Be part of the solution. Report trash.
The Augusta County Litter Control Program serves the citizens of Augusta County by picking up roadside litter. A vital part of this mission is fulfilled by members of the public who report litter they see across the County.
To report roadside litter on state-maintained roads or public property:
- fill out the short form (link on left side menu), or
- report litter on our facebook page @AugustaLCP,
- email firstname.lastname@example.org , or
- call the Litter Control Hotline at 540-254-7826.
We will respond promptly to your report and follow up with you once the job is complete.
Other ways to help:
- Volunteer to pick up trash either with a community organization or directly with the Litter Control Program
- Sponsor a 'Keep Augusta Beautiful' Sign: pledge $120 to sponsor a new sign in a location of your choice.
Give directly. You may donate directly to the program - any amount helps.
The litter control program is a community service program run directly out of the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office. Unlike established community service programs, this program does not just work with court ordered Community Service Workers.
In a first-in-Virginia effort, the litter control program gives non-violent, first-time offenders a chance to perform community service before they have been arrested. If these first-time offenders complete their community service, they will not be arrested or charged.
This one-time offer gives these offenders a chance to correct their mistake while performing a vital community service. It also saves time and money for law enforcement and the courts. It is available only for offenders with no prior criminal history, who have not been in the program before, and who have committed the following crimes:
- Possession of marijuana
- Underage possession of alcohol
- Driving on a suspended license
This program represents a significant cost savings to the citizens because all labor performed is free. It also benefits the citizens in a number of ways:
- it cleans up the county
- it increases public awareness of the ongoing litter issue, and
- it provides the opportunity for the offenders to give back to the community
In 2019, the program exceeded the previous year in nearly every metric. In 2019, the program removed over 36,841 pounds of trash, 410 tires over nearly 200 miles of County roads.
From the program's inception in March 2018 to December 2018, the litter control program removed over 12,400 pounds of trash, 71 tires, and covered just over 90 miles of the county's roads.
You can see pictures of all cleanups on the Augusta County Litter Control facebook page.
The litter control program continues to take a multi-pronged approach to the problem of litter in Augusta County. These include:
the creation of anti-littering education and community events
the coordination of anti-littering enforcement
placing anti-littering signs throughout the county.