Jackson River Enterprises is a non-profit recycling organization that employs individuals with disabilities. Each year they recycle about 1.7 million pounds of goods in the Alleghany Highlands. There are two recycling events, offered at no charge, that area residents and business look forward each year. Large boxes are provided for individuals to drop off used electronics, which are kept out of area landfills by transporting them to a recycling facility. Funds provided by Keep Virginia Beautiful from this 30 in Thirty grant will be used for supplies, transporting fees, promotion, and other expenses involved in the two E-cycle events. Jackson River Enterprises in Covington has been awarded a grant of $750 in the Recycling category.
Government, non-profit, civic and service organizations in Virginia were invited to apply for 30 in Thirty grants for $500 to $1,000 telling how they are addressing these pressing issues: Litter Prevention, Recycling, Cigarette Litter Prevention, and Community Beautification. Since 2011, Keep Virginia Beautiful has provided over $110,000 to 140 organizations throughout the state. This year, for the first time, we are awarding 45 grants because of the generosity of our partners at Altria, Keep America Beautiful, WestRock Foundation and Trex.