- Reducing cigarette litter
- Reducing plastic bag litter
- Improving litter law enforcement
- Eliminating dumping illegally
- Reducing roadside litter through responsible covering of vehicle loads.
A 12-year-old boy who lives in the town of Big Stone Gap was surprised to learn that his area of Southwest Virginia has nowhere to recycle glass.
They work with communities and agencies to cleanup illegal dump sites along the rivers in central Virginia.
Grant funds will be used to purchase sturdy outdoor cigarette receptacles and create signage to provide information about properly disposing of cigarette litter, and explain the hazards that cigarette litter poses to the environment.
Grant funds will be used to purchase cleanup supplies and a dumpster rental. They anticipate that thousands of pounds of unsightly and dangerous trash will be removed from the waterways – not only for beautification, but to restore the habitat of both land and sea life.
Their project, Sustainable Seniors, will add small recycling bins to all senior apartments on campus, and larger recycling bins for transporting the recyclables for processing.
They will use grant funds to purchase cigarette ash receptacles and post signage to encourage proper disposal of cigarette litter.
Keep Suffolk Beautiful is implementing an innovative Library Lending Program for checking out cleanup kits!