Keep Chesterfield Beautiful
The Department of Community Enhancement’s Keep Chesterfield Beautiful (KCB) team is a Chesterfield County resource that is on a pro-active mission to serve, support and inspire a litter-free and attractive community. KCB works closely with volunteers, Community Enhancement inspectors, the Sheriff's Inmate Workforce and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).
Community Anti-Litter Opportunities
View our Put Litter in its Place video to learn more about anti-litter opportunities.
KCB team is looking for volunteers for their Adopt-A-Spot program. Organizations, businesses, individuals and volunteer groups are responsible for keeping certain areas litter-free. A spot may be a park, school grounds, libraries, parking lots, vacant lots, walkways, entry ways or any secured area.
You can make a difference by taking ownership of just a small piece of Chesterfield County as your adopted spot. In 2021, Adopt-A-Spot volunteers picked up over 10,000 pounds of litter and debris across Chesterfield.
The county will provide garbage bags and reflective vests as needed. Help keep our community litter-free and adopt a spot today!
In collaboration with neighborhood groups, community advocates and local organizations, Community Enhancement schedules community cleanups throughout the year. Neighbors are encouraged to participate in this community effort to keep our community a clean and welcoming environment. Please complete the community cleanup request form to schedule your cleanup.
Take Care of Your Square
Take Care of Your Square is KCB's newest initiative to help keep our community litter-free. Participating neighbors receive trash bags to clean up any litter in their immediate surroundings, including spaces such as ditches or adjacent wood lines. Once you've finished taking care of your square, KCB staff will pick up the filled trash bags on a pre-scheduled date. Help keep your surrounding area clean and litter-free!
For more information about Take Care of Your Square, please contact Summer Benton.
Community Anti-Litter Resources
Don't Trash Central Virginia Pledge
The Don't Trash Central Virginia Campaign unities localities in Central Virginia to fight against litter. Take action by taking the Don't Trash Central Virginia Pledge! Commit to helping keep Virginia litter free.
Great Virginia Greenup
Get caught in the act! Keep Virginia Beautiful wants to know about how you help to keep Virginia beautiful - how much of what you recovered on your pick up, how many trees planted and where, where did you clear a trail and remove invasive plants, etc. Reporting your efforts assists in planning, promoting and supporting ant-litter work across the state.
Donation Organizations and Resources
Please note that Chesterfield County does not endorse any of these organizations - these are only suggestions to assist with the donation of materials and vehicles.
Court-Mandated and Inmate Anti-Litter Programs
Individuals who require Circuit Court-mandated community service hours can participate in the Assign-A-Highway program, where a community service volunteer is assigned a designated area to pick up litter in Chesterfield County. Once the litter cleanup is complete, the KCB team checks the volunteer's work and documents the community services hours. In 2021, Assign-A-Highway participants completed over 5,500 community service hours and collected approximately 63,000 tons of litter and debris.
For more information about Assign-A-Highway, please call Community Enhancement at 804-717-6565.
Inmate Workforce Program
Crews made of Chesterfield County jail inmates work to clean highways, county historical sites, courthouses, fairgrounds and parks. In 2020 and 2021, the Sheriff’s inmate workforce picked up, respectively, 123,050 pounds and 103,000 pounds of litter and debris. The inmate workforce program also provides emergency cleanup during natural disasters.
In April 2022, six inmates helped to keep Chesterfield beautiful by cleaning up the trash, debris and plastic bags from the Route 10 wood line located across the street from the Ironbridge Kroger and adjacent to the Wawa. The work was completed in two hours, during which time the inmates collected 25 bags (approximately 625 pounds) of litter. This clean up is just one example of the noticeable positive impact the inmate workforce program provides to the Chesterfield community.