To engage and unite Virginians to improve our natural and scenic environment.

Waste Reduction

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  • Establishing more convenient and responsible recycling and disposal options for electronics and household hazardous waste
  • Improving options for recycling organic waste such as yard trimmings and food scraps
  • Promoting the reduction of construction and demolition waste
DEQ Wins 30 in Thirty

The Activities Committee has participated in river cleanup efforts with the DCR since 2000.

Habitat for Humanity Wins 30 in Thirty

Every year Habitat for Humanity of Winchester-Frederick-Clarke has a neighborhood revitalization day to cleanup a specific neighborhood. This year they are bringing new life to the event by adding “plogging,” which is picking up litter while jogging.

A 30 in Thirty for the City of Lexington

The City’s current residential recycling rate is about 25-30 percent. They would like to raise that rate to a consistent forty percent.

Kiptopeke State Park Wins 30 in Thirty

Grant funds provided by Keep Virginia Beautiful will be used to purchase weather-resistant cigarette butt receptacles and informational signage in six targeted areas.

Petersburg Battlefields Foundation Wins 30 in Thirty

They were concerned about pollutants in the waterways and on the grounds of the historic landscape from fishing lines and pet waste.

Augusta Garden Club Rakes in 30 in Thirty

Their “This is Litter too!” project aims to advance cigarette litter prevention in the Historic District by providing cigarette butt receptacles and public education.

Big Stone Gap Wins 30 in Thirty

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.