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April marks Spring Clean Up Month

“Here it is again – spring is upon us, and it’s time to clean up our homes and communities!  Virginia proclaims April as ‘Spring Clean Up Month,’ and Halifax County wants to do their part,” said Jennifer Hochstein of the Halifax County Improvement Council.  

 

She offered the following suggestions on how everyone can be involved in keeping Halifax County clean:

 Adopt-A-Highway and Adopt-A-Street groups should schedule a pick up in their area for the month of April;

 Others can plan a litter pick up through their church, organization or neighborhood group;

 If you don’t belong to a group, simply pick up litter along the road/street on your property when you get the mail out of your mailbox;

 Be a leader. If you see someone littering, remind them that it’s illegal;

 Place a litter bag in your vehicle – and use it;

 Secure your loads;

 Tie down, tarp or somehow secure the trash hauled to the recycling and collection sites so that it makes it there. County trucks should do the same.  Trash blowing out of vehicles is still littering, and persons can be fined.

Set an example for others by recycling and disposing of materials properly at an event;

Ask where the trashcans and/or recycling containers are; if there aren’t any, ask why.

Restaurants and stores that sell food, drinks and bag items “to go” should remind their customers not to litter and to dispose of items properly.

“If everyone does a little, we can achieve a lot,” Hochstein added.

For questions about Spring Clean Up or other littering and recycling issues, call the Halifax County Improvement Council at 434-222-9448.