Verona Elementary School has been awarded a 30 in Thirty grant of $500 in the Recycling category.
Since 2011, Keep Virginia Beautiful has provided over $110,000 in 30 in Thirty grants 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. Government, non-profit, civic and service organizations in Virginia were invited to apply for grants for $500 to $1,000 telling how they are addressing these pressing issues: Litter Prevention, Recycling, Cigarette Litter Prevention, and Community Beautification.
Verona Elementary School began a recycling program as a way to reduce waste while educating young students about the importance of recycling. Students will collect and bag recyclable paper, then take it to the local recycling center every Friday. They’ll expand their program by creating promotional posters and boxes for other recyclables, such as aluminum, plastic, glass and cardboard. Their goal is to reduce waste from elementary school, while teaching kids about the importance of recycling at a young age. Funds awarded by Keep Virginia Beautiful will be used to purchase large rollout bins for each of the seven buildings at the school.