REAP- The Next Generation
The Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan strives to clean up West Virginia and rid the state of unsightly litter. The REAP- The Next Generation initiative harbors all of the state cleanup programs within the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection. REAP is a powerful force in the campaign against illegal dumping and littering.
REAP focuses on cleanup efforts from both program staff and volunteers statewide. In a unique partnership, the program empowers citizens to take ownership of their communities by providing technical, financial, and resource assistance in cleanup efforts.
File an Open Dump Complaint Click here to submit an open dump report to DEP officials and PPOD personnel to help with the location of dump sites and prosecution of violators.
Attention: WV citizens and retailers - Click here for a list of electronic takeback programs and compliant manufacturers.
2018 Adopt-A-Highway Volunteer Appreciation Day
Set for August 4 in Lewis County
The Adopt-A-Highway Volunteer Appreciation Day Picnic will
take place on Saturday, August 4 at Stonewall Resort in Lewis County.
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
(WVDEP) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) will host the daylong celebration
of volunteers who pick up litter along West Virginia highways. Festivities
begin at 9:00 a.m. with bingo, basket weaving, children’s games, face painting,
and other activities.
Volunteers will be served lunch catered by Stonewall at
noon. Afternoon activities include presentation of the Annual Adopt-A-Highway
Awards and announcement of the 2018 Adopt-A-Highway Volunteer of the Year.
Volunteers with 10, 15, 20, and 25 years of service will receive lapel pins and
a special Adopt-A-Highway safety vest imprinted with the number of years they
Adopt-A-Highway volunteers remove over four million pounds
of trash from state highways each year. They recycle about 10,000 pounds of
glass, 5,000 pounds of plastic, and 8,000 pounds of aluminum each year.
Currently more than 40,000 volunteers representing approximately 1,400
organizations keep more than 3,300 miles of West Virginia roads litter free.
If you are an AAH volunteer and interested in attending
please call 1-800-322-5530 by July 20.
WV Make It Shine Earth Day Celebration, April 19, 2018
EVENT CANCELLED FOR 2018
Each year, the Make It Shine Program sponsors an Earth Day
celebration at The Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia, in Charleston. During this event, school
children are exposed to various displays regarding environmental
protection, resource conservation, and energy efficiency. Many of these
displays are "hands on" for the students.
If you would like to be an exhibitor for this event, click here.
If you would like to register your class or school, click here.
2018 Make-It-Shine Spring Cleanup
April 1-15, 2018
To register your group, click here. For more information, contact Terry
Carrington at Terry.R.Carrington@wv.gov or call 304-926-0499, ext. 1359.
Adopt-A-Highway Statewide Cleanup
The Adopt-A-Highway Program will be having its annual Spring Statewide Cleanup on April 28th, 2018.
Everyone is encouraged to participate and Volunteers will receive a free
gift. Please call 1-800-322-5530 by April 13th to register your group.
Volunteers Needed For Annual Great Kanawha River Clean-Up
The 27th Great Kanawha River Cleanup, sponsored by the West Virginia
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon
on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018.
Those wishing to volunteer for this year’s cleanup are urged to
register with the DEP so enough supplies can be obtained for each cleanup
location. The DEP’s REAP program (Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan)
will supply bags and gloves for volunteers and will arrange for trash to be
hauled away. All volunteers will also receive free T-shirts for their efforts.
For more information or to register to volunteer, contact Terry
Carrington at Terry.R.Carrington@wv.gov
or call 304-926-0499, ext. 1359
Free Day at the Landfill
Most public landfills in West Virginia will offer days where residents can bring their rubbish without having to pay tipping fees. Check with your local Solid Waste Authority for more information.
REAP In The News:
Device Recycling Grants
The West Virginia
Department of Environmental Protection’s (WVDEP) Rehabilitation Environmental
Action Plan (REAP) has approved 11 applicants to receive a total of $96,903.25
in grant funding to recycle covered electronic devices (CED).
2008, the CED Program requires that manufacturers register their brands with
the state. The fees collected from this program allow counties and
municipalities to apply for CED grants to conduct electronic collection events
and support ongoing collection programs.
Click here for full press release
WVDEP-REAP Awards 2018 Recycling Grants
Recipients across West Virginia receive share of $1.3 million in grant funding.
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) Cabinet Secretary Austin Caperton announced today that 23 recipients will receive a share of $1.3 million in Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan (REAP) Recycling Assistance Grant funding.
Funding for the Recycling Assistance Grant Program is generated through the $1 assessment fee per ton of solid waste disposed at in-state landfills and is provided by WV Code 22-15A-19(h) (1)
Click here for full press release
Help make West Virginia the cleanest state in the nation. For more information or to volunteer call:
Click for REAP's calendar of events
Click to view a copy of our enviro-fact sheet