Countywide Spring Cleanup returns for 41st year

It’s that time of year again: James City County wants you to help clean up the community at the 41st annual Countywide Spring Cleanup event.

The event, created in 1979, is intended to motivate residents to clean up litter in public areas and right of ways during April. Volunteers have cleaned up more than 7 million pounds of trash from illegal dump sites and roadsides in the decades since the event began. More than 400 people took part in the 2018 event, according to a county news release.

The Clean County Commission will have grabbers, vests and bags for volunteers to use. There will be an opportunity to dispose of trash collected as part of the cleanup on April 13.

County residents are encouraged to form teams and pick areas to clean as part of the event. For would-be participants without a squad or cleanup location, the Clean County Commission can be contacted for location suggestions and placement on existing teams, the release states.

A volunteer appreciation picnic will be held at Veterans Park after the cleanup.

Countywide Spring Cleanup

When: Cleanups take place throughout April. Event participants can dispose of their collected trash for free 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 13 at Jolly Pond Transfer Station.

Where: Throughout the county. Trash disposal will be provided at Jolly Pond Transfer Station, 1204 Jolly Pond Road.

Visit jamescitycountyva.gov/3512/Spring-Cleanup to register for the event.

For information, call 757-565-0032 or email litter@jamescitycounty.gov.

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