REAP- The Next Generation


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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.

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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.

Upcoming Events:

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 have volunteered.  


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


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
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

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:

WVDEP Approves Covered Electronic
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).

Established in 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:


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