REAP- The Next Generation


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Since 2005, 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.

The program derives its authority from the A. James Manchin Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan, pursuant to WV State Code §22-15A (

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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:

Make It Shine Statewide Cleanup
April 1st - 14th

The statewide cleanup is held during the first two weeks of April each year. During this time, volunteers can receive assistance in conducting cleanups on public lands. The resources available include gloves, bags, hauling (in conjunction with the DOH), and landfill fees.

For an application form, click

WV Make It Shine Earth Day Celebration, April 22, 2020

Each year, the Make It Shine Program sponsors an Earth Day celebration at The Clay Center for the Arts & 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.

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-REAP Announced 2020 Litter Control Grant Recipients

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection's Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan announced the recipients of the Litter Control Matching Grants. The grants, awarded to state solid waste authorities, county commssions, and municipalities, totaled $94.800 and were approved for 35 individual applicants.

Click here for the full press release.

Annual Great Kanawha River Cleanup

This year marked the 30th Great Kanawha River Cleanup. This event attracted 133 volunteers who cleaned up 3.5 tons of litter and 361 tires at six sites along the Kanwha River and its tributaries.

Click here for a full press release.

Adopt-A-Highway Announces 2019 Volunteer Awards

The WVDEP’s Adopt-A-Highway Program, in conjunction with the Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan (REAP), hosted the 2019 Volunteer Appreciation Canaan Valley Resort in Tucker County.

AAH Coordinator Kim Smith presented Guy Simmons of St. Clara, with the program’s Volunteer of the Year Award. Simmons, 94, has been a member of the St. Clara Adopt-A-Highway program since its inception in 1989. In his 30 years of service, Simmons and has participated in every cleanup.

Click here for full press release 

25177 Foundation - Make It Shine Cleanup



 12 groups came out on April 6th to participate in the 25177 Foundation's Make It Shine Cleanup event.  The volunteers collected an estimated 500 bags of litter from the Saint Albans area. 

Boone Career and Technical Center Cleanup



The Boone Career and Technical Center had an estimated 100 students and staff participate resulting in 1.5 tons of litter collected.



Gov. Justice, WVDEP Announce 2019 REAP

Recycling Assistance Grants 


          Recipients across West Virginia receive share of 2 million in grant funding.

Governor Jim Justice and West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) Cabinet Secretary Austin Caperton announced today that 37 recipients will receive a share of $2 million through the WVDEP's 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

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

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