RUSTBURG, VA - Last year, Campbell County partnered with Liberty University's Converge Leadership Program (LUCLP) to host the first ever countywide litter cleanup. Collectively, student and employee teams gathered approximately 106 bags of litter and 30 pounds of metal from our community, improving the natural and scenic environment of our locality.
This year, Campbell County is proud to work with LUCLP again to collect litter and improve our beautiful landscapes and byways. On April 1, 2023 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, teams will once again combine efforts to remove unsightly litter from Campbell County, and this time, citizens are invited to participate.
"While we are so fortunate to have a number of organizations and volunteers that participate in our community cleanups, we wanted to challenge our residents to provide a helping hand, also," notes Campbell County Department of Public and Employee Relations, Sherry Harding. "Keeping our County clean is a shared responsibility, and we are happy to provide resources to help each citizen do their part."
On Saturday, April 1, 2023, citizens are encouraged to form independent 'Green Teams' to work together, in tandem with our volunteer groups, to make Campbell County a litter-free community. Student and employee teams are targeting high traffic areas, so individual volunteers or teams are encouraged to assist in their respective neighborhoods. As always, please take safety precautions when picking up litter. VDOT’s safety training for litter clean-up can be found at https://www.virginiadot.org/programs/resources/aah-instructions-for-litter.pdf.
Here's how it works for those interested:
- Register yourself (individual or team) at: http://campbellcountyva.gov/FormCenter/Public-and-Employee-Relations-12/Be-Green-Campbell-Volunteer-for-a-Green--80;
- Collect your supplies (litter grabber, gloves, a reflective vest and bags) from the Department of Public and Employee Relations anytime during the week of March 27-31 from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.;
- Take a stroll through your neighborhood on April 1, and collect any litter seen;
- Deposit any collected litter into a wastebin or landfill site, or contact Campbell County Public and Employee Relations staff to schedule a litter pickup.
"The Green Teams are an essential part of our efforts to help citizens maintain safe and clean communities by working with us to properly dispose of litter, trash and debris," said Harding.
Due to the large size and the number of major highways within Campbell County's borders, several sections are available for adoption by those interested in making a difference and helping us with this mission to end illegal dumping and combat litter.
If you are interested in helping our mission, sponsoring a Green Team in your neighborhood or district, or volunteering for one in action, please submit a request via the online form.
In addition, you may contact Public and Employee Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at (434) 332-9818, if you have questions.