. Sign up soon to insure a cleanup date.


Join US and Let’s “PICK IT UP”!