Litter Cleanup

The R-Board is concerned with litter in our community, especially the roads to the landfill. Not only is litter ugly, it is harmful to wildlife and causes traffic accidents.

River Cleanups

Friends of the Rappahannock River Cleanup
Each spring and fall, hundreds of volunteers come together to clean up the banks and tributaries of the beautiful Rappahanock River. The R-Board is proud to be a sponsor for this great effort. For more information visit Friends of the Rappahannock.

Annual Potomac Watershed Cleanup
For more information visit

R-Board Partnerships

The R-Board has partnered with the Rappahannock Regional Jail to pick up litter along the roadsides in Stafford, Fredericksburg, and the Rappahannock Canal in Fredericksburg. In FY2012, the inmates picked up 94,180 pounds of litter.

The  R-Board works with the Rappahannock Area Office on Youth for roadside litter cleanup up also. Youth with certain community service requirements pick up trash on weekends.

Litter Crew
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 540-658-4591 to request a clean up.

Secure Your Load
Be on the lookout for signs posted on the roads to the Regional Landfill. The signs are reminders to secure your load when you transport trash, brush, and other items in an open bed. It is illegal in Stafford County to carry an unsecured load. The penalty is a maximum $2,500 find and/or 12 months in jail.

Volunteer—Organize a Cleanup
The R-Board provides  all the supplies you need to spend a Saturday morning improving your neighborhood. Call 540-658-4591 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.

Call 540-899-4300 to participate in the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Adopt-a-Highway program.