A beautifully landscaped curb in James City County

Good Neighbor Environment Grant

Matching grant awards up to $500 are available each fall to neighborhood associations or committees. The purpose of this grant is to enhance the sense of community and sustainability of our neighborhoods through the development and accomplishment of an environmentally sustainable landscape beautification project. 

The Fall 2017 Application is now available and the deadline for submission is September 1, 2017. To download the application click here.

2016 Winners

  • Berkeley's Green
  • Braemar Creek
  • Chickahominy Community Improvement Organization
  • Colonial Heritage
  • Elmwood
  • Fairway Villas
  • Fernbrook
  • Page Landing
  • Seasons Trace HOA
  • Stonehouse

Annual Litter & Recycling Expo

Join us each fall for our annual America Recycles Day event. Visitors will enjoy displays, informational brochures, games, activities and giveaways showcasing all of the Clean County Commission programs. Commissioners will be on hand to answer questions about recycling in James City County and promote opportunities for assisting with local litter prevention efforts.
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jaguars cleanup
Individuals, organizations and businesses may adopt a designated area for a period of at least 1 year. Over that time, group members come together to keep their spot clean, litter free and beautiful. Complete the Adopt-A-Spot Application Agreement online to participate in the Adopt-A-Spot program. Call 757-259-5375 or email us for more information.
Complete our Adopt-A-Spot Activity Report Form to submit your cleanup form online.
James City Ruritans Adopt A Spot

Clean Business Forum

The Clean County Commission is a cosponsor of the Virginia Peninsula Clean Business Forum. Awards are presented to four local businesses for outstanding environmental stewardship and beautification efforts. View past winners on the Clean Business Awards page.
Clean Business Award Winner

Spring Cleanup

For over 35 years local volunteers have removed over 7 million pounds of trash from County roadsides and illegal dump sites during the annual Spring Cleanup. In James City County April is "Litter Prevention Month."  Each year volunteers give their time and energy to collect trash in areas where it would have otherwise polluted the environment.  

For more information on organizing litter cleanups throughout the year, contact the Environmental Coordinator at 757-259-5375 or email us for more information.
JCC Ruritans Countywide Spring Cleanup 2017

"Will Barnes Day" Recognition Event

Will BarnesWillis G. Barnes served on the Clean County Commission from 1999-2016 where he spearheaded many programs including the Annual Countywide Spring Cleanup, the Clean Business Forum and multiple outreach events all year long throughout the community. In addition to Will’s contributions to the Clean County Commission he volunteered with Parks & Recreation, American Legion Post 1776, the James City Ruritans and the Williamsburg Land Conservancy. Will’s daily motto was to work together for the good of the community by "doing good and giving back." Following his passing in early June 2016, the Board of Supervisors proclaimed June 14 as "Will Barnes Day" in James City County.  

The Clean County Commission sponsors a volunteer recognition event on June 14 where they recognize their Spring Cleanup volunteers and hope to inspire others to follow in Will’s footsteps.

Contact Clean County Commission Chairwoman Peg Boarman at 757-565-0032 or the James City County Environmental Coordinator at 757-259-5375 for more information.

Recycling & Litter Prevention
As part of the Clean County Commission's mission to promote a healthy, beautiful environment, we are strong advocates for recycling and efficient waste management. Everyone should recycle in the interest of conserving the finite natural resources of the Earth and to protect the environment for future generations.
James City County Clean County Commission volunteers stand in front of recycling containers.
Look for the Clean County Commission
The Clean County Commission can be found hard at work in your schools, at Earth Day celebrations, the County Fair and other community events.

If you would like information regarding environmental stewardship in James City County, or if you would like a Clean County Commission representative to speak at your school or event, contact the Commission through the Environmental Coordinator's Office at 757-259-5375 or email.
A group of grade school children