James City Clean County Commission
What is Clean County Commission?
Established in 1979, the James City Clean County Commission is a coalition of local volunteers appointed by the Board of Supervisors. They are dedicated to promoting recycling, litter control, providing environmental education, and helping to coordinate County beautification projects. Meetings are held monthly. For more information call 757-259-5375. If you are interested in becoming a commissioner, feel free to come to one of our meetings and pick up an application.
Peg Boarman, Charles Lounderman, Robert Marin, Elizabeth Peterson, and Will Barnes
Clean County Commission Programs:
Spring Cleanup - Clean County Commission's original program, Spring Cleanup, has been helping citizens create a cleaner community for over 20 years. In that time, local volunteers have removed over two million pounds of trash from County roadsides and illegal dump sites. On select Saturdays in April, volunteers give their time and energy to collect trash in areas where it would have otherwise polluted the environment. With help from residents across the County, Spring Clean-Up has been a continual success and allows the community to truly create a cleaner, more beautiful landscape.
Clean Business Forum - The Clean County Commission is a cosponsor of the Virginia Peninsula Clean Business Forum. Quarterly meetings are held to bring attendees up to date on techniques and programs to enhance the visual environment of the community and to inform business and industry of available resources. Awards are presented to four local businesses for outstanding environmental stewardship and beautification efforts. Clean County Commission hosts one of the four breakfast meetings and awards program each year on a rotational basis with Hampton, Newport News and York County. You are welcome to attend!
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. 2012 Winners are:
- Brandon Woods Garden Club
- Centerville Neighborhood HOA
- Fox Ridge HOA
- Friends of Forge Road & Toano
- Greensprings Community Association
- Indigo Park Recreation Association
- Kristiansand HOA
- Lake Powell Forest HOA
- Skiffe's Creek Terrace HOA
- Westmoreland HOA
Adopt-a-Spot - The CCC’s Adopt-A-Spot program is proof that environmental stewardship is not only important to the community but also fun for those involved. Individuals, organizations, and business may all adopt a designated area for a period of at least one year. Over that time, group members come together to keep their spot clean, litter free, and beautiful. Not only do the volunteers receive a sign acknowledging their commitment, the fruit of their labor is immediately visible and appreciated by the entire community.
Recycling and 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 provides both curbside recycling and convenience center recycling services to the residents of the County. It is to the advantage of all residents to make use of the services provided. By not using the recycling program, citizens spend unnecessary amounts of extra money on disposal of recyclable items as solid waste. Not only is this waste not reused, but it actually costs the individual citizen more to throw it away! So, recycling is not only a good thing to do - it's economical as well! Litter Law Fact Sheet
Also Look For the Clean County Commission
In your schools, at Earth Day celebrations, at the County Fair, and at 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@example.com.