CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Applications are now available for state residents to sign up for this year's Make It Shine Statewide Spring Cleanup. Volunteers have until March 1 to register with the state Department of Environmental Protection. The annual event is jointly sponsored by the DEP and the state Division of Highways.
During the first two weeks of April, the DEP's Make It Shine program will provide resources such as cleanup materials, waste hauling and landfill fees to citizens volunteering to remove litter from the state's landscape. Cleanups must be conducted on public lands. Community drop off sites, household garbage collection and cleanups on private property do not qualify.
Last year, more than 4,800 volunteers removed about 220 tons of litter and debris.