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community outreach

The R-Board offers many programs to the City of Fredericksburg and Stafford County.

Litter Prevention

The R-Board provides litter pick-up in the City of Fredericksburg and Stafford County. Despite having only two litter crew members, they are responsible for keeping more than 400 miles of road litter-free. The R-Board urges everyone to avoid intentional littering. Putting litter where it belongs can create a cleaner community.

Secure Your Load

Unsecured loads are an accident waiting to happen.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, each year, more than 700 fatalities and 17,000 more injuries occur because of objects on the road. 80% of these crashes involve unsecured loads on passenger vehicles.

You can prevent accidents and protect your community by securing your load. Secure your load by tying down large objects with straps, or rope. Consider covering your entire load with a tarp or netting to prevent smaller objects from blowing out.

End Litter in Your Community

You can end litter in your community by volunteering to participate in litter pickups, reporting litter, and more. The R-Board has partners with the Rappahannock Regional Jail and Rappahannock Area Office on Youth to pick up litter along the roadsides in the City of Fredericksburg, and Stafford County. The R-Board employs a litter crew to clean up roadside litter on secondary roads. If you happen to see a spot on public, non-residential, non-commercial roads call 540-658-8680 to request a clean-up.

Volunteer to organize a cleanup in your community or local park. The R-Board provides all the supplies you need to improve your community. Call 540-658-8680 to arrange for trash bags, safety vests, gloves, litter pickers, and signs for your cleanup. We’ll even pick up the trash bags after you finish and let you know the weight of the collected trash.

Community Outreach Programs

Backyard Composting 101

2024, The R-Board offers backyard composting classes that teach you how to compost your food scraps and yard waste, which compost bin might be right for your needs, and how to maximize your compost process. Composting 101 classes are open to everyone, but only residents of Stafford County and the City of Fredericksburg will be able to receive a composting bin from the R-Board.

Get your free Earth Machine compost bin by attending one of our Backyard Composting classes!  Bins are free and only available to class participants who are City of Fredericksburg or Stafford County residents. Bins are limited to one per person, and are available for pickup at our Administrative Office during regular business hours. 

Join the R-Board at one of the following compost classes:

  • Thursday, June 27, 2024, Howell Branch, 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 25, 2024, Fredericksburg Branch, 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 29, 2024, Porter Branch, 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 26, 2024, Howell Branch, 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 24, 2024, Fredericksburg Branch, 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 14, 2024, Porter Branch, 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.


Community Pride

The R-Board can provide a 40-cubic yard waste container for your next neighborhood cleanup for $450.00.

Use the container for your community cleanup.  Advise us if you need safety vests or litter grabbers and we can arrange loaning them to you.

Complete the Community Pride Dumpster Request Form and mail or deliver it to the R-Board Administrative Office with your deposit. Dumpsters are available on a first come/first serve basis. Please call 540-658-5277 with questions.

Community Service

The R-Board is accepting community service workers. If you want to fulfill your hours picking up litter and completing other jobs at the Regional Landfill, please call 540-621-5213 for details.


Environmental Education Trailer

The Environmental Education Trailer is a mobile exhibit that showcases recycling, composting, interesting facts about marine debris, and more. This trailer is available to reserve for your next community event, school, or neighborhood gathering in the City of Fredericksburg or Stafford County.

To get an idea of what the trailer offers, you can watch the R-Board Environmental Trailer video. If you’re interested in reserving the environmental trailer for your next event, please contact Hope Mikelson at [email protected] or call 540-658-8680.

Regional Landfill Tour

Would you like to see how the landfill operates? Free tours of the Regional Landfill are available for all interested visitors. The tour will last for approximately an hour, and it will take place rain or shine, so make sure to dress appropriately. To ensure that the tour is tailored to your needs, R-Board staff will collaborate with you to customize it for your age group and time constraints. The landfill tour is available for individuals who are eight years old and above. Schedule your landfill tour by contacting Hope Mikelson at [email protected] or 540-658-8680.

If you cannot visit the landfill, enjoy our virtual landfill tour instead. 


Any Questions?

If you have any questions about anything relating to the R-Board, please refer to our FAQ pages! 

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