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.
WV Make It Shine Earth Day Celebration, April 19, 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, 2017.
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. For convienience, the WVDEP-REAP program has assembled a list of state landfills, along with contact information and scheduled free dumping days. Residents are advised to call in advance to confirm the landfill schedule, hours and limits on dumping.
The list of landfills and their free dumping days can be found here.
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