Litter Control and Recycling
Josh Fleenor, Litter Control Coordinator
Lee County Courthouse
Room 110 ,
P.O. Box 367
Jonesville, VA 24263
Welcome to the Lee County Litter Control and Recycling information page. This page is designed to give you an idea of what Lee County is doing to address Litter and Recycling issues in our county. It should also provide you with ways in which you can help these efforts everyday.
We as Lee county citizens have inherited such a beautiful piece of this world. We are blessed with glorious mountains, rolling hills, deep green valleys, and streams that are second to none in beauty. It is our duty as citizens of this county to help maintain what we have been given. Below is a list of ways that an everyday citizen can help Keep Lee County Beautiful:
- Do NOT Litter: If you would like a free litter bag to put inside your vehicle please contact the Litter Control Office
- Keep your property free of litter and clutter: Old cars, washers, dryers, garbage, scrap metal, and much more can be considered as litter (many of these items can be sold at local scrap yards)
- Volunteer: Call the Litter Control Office to ask about ways you can volunteer and get involved
- Report Illegal Dumping and Heavy Littered Roads: This will help the Litter Office identify locations that need to be cleaned
Take ALL solid waste (building debris, tree trimmings, etc.) that is not household garbage to the transfer station located in Jonesville. Their prices are reasonable:
- General Waste: $37.50 per ton
- Tires: $60.00 per ton
- Metal: FREE
Convenience Centers (dumpsters) are located throughout the county and they take Household Garbage, White Goods (metal), mattresses, and couches. They are free for use by Lee County Residents!
- Probationers are assigned a 1 mile stretch of highway that they must clean once every two weeks
- As of May 1, 2009 Lee County had 120 participants
- The Litter Office receives Community Services workers through the Court System.
In July of 2009, Lee County implemented a county wide recycling program. The vision for the program was simple; we wanted an effective program at a low cost. We have partnered with Tri-City Waste Paper in these efforts and at this time in Lee County, the citizens are able to recycle the following products: Cardboard, Plastic Bottles (1 & 2), Mixed Paper, and Newspaper. We will have 10 centers throughout the county by December 1, 2009. They are located within our convenience centers in Blackwater, Flatwoods, Stickleyville, Ewing, Dryden, Ben Hur, Gibson Station, Woodway, Keokee, and at the Transfer Station Gate.
- Cardboard: Please place the corrugated cardboard in the appropriate slot, dry and flattened.
- Plastic Bottles (1 & 2): Usually any household bottle is a 1 or 2 plastic bottle. If you are not sure, simply look at the bottom for one of these symbols:
- Please be sure to rinse out your bottles and remove the caps.
- Newspaper: This is newspaper and anything that comes inside of it (sales paper, coupons, etc.)
- Mixed Paper: This can be any paper products that are not newspaper. Such products include, but are not limited to Cereal Boxes, Beverage Boxes, Shoe Boxes, Shredded Paper, Notebook Paper, Books, Magazines, etc.
(Please DO NOT put used tissue paper or toilet paper in the bins)
If you have any questions about the program, or to find a site near you, please feel free to contact the Lee County Litter and Recycling Coordinator, Josh Fleenor.