Keep Leesburg Beautiful is a month-long opportunity throughout April each year for businesses, residents and community groups to come together to make Leesburg a cleaner place for all!
Youth groups, community organizations, churches, businesses, homeowners associations, families, and individuals are encouraged to participate. Keep Leesburg Beautiful is a great opportunity for anyone who needs to complete community service hours or volunteer experience!
The Town provides supplies, including safety vests, gloves, and orange bags. Volunteers head out into neighborhoods to pickup litter or perform other clean up efforts and beautification projects. Volunteers report when and where they leave their orange bags. The Town handles collection of filled bags and other items.
Golden Trash Can Award
Each year, the Town Council and Staff hold a clean-up challenge to see which group can collect the most trash. This year, the Town Council won the challenge, with 937 pounds collected! You can download a copy of the award presentation below:
Gather your friends, family, neighbors or co-workers and then select an area of Leesburg you would like to clean up or beautify. You can choose to work in your own community or choose a particular spot in town you think needs attention. We can also make suggestions for cleanup locations and help get permission from property owners (i.e., shopping centers) to work on their property. Main areas of focus for Keep Leesburg Beautiful projects throughout the Town include trash pickup along Town streets, stream cleanup and storm drain marking.
We are also seeking volunteers to assist with storm drain inlet marker inventory and condition assessments. With 6,847 storm sewer inlets in the Town of Leesburg, it would be extremely difficult for our inspection staff to visually check each inlet on a regular basis. We are asking for volunteers to help keep us updated on conditions of inlets in their community and around town. By just walking your neighborhood and noting if storm sewer inlets have a storm drain marker and what condition they are in, you are providing us with valuable information about our storm sewer system. We will provide a map with inlet locations and a checklist. Once you have completed your inventory, just email or fax us the form. If you notice inlets in need of repair, missing storm drain markers, or those that may be blocked with vegetation or trash, our Street Division can be notified to begin the work order for that location. We also have a form online for residents to use year-round to notify us of any issues with storm sewer inlets.
How to Volunteer
Please visit our Volunteer Information & Instructions page to get started. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Department of Public Works at 703-771-2790 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations Gladly Accepted!
Interested in donating supplies or materials? The Town provides trash bags, safety vests and gloves as well as storm drain markers to Keep Leesburg Beautiful volunteers. Your donation can help the Town's limited resources go further. If you would like to make a monetary donation, or an in-kind donation of supplies, please contact the Department of Public Works at 703-771-2790 or via email at email@example.com. Thank you in advance for your support of Keep Leesburg Beautiful!