11 days and counting!
Starting May 1st, businesses will begin to accept full containers in exchange for incentives. The list of participating businesses continues to grow, so keep checking back in! If you can't find your favorite locally owned VA Beach business in the participating business section, ask them if they're willing to participate! We will be delivering the containers to the businesses this week and next. Keep an eye out for our flyers and containers.
To address some concerns:
- Please use caution when picking up sharp items from the beach! Kids should be supervised when handling potentially sharp objects.
- Please use trash cans on the beach for larger items. For exceptionally large items, please use the trash cans found near the beach accesses. The focus of this project is the smaller, potentially harmful items that are sometimes overlooked.
- Please do not go through your own trash to fill a container! We (and employees at local businesses) live here and know what sorts of trash come from the beach. If you cheat, you get nothing. While we support removing all trash from the beach, bringing trash to the beach just to pick it up defeats the purpose of what we're doing.
Thank you so much, and let's make your beach a better beach!