Litter Control Program

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litter_control_van2The Litter Control Program, a component of the Office of Adult Court Services, is looking for your help to “take a bite out of grime” in Fauquier County.  We need you, the citizens of Fauquier County, to report the litter concerns you encounter.  We need your help to ensure that Fauquier County continues to be one of the cleanest and most beautiful counties in the Commonwealth of Virginia!

The Litter Control Program implements this needed effort with the benefit of court-ordered community service workers to provide this valuable and free service to aid the residents of Fauquier County.  In FY 2015, the Litter Control Program collected and disposed of more than 56 tons of debris from county roads and illegal dumping sites.

If you would like to report a trash concern on a state-maintained road, please call our Litter Control Hotline at 540-422-8076, complete the Litter Pick-Up Request Form, or email the Litter Control Program Coordinator, Charles Ripple.

A Little History...

In 2007, in response to citizen concerns, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors funded a Litter Control Program to be developed and maintained by the Office of Adult Court Services.  This program utilizes court-ordered community service workers to combat the ongoing problem with litter in Fauquier County.  The use of these workers is a substantial cost savings to the citizens because all labor performed is free.  The program is beneficial to the citizens in a multitude of ways....it results in a cleaner county, aims to increase public awareness of the ongoing litter issue, as well as provides the opportunity for the workers to give back to the community that they committed their offense in.

The Office of Adult Court Services works closely with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to identify target areas for litter pick up.

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Forward Strides...

The Litter Control Program has expanded beyond roadside pickup by educating the youth in our county of the importance of litter awareness through in-school presentations.  Additionally, the program also coordinates the annual Earth Day cleanup with County employees.  The program also assists with various county-wide functions, to include tree plantings with the John Marshall Soil & Water Conservation District and clean up with the Fauquier County Fair, Delaplane Strawberry Festival, and Sky Meadows State Park.

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