Cargo Nets for Pick-up Trucks and Trailers
The cargo net distribution program was implemented around 2010 after the Board of Supervisors amended the County Code §102-2 “Covering of Vehicles Transporting Garbage or Trash” which was approved in 2002. The code requires that no vehicle shall be operated or moved on any highway unless it is constructed, maintained and loaded as to prevent its contents from dropping, sifting, leaking or otherwise escaping. The Anti-Litter Council has spent on average $1,000 a year on cargo nets of various sizes. These are available at no cost to Town and County residents on request and can be picked up at the Warren County Government Center in the Planning Department, Suite 400. We limit each household to two cargo nets. Contact Matt Wendling or Charlie Morrison at (540) 636-3354.
Cigarette Butt Receptacles for Commercial Businesses
The Cigarette Butt Receptacle (CBR) Program came about as a response to the excessive accumulation of “butts” that members of the Council observed on our sidewalks, shopping areas, downtown Main Street and other public areas. We order the CBRs through a local vendor which provides us with three different colors; beige, black and gray and just require sand or kitty litter for the metal ash bucket. The CBRs are made available to local businesses in the Town and County for a donation of $35 which is half the cost of the purchase by the Council. The CBRs can be picked up at the Warren County Government Center in the Planning Department, Suite 400 with a donation made by check or cash. Contact Matt Wendling or Charlie Morrison at (540) 636-3354.
Booth at the Wine & Craft Festival and Festival of Leaves
Members of the Anti-Litter Council host a booth at the annual festivals in the Town of Front Royal and we are always appreciative of anyone who is willing to volunteer to help us man it during the events. We distribute a number of items promoting recycling and litter control such as coloring books, pocket ashtrays, stickers, and book bags. Look for our banner and please stop by while you're attending these fun events.
Town of Front Royal Adopt-A-Street program
The Town now manages a volunteer program to keep its streets and sidewalks clean and free of litter. The ALC has adopted Kerfoot Ave. adjacent to the Soccer-Plex (soccer fields) and Randolph-Macon football field. We try to clean this area on a quarterly basis and are always looking for volunteers to assist us. If you'd like to adopt a street of your own, fill out this form and send it to back to us to begin the application process.
DOT Trash Pick-up Tools and Work Gloves Program
The Council recently started purchasing trash pick-up tools and gloves for local clean-up efforts by our own members and to issue to the Town Public Works Department for the Adopt-A-Street programs that they manage. Community organizations and students that participate in road clean-up efforts in the County are also issued these for making it easier for them to pick up litter in locations that are difficult to access. These are issued at no cost to the organizations and individuals who participate. Contact Matt Wendling or Charlie Morrison at (540) 636-3354.
Kids Backpacks, Coloring Books, and Stickers
The Anti-Litter Council gives out kid’s backpacks, coloring books, and stickers during the Front Royal Fall Festival of Leaves and at our annual Awards Program to school age children. These promote recycling, keeping the earth clean, and clean water habits.
Annual Awards Program for Community and Youth Groups and School Projects
The Council has held this event for a number of years to recognize and award Community and Youth Service Organizations and classroom projects for Elementary, Middle and High School Students. The 2017 cash awards are as follows: 1st Place: $400, 2nd Place: $300, 3rd Place: $200 and Honorable Mentions: $100. These are given in the form of a check to the applicants who submit the entry application for their respective group/classes project. Application packets are available starting September each year.
Parks and Recreation Trash Bins, Recycle Bins and Dog Waste Receptacles
The Council approves a significant amount of our grant funding towards these items in order to promote our mission and save the community funds that would be allocated from the annual Town and County budgets. These items meet the design criteria that are required for uniformity throughout the park system.
Members of our organization are available for giving talks and presentations on recycling and litter control in the Town and County and giving ideas on just what you can do to be a good steward of the places you live and work.