York County, Virginia

York County Celebrates Earth Day


April 12, 2019

     Earth Day is Monday, April 22.  To honor this occasion, York County’s Department of Public Works and the County’s Beautification Committee, are holding a series of earth-friendly events.  For additional information, visit www.yorkcounty.gov/dpw or call (757) 890-3750.
 
  • Saturday, April 13 - Come visit our booth at Yorktown Market Days at Riverwalk Landing!  As always, we will have information to share on many environmental items (including Earth Day on April 22), and will have tools for a Recycling Scavenger Hunt.  See if you can find a water bottle, something cardboard, and other items that can be recycled!  Don’t forget to bring your plastic bags and we’ll add them to our bags to recycle for the Trex Bench Challenge, turning plastic bags into benches for our schools.
     
  • Saturday, April 20 - Got Tires?  They make a perfect mosquito breeding place, so bring your used tires to our Tire Recycling Event at the Public Works Complex, 105 Service Drive (off Goodwin Neck Road).  Mosquito Control will be on site from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for free drop off of up to five tires (on or off the rim).  Don’t forget to ask about yard inspections, and find out how getting rid of standing water (in tires, bird baths, even tarps!) can help fight the bite.

  • Monday, April 22 (Earth Day!) – Join us as the York County Beautification Committee and York River Academy Greenhouse Team break ground on the York County Demonstration Garden at the Waste Management Center, 145 Goodwin Neck Road, at 12:30 p.m.  Designed by the York River Academy Greenhouse Team, the garden is being planted and maintained by the students (with support from staff of the Waste Management Center) and includes plants native to our area that support local ecosystems. A combination of flowers and shrubs, all supportive of important pollinators, are planned for this space.
     
  • Saturday, April 27Drug Take Back, Shred Event, Plastic Bag Recycling, and Food Drive, ALL IN ONE!  The Sheriff’s Office D.A.R.E. program is partnering with the Department of Justice for a prescription drug take back.  Bring in your unused/unnecessary pills, patches, or liquids for a no-questions-asked drop off.  We want to keep these drugs off the streets and reduce the risk of theft and increase personal safety!  While you’re there, bring in your personal papers for free shredding services, your plastic bags for recycling, and nonperishable food items for the Peninsula Food Bank.
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