Spring Cleanup

For over 35 years local volunteers have removed over 7 million pounds of trash from County roadsides and illegal dump sites during the annual Spring Cleanup. In James City County April is "Litter Prevention Month."  Volunteers will give their time and energy to collect trash in areas where it would have otherwise polluted the environment.  

For more information on organizing litter cleanups throughout the year, contact the Environmental Coordinator at 757-259-5375 or email us for more information.
Clean County Commission

Annual Litter & Recycling Expo

Join us each fall for our annual America Recycles Day event. Visitors will enjoy displays, informational brochures, games, activities and giveaways showcasing all of the Clean County Commission programs. Commissioners will be on hand to answer questions about recycling in James City County and promote opportunities for assisting with local litter prevention efforts.
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A beautifully landscaped curb in James City County

Good Neighbor Environment Grant

Matching grant awards up to $500 are available each fall to neighborhood associations or committees. The purpose of this grant is to enhance the sense of community and sustainability of our neighborhoods through the development and accomplishment of an environmentally sustainable landscape beautification project. 

Download the Fall 2016 grant application:
For more information contact the Environmental Coordinator at 757-259-5375.

2015 Winners

  • Brandon Woods Garden Club
  • Berkeley's Green HOA
  • Governor's Land Association
  • Greensprings Community Association
  • Kingspoint HOA
  • Longhill Station HOA
  • New Town HOA
  • Page Landing HOA
  • Powhatan Crossing HOA
  • Powhatan Place HOA
  • Seasons Trace HOA
  • Villas at Five Forks
  • Westmoreland HOA
Individuals, organizations and businesses may adopt a designated area for a period of at least 1 year. Over that time, group members come together to keep their spot clean, litter free and beautiful. Complete the Adopt-A-Spot Application Agreement online to participate in the Adopt-A-Spot program. Call 757-259-5375 or email us for more information.
Complete our Adopt-A-Spot Activity Report Form to submit your cleanup form online.
James City Ruritans Adopt A Spot
Clean Business Forum
The Clean County Commission is a cosponsor of the Virginia Peninsula Clean Business Forum. Awards are presented to four local businesses for outstanding environmental stewardship and beautification efforts. View past winners on the Clean Business Awards page.
Clean Business Award Winner
Recycling & Litter Prevention
As part of the Clean County Commission's mission to promote a healthy, beautiful environment, we are strong advocates for recycling and efficient waste management. Everyone should recycle in the interest of conserving the finite natural resources of the Earth and to protect the environment for future generations.
James City County Clean County Commission volunteers stand in front of recycling containers.
Look for the Clean County Commission
The Clean County Commission can be found hard at work in your schools, at Earth Day celebrations, the County Fair and other community events.

If you would like information regarding environmental stewardship in James City County, or if you would like a Clean County Commission representative to speak at your school or event, contact the Commission through the Environmental Coordinator's Office at 757-259-5375 or email.
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