The CPRWMA and its member
counties conduct numerous programs and activities, all focused on
recycling and reducing litter. The following programs and
activities are in most cases free to citizens living in the three
counties and open to both businesses and citizens.
This program offers citizens
the opportunity to properly dispose of electronic devices, i.e.
computers, radios, copiers, etc. In Buchanan County, both citizens and
businesses can recycle their E-Waste at the Buchanan County Transfer
Station- 276-498-4403. In Dickenson County, both citizens and
businesses can recycle their E-Waste at the Dickenson County Transfer
Station- 276-835-1024. In Russell County, both citizens and
businesses can recycle their E-Waste at the Russell County Transfer
Hazardous Waste Collection Events:
This event is designed
to encorage citizens to properly dispose of common household products
like paint, cleaners, pesticides and herbicides. To learn when this
event is being held plese click on our Calendar.
Paper Recycling Days: The
three counties conduct a one
time free paper recycling day to encourage area businesses to reduce,
reuse and recycle their white office paper.
Car Roundup Program: To rid
the roadsides and front yards
of abandoned cars, local litter control and recycling offices have
developed this program. It is currently being implemented in
Buchanan and Dickenson Counties. Russell County is pursuing
the development of this program in 2006.
Beautiful Program: School
beautiful is currently being
implemented in Buchanan, Dickenson and Russell Counties. This
program is designed to promote cleanliness at the area elementary and
Free School Zone and Student Cleanup Program:
programs are designed to promote a clean school campus. Both
programs are offered for elementary and high school students.
Goods or Large Appliance Recycling Roundups:
To aid in the
cleanup of illegal dumps and to increase the counties recycling rates,
citizens are encouraged to participate in the free collection of large
appliances. Citinzens in Buchanan and Dickenson Counties have
the option of curbside pickup and drop off sites. Russell
County citizens have the option of dropping appliances off at the
Russell County Transfer Station.
Dump Inventory and Cleanup:
All three member
counties have completed the inventory of illegal dumps.
Buchanan County (215), Dickenson County (265), and Russell
County (298). To date our member counties have conducted 17 Tri County
Illegal Dump Cleanup events, removing 180 tons of illegally dumped
materials. Our member counties have aggressively implemented cleanup
programs to rid their hillsides and roadways from dumps. The
member counties have cleaned over 100 dumps from 2003 to 2007.
Additional cleanups are schedule for next year.
Festival for 6th Grade Students.
This environmental and outdoor event is designed to assist
area teachers with teaching the Virginia Standards of Learning (VA
SOL's). Stations include: Neck Deep In Litter, Solid Waste
Management and Recycling, Down and Dirty With Soils, Mining And
Groundwater, Where Does Water Come From, Down The Drain and What We Can
Learn From Stream Bugs. For Buchanan and Dickenson, this event
has been offered for seven years at the Breaks Interstate Park in
Breaks, VA. In Russell County, the event is held in May at the
Russell County Fair Grounds in Castlewood, VA. These events are
sponsored by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.
County Wide Spring Cleanups and John Flannagan Reservoir Cleanup:
All three counties are currently implementing programs that encourage
citizens to actively participate in county wide cleanup.
These events are targeted for spring and in some counties,
they pay $1 per orange trash bag.
Programs: Tradional Recycling
Drop off sites, Newspaper
Recycling Trailers, Farm Tractor Tire Recycling Day, Tire Recycling
Programs, Printer Cartridge Recycling and Aluminum Can Recycling in
Schools and Chipping of the Greens.
Board of Directors
Mr. Jeff Cooper
Mr. Tim Hess
Mr. Damon Rasnick
Mr. Ron Peters
Mr. Tim Lovelace
Mr. Carl Rhea
Mr. Toby F. Edwards, Director
Ms. Saundra Honaker, Finance
137 Highland Drive
PO Box 386
Lebanon, VA 24266