The County of Shenandoah has been awarded a 30 in Thirty Grant of $1,000 in the Recycling category. Shenandoah County in Edinburg discovered last year that a third of county residents lack access to recycling receptacles in their homes and would recycle more if receptacles were available. The 30 in Thirty Grant funds provided by Keep Virginia Beautiful will help the county purchase receptacles and distribute them to 150 households at a 75% discount. They expect a decrease in the amount of trash buried in the county landfill by increasing the amount of recyclable materials that would have otherwise been deposited. Their goal is to see an increase of about 300 tons per year in recyclable materials diverted from the landfill.
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.