- 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
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.
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.