Litter Prevention

The King William/West Point Litter Prevention Program is a cooperative program between the county and the Town of West Point. It includes litter prevention and recycling education for the schools, communication with citizens and community groups and clean ups of both the highways and the local rivers. The program is funded by an annual grant from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, which is supplemented by county funding approved by the Board of Supervisors.On April 21st, 2012, Adopt-A-Highway cleanup by King William High School NHS students. Clean Up
Clean Up CrewDr. Judy Gwathmey picking up litter on the Citizens For King William County Adopt-A-Highway, March 2012
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The Litter Prevention Program sponsors educational programs and materials in the schools to raise student awareness of the littering problem and the importance of recycling. Programs that have been offered in recent years include the Virginia Wildlife Centers Critters Dont Need Litter program and The Magic of Recycling.The Litter Prevention Coordinator provides information to citizens and groups about litter prevention, recycling and solid waste management in the county, including information on the waste drop-off sites, their schedules and what materials can be recycled at each location. She is also available to speak to community organizations and school groups.Clean up efforts in the county include the annual Spring Clean Up during the month of April, the annual river clean up which is part of the Mattaponi and Pamunkey Rivers Stewardship Day the first Saturday in June, the Adopt-a-Spot Program and coordination with VDOTs Adopt-a-Highway Program. Applications for these programs are available at the Litter Prevention Office.The coordinator can assist in citizen clean ups by providing bags, orange vests and “grab-it” tools for check out to anyone interested in doing a clean up and she works closely with the local VDOT staff to have bags of litter removed after they have been collected by citizens.

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Raina Krasner, Outreach Coordinator with The Wildlive Center of Virginia holding Pignoli, the Eastern Screech Owl.

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Mary Anne Harris, Gifted & Title 1 Teacher, talking with the West Point Little Pointers about the litter program and how it effects the animals in our area.

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Raina Krasner, Outreach Coordinator with The Wildlife Center of Virginia discussing “All about Owls” with Ms. Vicky Walton’s (2nd Grade Teacher) at West Point Elementary’s 2nd grade class.

Mrs. Sandra Koontz, 1st Grade Teacher and Miss Darcy Huntress, Educator, of The Wildlife Center of Virginia

 

“Thelma” the Virginia Opossum

 

“Cornelia” the Corn Snake

King William High School Girl’s Soccer Team litter pick-up on April 28, 2012

Solid Waste Disposal/Recycling

King William Refuse encourages King William County residents to recycle and to participate in the Adopt-A-Highway program. They offer free paper recycling with their curbside solid waste disposal services as well as a 5% discount to customers who participate in the Adopt-A-Highway program. For more information, contact them at 769-8683 or info@kingwilliamrefuse.com.

Click here for more information about solid waste disposal or recycling at the local Convenience Centers.

Educational Resources

Attention teachers, students, parents and researchers! Want to learn more about how you can protect the environment? Check out these educational resources! This incorporates teachers, elementary, middle and high school student activities.

There is another website to add under Check Out These Educational Resources which was recommended from a Teacher’s Assistant checking out our website!

Contact Information

Litter Prevention Office
180 Horse Landing Road, #4
King William, VA 23086

Phone: (804) 769-4985
Fax: (804) 769-4964

The Litter Prevention Office is located at the County Administration Building, 180 Horse Landing Road. Office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Staff

Victoria “Tori” Rowsey
Litter Prevention Coordinator
(804) 769-4985