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

Waste Reduction


  • 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
Virginia is not an Ashtray!

Did you know that cigarette butts are litter too? 23% of people thought cigarettes were litter and 79% thought they were bio-degradable.

How green is your school? KVB
How green is your school?

Keep Virginia Beautiful evaluates Virginia schools for their green initiatives. How Green is your school? KVB went looking for answers!

Clean Valley Council WINS $1,000 for Recycling!

bags are one of the top sources of litter in the greater Roanoke Valley which includes the City of Roanoke, County of Roanoke, Town of Vinton, and the City of Salem. In recent months, the Clean Valley Council (CVC) was asked to step in and help solve the plastic bag litter issue…

Manassas Teams with 1 By Youth in $1K Win

The City of Manassas and 1 By Youth are partnering up to revitalize the Point of Wood Neighborhood. With the help of over 1500 volunteers they intend to use the grant to create a huge 3 acre sustainable community garden for the residents of Point of Woods.

Waste Watchers of Eastern Shore WINS $1K Grant!

Waste Watchers (WW) will establish a creative Plastic Bag Reducing/Recycling/Reusing Campaign through the use of signs in grocery store parking lots to remind shoppers to bring their own bags each time they shop.

Galax High School WINS $1,000 Grant from KVB

Galax High National Honor Society has been awarded a $1,000 grant in the Plastic Bag Recycling Category. Galax High School National Honor Society will install plastic bag recycling containers at each grocery store in Galax city proper and one at Galax HS for community members to recycle their plastic bags.

No Green in Her Day

My great grandmother didn’t have a green movement in her day. She didn’t need one. KVB reflects on why grandparents don’t recycle.