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Keep Virginia Beautiful Awards $750 Grant

to Gateway Streetscape Foundation

6th Annual “30 Grants in Thirty Days” Being Distributed in June

Richmond, Virginia (June 19, 2016) – Keep Virginia Beautiful is awarding its annual “30 Grants in Thirty Days” daily during the month of June.  Gateway Streetscape Foundation has been awarded a grant of $750 in the Beautification category.  Government, non-profit, civic and service organizations in Virginia were invited to apply for grants for $500 to $1,000 telling how they are addressing these pressing issues:  Litter Prevention, Recycling, Cigarette Litter Prevention, and Community Beautification. 


Since 2011, Keep Virginia Beautiful has provided over $110,000 to 140 organizations throughout the state.  This year, for the first time, we are awarding 45 grants because of the generosity of our partners at Altria, Keep America Beautiful, WestRock Foundation and Trex.

Gateway Streetscape Foundation in Collinsville will assist in the beautification of their community by improving and replanting sixty planters in the uptown district.  They will promote volunteering opportunities to the local businesses and schools, while making it a fun and educational opportunity for residents.  Funds awarded by Keep Virginia Beautiful will be used to purchase flowers, plants, soil, and supplies.  The project will showcase small businesses and historic landmarks while attracting visitors and promoting economic development. 


The mission at Keep Virginia Beautiful is to engage and unite Virginians to improve our natural and scenic environment through five impact areas:  Litter Prevention, Waste Reduction, Recycling, Beautification, and Environmental Education.  For more information on KVB, go to http://www.KeepVirginiaBeautiful.org.


Yellow Flower


November 15, 2016

In partnership with the Martinsville/Henry County Lions Club, Gateway is assisting in the recycling of eyeglasses.  You can donate your old eyeglasses at The Henry County Administration Building, the city of Martinsville Administration building, Rucker's Antique Emporium, Hugo's Restaurant, Butchers & Brews Restaurant, Clarence's Restaurant and El Norteno in the Patrick Henry Mall. 

April 28, 2018

Household Hazardous Waste Day 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 pm


Saturday April 28th, 2018


9:00 am-12:00 Noon

(Will be held rain or shine)



Basset Service Center

2285 Fairystone Park Highway, Bassett, Virginia

(Across from Bassett Office Supply)




(Not available to Commercial Businesses


Items you can bring


Solvents (mineral spirits, paint thinner, turpentine, acetone, etc).

Paints (oil base, polyurethane, tung oil, deck or oil base stains, etc.)

Fuels (gasoline, #2fuel oil, kerosene, diesel fuel, small engine fuel, heating oil, etc).

Automobile Fluids (motor oil, transmission fluids, antifreeze, etc).

Lead acid Batteries, Computer Equipment, cell phones, printer cartridges


Items not to bring


Smoke detectors, compressed gas cylinders, explosives, radioactive materials, household cleaners, pesticides, herbicides, drain cleaners, tires, light bulbs, tv’s


Sponsored by:

Environmental Options Inc., EMI, Henry County, City of Martinsville, Bassett Fire and Rescue and Gateway Streetscape Foundation