Clean Fairfax has been awarded a 30 in Thirty Grant of $1,000 in the Cigarette Litter Prevention category. Clean Fairfax is planning a pilot program that educates county residents and workers on cigarette litter prevention. The goal is to decrease cigarette litter by 50% in one year. They aim to encourage the public to dispose of their cigarette butts properly, and educate everyone on the negative impacts cigarette butt littering has on the environment. Funds provided by the 30 in Thirty Grant from Keep Virginia Beautiful will be used to purchase cigarette ashbin receptacles. The program will include installation of the cigarette receptacles in key locations.
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.