The county is providing the free cargo nets, while supplies last, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. as an active step to address ongoing littering. The nets will be given away at both Goochland’s Central Convenience Center (1908 Hidden Rock Lane) and Western Convenience Center (3455 Hadensville-Fife Road).
The county encourages drivers to cover their load and keep trash off the road by using cargo nets or similar devices. Securing loads when hauling trash and other materials helps prevent items from leaving truck beds or trailers, reducing litter and roadway hazards.
The give-away is part of the multi-pronged approach Goochland County staff are taking to combat the ongoing issue of trash along County roadways. Other methods include policing high traveled/high litter areas with General Services staff as well as working with residents to help report areas where VDOT can provide roadside litter removal. General Services staff have posted signage at both the Central and Western Convenience Centers reminding and educating users about the need to “cover their loads” to prevent littering.
Opportunities also exist for residents to volunteer towards litter removal efforts. VDOT offers an “Adopt-A-Highway” program and provides bags and other materials at no cost to volunteers. The Goochland Anti-Litter and Recycling Council (GARC) offers both an “Adopt-A-Spot” program and works with VDOT on anti-litter efforts. For more information on these opportunities to volunteer, please visit www.virginiadot.org and www.goochlandva.us, call (804) 556-5340 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please call VDOT to report roadside litter issues at 800-PRIDEVA.