Community Service

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Community Refuse and Recycling Program

Every Saturday morning from 8:00 am until Noon, the Lucketts Ruritan Club provides the Lucketts Community Refuse and Recycling Program at the Lucketts Elementary School.  This program is provided with the support of Loudoun County’s Solid Waste Diversion and Recycling Program.  The purpose of the event is to maintain the health of the community through the timely removal of refuse, and to improve the area environment through the proper disposal of waste.

Over the years, this program has also become a contact point for other community activities, such as Boy Scout projects and Girl Scout cookie sales. You never know who you may see at Saturday trash!

The procedures for Saturday morning trash are:

  • Must be a Loudoun County resident.
  • For household waste only.  No liquids, paint, yard waste, large furniture, toxic chemicals, car batteries and industrial waste.  Refer to www.loudoun.gov for county landfill information on these items.
  • Recycling for paper, bottles, cans, and plastic (symbols 1 – 7). Co-mingled and please remove plastic bags.  Boxes must be flattened!
  • Suggested donation is $6.00 for a household per week (4 large trash bags).  Larger loads should earn a larger donation. Please use the service and speak to a Ruritan if you have special needs.

Come and dump your trash, do your part for recycling, and say “Hi” to your neighbors.  We hope to see you on Saturday mornings!


Event Parking

Another way we raise funds is through organizing parking at community events.  The events range from special occasions to sporting and equestrian events. Ruritan members are trained in traffic control and efficient and safe parking methods.  It’s a good way to raise funds for the club and to get to know the happenings in the area.  We have organized parking at Morven Park Steeplechase Races and equestrian competitions, and partnered with other local Ruritan Clubs to park large events.

Event parking is another opportunity for volunteers.  It’s a great way to get to know fellow Ruritans and to raise money for the community. And since Lucketts’ weather is always nice (well, almost always), it’s a good excuse to get some fresh air!  Please contact a Ruritan if you are interested in volunteering for event parking.


Environmental Stewardship

The club also participates in other community service projects supporting the environment. Such projects include planting saplings at White’s Ford Regional Park located on the Potomac River near Lucketts.

This park, part of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority, will eventually offer hiking, camping, equestrian and small boating access facilities. The trees planted are native to the region and will provide wildlife and bird habitat.

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All Photos by Steve Hillebrand