Clean Community

Citizens Needed for Clean Community Committee

The Clean Community Committee of Gloucester County is seeking interested citizens to serve as members of the advisory group. Committee members plan and participate in cleanup, public education, and outreach activities. Currently the Committee is addressing litter prevention efforts through coordinated cleanups, advocating for improvements to Virginia’s litter law, promoting green initiatives, and working to increase awareness of how litter negatively affects the local environment.

Citizens interested in serving should complete a Volunteer Board Bank information form available on the county's website or call 804-693-5370.

Clean Community Program Volunteers Making A Difference

Gloucester County's Clean Community Program promotes litter prevention; helps educate county residents on ways to reduce, reuse, recycle, and properly manage waste materials; and assists in effective beautification to help create a healthier, safer, and more livable community. The program is directed by the Clean Community Committee and supported by hundreds of community volunteers who work to help keep Gloucester beautiful, clean, and litter free.

We truly appreciate the volunteers who give their time to help make Gloucester cleaner and greener.

Have You Helped Clean Up Gloucester County?

If so, we would like to know. Please complete this short report (PDF) so we can keep track of the good work being done in Gloucester. Scan and email, fax, or mail the form to the Clean Community Office.

Those interested in learning more or those wishing to volunteer should contact the Clean Community office at 804-693-5370.

Picking Up Trash on Road

Ask HRGreen is your go-to resource for all things green in Hampton Roads – from recycling tips and pointers for keeping local waterways clean to water-saving ideas and simple steps to make local living easy on the environment. Launched in 2011, the region-wide public awareness and education campaign is administered through the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission and powered by the following members: The cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg; the counties of Gloucester, Isle of Wight, James City, Southampton, Surry and York; the town of Smithfield; and HRSD. Like on Facebook, follow on Twitter and Instagram, tune in to YouTube and catch the “Let’s Talk Green” blog, written by a team of local experts.

Deeper Dive to Plastic Pollution

To learn more about plastic pollution, visit the Virginia Institute of Marine Science website.