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					 Accomack County Strategic Plan
          2008-2011
• Develop a program for reducing litter and
  trash including the following potential
  elements
  – Offer two clean-up days per year with waived tipping fees.
  –   Promote the Adopt-a-Highway program
  –   Promote voluntary school based education
  –   Consider a citizen incentive program to reward clean-up efforts
  –   Enhance the roadside pick-up program for probationers (Assign-a Highway)
              County Clean Up Days
     • First Saturday in
       October and May
           each year
•   Press release from the Department of Public
    Works highlighting the waiver of tipping fees,
    and encouraging citizens to actively take
    part in removing refuse from their homes
    and community.
•   Emphasize the “Spring/Fall Clean” Concept.
•   Encourage citizens, Via the News Media, to
    take an ACTIVE role in policing their homes
    and neighborhoods for unsightly trash.
        Waiver of Tipping Fees
• Average tonnage for first Saturday in May was 20.77t =
  $1,202.38 in fees.
• Average tonnage for first Saturday in October was15.22t
  = $881.09 in fees.
• Total yearly income, based on the average, would be
  $2083.46, However, with an advertized event this total
  loss could possibly double.
      Promote the Adopt-A-Highway
                program
•   The Litter Control Officer will continue to work closely with VDOT to ensure roads that
    are adopted are cared for.
•   The Department of Public works will continue to encourage citizens, community
    organizations, and businesses to adopt roads and highways in their area.
•   The Litter Control Officer will further encourage probationers enrolled in the Assign-A-
    Highway program to “Adopt” their assigned section of roadway, to ensure their
    community remains free of roadside litter.
    Promote voluntary school-based
              education
•   The Litter Control Officer will continue to offer educators SOL based programs for students to
    learn about litter and recycling in Accomack County.
•   The Litter Control Officer will encourage individual schools to take part in the county’s “Single
    Stream” recycling program in cooperation with the Department of Public Works and Tidewater
    Fiber Cooperation.
•   The Litter Control Officer will provide assistance as needed to all schools within Accomack County
    that wish to begin recycling programs.
•   The Litter Control Officer will actively encourage school clubs and organizations to “Adopt-A-Spot”
    such as docks, landings, and natural areas within the county.
       Consider a citizen incentive
    program to reward clean-up efforts
•   The Department of Public Works will provide a semi-annual list to the Board of
    Supervisors of citizens, community organizations, and others whom take an active
    role in cleaning their areas in order to officially recognize their efforts.
•   These citizens will be recognized via the local news media, and a certificate from the
    Department of Public Works congratulating and thanking them for their efforts.
     Enhance the Assign-A-Highway
               Program
•   The Litter Control Officer will continue to
    work closely with the Accomack County
    Court system, Virginia Department of
    Corrections, and Chesapeake Bay ASAP to
    provide needed roadside litter removal.
•   By 2010 the litter control office will increase
    roadside workforce to 60 individuals
    monthly, further reducing county
    expenditures on trash removal.
•   The Litter Control Officer will continue work
    with VADOC probation and parole office to
    institute community service hours as a
    “sanction” for those individuals whom have
    minor violations with the terms their
    probation.
•   The Litter Control Officer will continue to
    work with, and encourage probationers to
    take an active role in keeping their
    communities clean by providing the
    materials and means necessary.
      Accomack County Assign-A-Highway
             Year-to-Date Data

• 327 probationers
  utilized
• 926 miles of roadway
  cleaned
• 7,173 bags collected
• 1,732 hours worked
  by probationers
• $41,983.20 in cost
  savings
Accomack County Recycling Rate
        Accomack County is required by
 the State to meet a standard of 15 % of all
 solid waste in our stream to be recycled.
2005 our recycling rate was 7%
2006 – 16 %
2007 21.3%
    Ordinances and Enforcement
•   Propose the Board enact a minimum fine for littering and illegal dumping, comparable to other
    localities of $500, in addition to community service with the Assign-A-Highway program.
•   The Litter Control Officer will continue to work closely with the county code enforcement officer to
    enforce existing illegal dumping/littering regulations.
•   The Litter Control Officer will begin an enhanced video surveillance and enforcement program in
    cooperation with the sheriff's department of “popular” sites for illegal dumping throughout
    Accomack County.

				
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