Litter Control

Litter Control 1Berkeley County Roadside Litter Program

To aid in the combat of roadside litter, Berkeley County has created a roadside litter pickup program. The purpose of the program is to cleanup roadside litter utilizing individuals assigned community service by the courts. Individuals assigned to the program may avoid sentencing or fines. By doing so, the program has the benefits of reducing incarceration costs, restores community pride and builds a foundation of individual self-worth.

The program has a lot of moving parts. It takes cooperation from the Berkeley County Court System, Berkeley County Commission, Berkeley County Court Marshals, Berkeley County Solid Waste Authority, Apple Valley Waste and the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection. 

In the first 18 months, the program removed over 3,600 bags of roadside litter and over 1,900 bulky items (tires, appliances, etc.) from more than 650 miles of roadway. 

Recommend a road for cleanup? Go to the Berkeley County Solid Waste Authority website at www.berkeleycountyrecycling.com 

Litter Control StreamBerkeley County Stream Cleanup Program 

 As funding allows, the Berkeley County Solid Waste Authority conducts cleanup events to reduce the amount of litter near and in the county’s stream and lakes.  The stream cleanup program has the benefits of reducing litter, improving aesthetic beauty and helping our water remain clean for future generations. With support from the Berkeley County Commission, Apple Valley Waste, West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the program has cleaned more than 100 miles of streams, removed hundreds of tires, bags of trash and bulky items (appliances, etc.). 

Want to volunteer for a stream cleaning event? Contact the Berkeley County Solid Waste Authority at 304-267-9370 or by email at office@berkeleycountyrecycling.com

 

Adopt a HighwayAdopt A Highway Program

About

The Adopt-A-Highway Program is co-sponsored by the Division of Highways and the Department of Environmental Protection. It was established in the late 1980s under the DNR (now a REAP Program) to improve the quality of our environment by encouraging public involvement in the elimination of highway litter. Its objective is to save taxpayers money by increasing public awareness and to serve as an educational tool by focusing on the consequences which result when littering is allowed to continue unchecked. The program offers volunteers the opportunity to take charge of their environment by making a positive effort to create a cleaner, more aesthetic place in which to live.

Apply here

Contact Us:

REAP: Adopt A Highway
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
 601 57th Street SE
 Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: (304) 926-0499
Toll Free: (800) 322-5530
Email: DEP.AAH@wv.gov

Questions? Call (800) 322-5530 if you have questions concerning the AAH program or application.

Adopt a StreamAdopt A Stream Program

About

The Adopt-A-Stream Program is sponsored by the Department of Environmental Protection. It was established in 2023 and is housed in the DEP’s REAP Program. The program’s goal is to improve the quality of our environment by encouraging public involvement in the elimination of stream litter. Its objective is to save taxpayers money by increasing public awareness and to serve as an educational tool by focusing on the consequences which result when stream littering is allowed to continue unchecked. The program offers volunteers the opportunity to take charge of their environment by making a positive effort to create a cleaner, more aesthetic place in which to live.

Apply here

Contact Us:

REAP: Adopt A Stream
 West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
 601 57th Street SE
 Charleston, WV 25304
 Phone(304) 926-0499
 Toll Free(800) 322-5530
 Emaildepadoptastream@wv.gov

Questions? Call (800) 322-5530 if you have questions concerning the AAST program or application.

 

Forest TrailWest Virginia State Parks and Forests Adopt A Trail Program

About 

With more than 1,200 miles of park and forest trails, including rail trails, it takes a lot of effort and work to keep these trails clean and well maintained. Challenge yourself by going the extra mile and consider having your group Adopt-A-Trail. Volunteer groups that want to participate in the Adopt A Trail program should simply submit an application expressing your interest in adopting a trail. We will review your application, look for available trails to adopt in your selected area, and if approved we’ll prepare a volunteer agreement, and get you acquainted with the local park or forest superintendent to coordinate the details of your volunteer days. If your group completes fifty or more volunteer hours of trail work, a sign will be placed on the trail bearing the name of your organization.

Apply here

Contact Us: 

West Virginia State Parks Adopt-A-Trail Program

West Virginia Division of Natural Resources 
Parks and Recreation Section 
324 4th Avenue South 
Charleston, West Virginia 25303 

Phone: 304-558-2764
Email: dnr.parks@wv.gov