Frederick County Clean Sweep partners with the Community Inmate Workforce and the Virginia Department of Transportation, Stephens City Office, to perform litter cleanup efforts along county roads. During the past year, the CIWF contributed services valued at $44,547, collecting a record-setting 29 tons of unsightly litter. This is in addition to pickup efforts by VDOT and Adopt-a-Highway volunteers.
Green Starts Here! The Great American Cleanup
Each year, Frederick County participates in Keep America Beautiful's Great American Cleanup, the nation's largest community improvement program. The GAC takes place from March 1 through May 31, involving an estimated 4 million volunteers and attendees in 20,000 communities across the U.S. During the 2012 GAC, county efforts accounted for 7,600 pounds of litter collected, a volunteer contribution of $7,000; 245,360 pounds of electronics recycled; the planting of 500 seedlings, and numerous environmental outreach activities. For more information about Keep America Beautiful and how to get involved in this year's GAC, visit www.kab.org.
Keep A Lid On It! Prevent Litter.
Prevention is the very best way to keep our community clean and green:
Set an example. Keep your property litter-free.
Secure all trash can lids and loads before heading to the landfill or convenience site.
Carry a litter bag in your car.
Never toss debris or food out of the car window.
Businesses -- provide ash and trash receptacles and all entrances and exits. Secure dumpsters.
Organize a community cleanup.
Plant Pride, Not Litter
Community volunteers are encouraged to join the hundreds of Adopt-A-Highway and Adopt-A-Stream volunteers already cleaning up roadways and waterways across the Commonwealth. For those coordinating a one-time effort, supplies (bags, litter grabbers, vests) are available on a loan basis by contacting the Clean Sweep office. Find out more about national litter, recycling, waste reduction, beautification, and graffiti abatement at www.kab.org.