- 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
The Activities Committee has participated in river cleanup efforts with the DCR since 2000.
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.
The City’s current residential recycling rate is about 25-30 percent. They would like to raise that rate to a consistent forty percent.
Grant funds provided by Keep Virginia Beautiful will be used to purchase weather-resistant cigarette butt receptacles and informational signage in six targeted areas.
They were concerned about pollutants in the waterways and on the grounds of the historic landscape from fishing lines and pet waste.
Their “This is Litter too!” project aims to advance cigarette litter prevention in the Historic District by providing cigarette butt receptacles and public education.
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.