The Newport News Recycling Office has been awarded a 30 in Thirty Grant of $750 in the Recycling category. The Newport News Recycling Office plans to expand their “Loan a Bin” program for public and private events and festivals. The goal is to increase the number of recycling bins available for event planners. Partners include Newport News Master Gardeners, Christopher Newport University, Langley Credit Union, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, and others. By engaging individuals to recycle more of the right things the right way, especially at events, it reduces the amount of trash sent to landfills. Additional “Recycle Away Event Containers” will be purchased with 30 in Thirty funds awarded by Keep Virginia Beautiful.
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. 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.