POLLUTION PREVENTION AND OPEN DUMP PROGRAM
The Pollution Prevention and Open Dump Program (PPOD) is a collaborative project between the WVDEP and FCSWA. By late 2010, the program had completed more than 15,000 projects, resulting in the removal of an estimated 147,000 tons of material which consisted of 26,000 tons of steel, 62,000 appliances, and over 2,000,000 tires.
District Map: To see control areas, use the District Map linked below.
File an Open Dump Complaint: Send a report to help identify open dump sites.
More Info: For more information about the Pollution Prevention and Open Dump Program, visit the WVDEP website page linked below:
Each year, under the Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan, tire collection events are held across West Virginia. These events take place in each county so WV residents can safely dispose of unwanted tires. Each person who presents valid WV identification can dispose of up to ten car or light truck tires (sixteen inches or less) that have been removed from the rim.
More Info: For more information on Tire Collection Events, visit the WVDEP website page linked below:
In the late 1980s, the Adopt-A-Highway Program was established in an effort to provide a low-cost solution for highway litter control. With a base of volunteers, the program also acts as an effective means of promoting environmental care through signage and public awareness. Additionally, for participating businesses, churches, and other organizations, the Adopt-A-Highway program offers a highly affordable means of exposure through highway signage that marks both sides of the road within the adopted areas.
Volunteer groups are furnished with garbage bags, safety signage, work gloves, and safety vests, while the Division of Highways provides the program with bag disposal. Individuals volunteering can be as young as twelve years old.
Interested in participating? Participants are required to first watch a short training video. Linked below are two videos provided by the Adopt-A-Highway program:
2018 Adopt-A-Highway Training Video: https://youtu.be/Wsr5HVyhw98
2018 Adopt-A-Highway Training Video – Sharps Safety: https://youtu.be/LCmCApG0un8
More Info: For more information about the Adopt-A-Highway program, visit WVDEP website page linked below: