Keeping Hanover’s Streams Litter Free
Hanover County, which is a community characterized by its pristine rural landscape and its clean and vibrant suburban area, is committed to preserving a clean and healthy environment. The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) manages Virginia’s Adopt-A-Stream program, a statewide litter education and clean-up campaign aimed at promoting citizen-based stewardship of the Commonwealth’s Water Resources. Hanover County supports this State-run, citizen implemented program by accepting waste collected during Adopt-A-Stream clean-ups at the County’s convenience centers or transfer station at no charge. Hanover County will accept wastes it normally accepts with no charges provided wastes are properly separated and a pass is obtained before the clean-up occurs. Arrangement for free waste disposal should be coordinated with Hanover County’s Department of Public Works prior to any clean-up beginning.
This web page is intended to assist citizens and groups, who desire to Adopt-A-Stream in Hanover County. Specific information on the Adopt-A-Stream program, including frequently asked questions, duties and responsibilities, and application information are available at the DCR web site at Adopt-A-Stream Program or by contacting DCR at (804) 786-5056. Citizens and groups participating in the Adopt-A-Stream Program must contact Hanover County’s Department of Works if they desire to dispose of collected wastes at County facilities at no charge.
There is a four step process to participate in the Adopt-A-Stream program and have waste accepted at no charge by Hanover County. The process is as follows:
Step 1 - Identify a Stream (or section thereof) that you would be interested in adopting.
Step 2 - Refer to the DCR’s Adopt-A-Stream “How to Manual” to learn how to participate in the program.
Step 3 - Adopt-A-Stream through the State's program.
Step 4 – If desired, arrange for free waste disposal for your clean up. Hanover County will support clean-up efforts by providing free disposal of approved wastes that are generated during the clean-up at the County’s convenience centers or transfer station. Wastes need to be wastes that are normally accepted by the County and be properly separated. Free disposal can be arranged through the County’s Department of Public Works at (804)365-6181.