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.
On April 22, 2017 the Clean County Commission will accept the collected litter from registered groups for free disposal at the Jolly Pond Transfer Station. Groups may register online.
For more information on organizing litter cleanups throughout the year, contact the Environmental Coordinator at 757-259-5375 or email us for more information.
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.
Educators from the following organizations participate in the Expo:
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.
For more information contact the Environmental Coordinator at 757-259-5375.
Brandon Woods Garden Club
Berkeley's Green HOA
Governor's Land Association
Greensprings Community Association
Longhill Station HOA
New Town HOA
Page Landing HOA
Powhatan Crossing HOA
Powhatan Place HOA
Seasons Trace HOA
Villas at Five Forks
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.
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.
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.
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.