The City of Lexington has been awarded a 30 in Thirty Grant of $750.00 in the Recycling category. The City’s current rate if residential participation in recycling is about 25-30 percent. They would like to raise that rate to a consistent forty percent. This past year, the City distributed new recycling containers to launch a recycling campaign. They would like to continue the recycling efforts with an educational outreach initiative. Grant funds from Keep Virginia Beautiful will allow them to visit schools, hold events in public spaces, send direct mailers, and design and disseminate educational materials throughout the community. The City believes the focus and interaction with the public will boost recycling rates.
Government, non-profit, civic and service organizations in Virginia were invited to apply for grants for $500 to $1,000 describing how they plan to tackle an environmental concern in their community regarding Litter Prevention, Recycling, Cigarette Litter Prevention, or Community Beautification. Since 2011, Keep Virginia Beautiful has provided over $178,000 to fund 230 environmental projects and programs all across the Commonwealth, due to the generosity this year of our partners at Altria and Keep America Beautiful.