REAP- The Next Generation


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The Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan strives to clean up West Virginia and rid the state of unsightly litter. The REAP- The Next Generation initiative harbors all of the state cleanup programs within the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection. REAP is a powerful force in the campaign against illegal dumping and littering.

REAP focuses on cleanup efforts from both program staff and volunteers statewide. In a unique partnership, the program empowers citizens to take ownership of their communities by providing technical, financial, and resource assistance in cleanup efforts.

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File an Open Dump Complaint Click here to submit an open dump report to DEP officials and PPOD personnel to help with the location of dump sites and prosecution of violators.

Attention: WV citizens and retailers - Click here for a list of electronic takeback programs and compliant manufacturers.

Upcoming Events:

Volunteers Needed For Annual Great Kanawha River Clean-Up

The 27th Great Kanawha River Cleanup, sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017.

Those wishing to volunteer for this year’s cleanup are urged to register with the DEP so enough supplies can be obtained for each cleanup location. The DEP’s REAP program (Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan) will supply bags and gloves for volunteers and will arrange for trash to be hauled away. All volunteers will also receive free T-shirts for their efforts.


For more information or to register to volunteer, contact Terry Carrington at

or call 304-926-0499, ext. 1359.

Annual Adopt-A-Highway Volunteer Appreciation Day


Adopt-A-Highway Volunteer Appreciation Day Picnic will take place on Saturday, August 5th, 2017 at Lakeview Resort, located on Cheat Lake outside of Morgantown.  The Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Transportation will host the daylong celebration of volunteers who pick up litter along West Virginia highways.  Festivities begin at 9:00 a.m. with bingo, basket weaving, children’s games and other activities.  Participants may get their likeness drawn by a caricature artist and have their face painted by a face painter. 


Volunteers will be served lunch catered by Lakeview at noon.  Afternoon activities include presentation of the Annual Adopt-A-Highway Awards and announcement of the 2017 Adopt-A-Highway Volunteer of the Year.  Ten, fifteen, twenty and twenty-five year volunteers will receive lapel pins for years of service and a special Adopt-A-Highway safety vest imprinted with the number of years they have volunteered. 

Please call 1-800-322-5530 to register.

WV Make It Shine Earth Day Celebration, April 20, 2017

Each year, the Make It Shine Program sponsors an Earth Day celebration at The Clay Center in Charleston. During this event, school children are exposed to various displays regarding environmental protection, resource conservation, and energy efficiency. Many of these displays are "hands on" for the students.

If you would like to be an exhibitor for this event, click here.

If you would like to register your class or school, click here.

2017 Make-It-Shine Spring Cleanup
April 1-14, 2017

To register your group, click here. For more information,
contact Terry Carrington at
or call 304-926-0499, ext. 1359.


Adopt-A-Highway Statewide Cleanup

The Adopt-A-Highway Program will be having its annual Spring Statewide Cleanup on April 29th, 2017.
Everyone is encouraged to participate and Volunteers will receive a free gift. Please call 1-800-322-5530 by April 15th to register your group.

Free Day at the Landfill

Most public landfills in West Virginia will offer days where residents can bring their rubbish without having to pay tipping fees. For convienience, the WVDEP-REAP program has assembled a list of state landfills, along with contact information and scheduled free dumping days. Residents are advised to call in advance to confirm the landfill schedule, hours and limits on dumping.

The list of landfills and their free dumping days can be found here.


 REAP In The News:

WVDEP’s REAP Awards More Than $48,000

In Litter Control Grants


The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) has announced the recipients of the fiscal year 2018 Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan (REAP) Litter Control Matching Grants for fiscal year 2018.


The 18 recipients were approved for $48,328.68 in grant funding. Funding for the litter control program is generated through Legislative Rule §22-15A-4; “For unlawful disposal of litter, the circuit clerk shall deposit 50% of all civil penalties into the Litter Control Fund.”

Click here for full press release

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