Team Members to the Rescue
The Department of Community Enhancement’s Keep Chesterfield Beautiful team enhances the beauty of Chesterfield County daily by picking up litter/debris on secondary roads, cleaning fifteen major interchanges, picking up discarded furniture, appliances and more in cul-de-sacs, medians, ditches, and waterways. No matter what the weather brings, this team is on a pro-active mission.
Calvin Vonada and Summer Benton received a call from a business that someone had dropped a piano in a busy industrial center. This piano was obstructing traffic flow and visibility, so Calvin and Summer knew they had to move fast to remove this extremely heavy item. They were fortunate enough to see a forklift and driver close to the area and asked the driver to assist with lifting the piano into the truck for disposal.
Calvin and Summer were quick to respond to the removal request and made it safe for the customers of the industrial park and all residents traveling in that area.
What's New with the Keep Chesterfield Beautiful Program
The Ant-Litter program transferred from General Services to the new Department of Community Enhancement in February 2018. The program has been renamed to Keep Chesterfield Beautiful, which appropriately reflects our new mission of enhancing the beauty of neighborhoods within Chesterfield County.
The program will be even more pro-active due to the talent within the new department. We are looking forward to growing our existing program and “raising the bar” in the anti-litter campaign and increasing volunteerism within the county. The Keep Chesterfield Beautiful team would like to see more residents join our Adopt-A-Spot program, and volunteers that would like to represent their neighborhood regarding beautification projects led by the county. The team is excited about our new partnership and look forward to sharing our successes with you.
Report a Violation
Complete the Code Compliance Complaint Form to report a littering violation.
Presentations can be customized for a variety of topics and age levels. Invite a local expert to visit your:
- Church group
- Civic / neighborhood association
- Scout troop
- Or other organization
Requests must be made at least three weeks in advance (four weeks if requests are for March, April or May).
Community Enhancement Represents at Chesterfield County's Employee Engagement Day Event.
The Department of Community Enhancement was well represented at the county's Engagement Day Event, which was launched by Chesterfield County's Leadership Team to share ways that county employees can give back to their communities through a variety of volunteer opportunities. Full time employees are offered 24 hours of leave each year to use on approved community service projects.
Community Enhancement’s booth displayed various ways that volunteers can revitalize neighborhoods and assist senior and disabled residents in need of minor home repairs, yard work, landscaping, mobile home repairs and more. Bonnie Johnson and Pam Cooper enjoyed encouraging county employees to participate in the various programs.
Community Enhancement networked with other departments regarding sharing resources, skilled artisans, equipment, and material. We are looking forward to collaborating with other departments to enhance the quality of life in Chesterfield County.
The Anti-Litter Program has established the Adopt-A-Spot program to provide opportunities for community-spirited businesses, organizations, groups and individuals to enhance our neighborhoods by cleaning and maintaining a designated “spot”. The volunteer participants will agree to adopt a location for a minimum of one year and clean the site as frequently as participants deem necessary.
The Anti-Litter Program will supply garbage bags, reflective vests and litter grabbers. This program allows groups and individuals to adopt smaller and more secure areas, as opposed to busy roadways.
A community involvement program that promotes “good neighbor” practices, provides a safe and secure environment, and builds rapport among neighbors by coming together to beautify the neighborhood. The Anti-Litter program provides everything that you need to get this program started in your neighborhood.
The Business Partnership Program will enhance opportunities for county businesses to be protectors of the environment by collaborating with:
- Civic groups
The Business Partnership Program takes a collaborative approach to balancing environmental and economic interests for businesses, Chesterfield County and its citizens.
Past Award Winners
On behalf of Chesterfield County and the Anti-Litter Program, the business that annually demonstrates the greatest success in environmental stewardship will receive the Environmental Stewardship Award. Our past winners include:
- B&D Chimney Services
- Hevener’s Tire and Automotive
- Ironbridge Sports Park
- Southern RV
First Choice Business Community
Let’s work together and help enhance Chesterfield County as a First Choice business community!