The Recycling Program works closely with recycling program managers, as well as with local governments and solid waste planning units to ensure that their recycling programs are able to meet or exceed the state's mandated recycling rates. DEQ provides guidance on recycling topics and programs, tracks and reports on Virginia's recycling efforts, and works with businesses, localities, other state agencies and environmental groups to promote environmental awareness through recycling. Staff work with the interested parties from the public and private sectors to identify opportunities to strengthen the state's recycling infrastructures. For questions about recycling topics, including waste tire management and used oil topics, contact Steve Coe.
The Litter Prevention Program coordinates the distribution of annual grants to localities for recycling and litter activities, provides information and guidance on litter prevention and recycling topics, and works with localities, litter prevention program managers, and environmental groups on improving awareness of how litter damages the environment. Program staff track and report on how localities use their grants to support their litter prevention and recycling programs. DEQ staff works with the Litter Control and Recycling Fund Advisory Board on the grant process. For questions about litter prevention topics, contact Steve Coe or 804-698-4029.
To find out specific information about recycling or litter prevention program activities in your area, visit your locality's web site by using any of the web-based search engines..