During the August Clean County Commission meeting, we welcomed our new dolphin mascot to join us at outreach events and help spread the word about litter prevention. The commissioners also discussed the 3rd Annual Litter & Recycling Expo to take place on Oct. 22 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Warhill Sports Complex. The Commission will partner with the Parks and Recreation department to showcase the launch of the new and improved Parks Recycling Plan. Activities, games, demonstrations and giveaways will highlight improved recycling opportunities at the Sports Complex as well as general litter and recycling education.
Residents should be reminded that all James City County curbside recycling questions can be answered at 757-259-4850 by the Virginia Peninsula Public Service Authority. All questions regarding solid waste should be directed to the James City County Solid Waste Superintendent at 757-565-0971.
Matt Austin, JCC Grounds Superintendent, will be the Speaker at the Quarterly Virginia Peninsula Clean Business Forum on Wednesday Aug. 24 at the Five Brothers Pancake & Steak House in Lightfoot. His talk is titled “James City County Beautification from the Roots." All are welcome to attend, however please call 757-259-5375 to RSVP.
The Fall 2016 Good Neighbor Environment Grant application is available on the County website http://jamescitycountyva.gov/877/Programs. Completed applications must be submitted by Sept. 1.
Meetings are generally held on the first Thursday of every month. For more information contact the Environmental Coordinator at 757-259-5375 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.