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Posted on: January 11, 2019

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HCCC News: January 11, 2019




Happy New Year! 

Happy New Year to all our volunteers and supporters! We appreciate each and every one of you!

We know that you are as proud of our community as we are, and that you are the kind of people who dig in and get things done. We need a lot more people like you. We would very much appreciate you sending photos, ideas, projects you’ve undertaken, anything that will inspire other HCCC supporters and volunteers and Hampton residents to reach higher and work harder to keep our city clean and green.

Also, we always appreciate feedback on our newsletter – is it too long, too short, too repetitive, sent too often, not sent often enough? Let us know. We want you to read this thing!  

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Clean & Green Workplaces Committee Meeting, January 15, 3:30pm: Goodwill Employment Center, Room 235, 1911 Saville Row, information at    

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HCCC Office Closed, January 21: Martin Luther King Jr Day, information at  

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Lights! Camera! Murder! Fundraiser, January 24, 7:00pm

A tantalizing night in Tinseltown is filled with twists and terror, in addition to helping fund Hampton Clean City Commission environmental education efforts. Join us on January 24 from 7:00pm to 9:30pm to solve the mystery and support HCCC! Registration required, $35 per person.

After a night of accolades at the Academy Awards Show, you will attend the A-list after-party hosted by millionaire Vanity Affair. While socializing and schmoozing with Hollywood’s elite, careers will be made, secrets will be revealed, scandals will be broken and a homicide will happen. With a V.I.P. victim and the celebrities all suspect, you will be called upon to find the criminal by cracking this red carpet caper. As the night unfolds, so will a web of lies and scandals intricately woven to point you to a killer. It is up to you to uncover the clues or the culprit will remain concealed. Come walk the blood red carpet for a night of secrets, celebrities & scandal while enjoying an Italian dinner prepared by the Woman's Club of Hampton.

For more information: or 757-727-1130 

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Newmarket Creek Resilience Community Meeting, January 31, 6pm – 8:30pm, Hampton Roads Convention Center: Join the City of Hampton and the design team, including experts from the Netherlands, to discuss potential projects to improve resilience, and to share your thoughts.

Connect to our Resilient Hampton social media and website for updated information. We hope to see you there!

City of Hampton contact: Lucy Stoll, AICP, 757.727.6301,,  

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Hampton Reduce/Reuse/Recycling Community Collection Day, February 2, 2019, 9am - Noon

Join HCCC, Goodwill, Hampton Health Department, SPCA, Booker Elementary School, and Gift of Reading, among others, in a Community Collection to increase awareness of the value of reusing materials and to provide much-needed goods to people and organizations that need them.


Electronics for Goodwill: PCs, Laptops, Printers, Monitors, Flat Screen TVs only, Stereos, Circuit Boards & Components, CD & DVD Players

Clothing, Furniture, & Household Goods for Goodwill: Clothing, Shoes, Good Condition Furniture, Linens, Books, Dishes, Houseware, Cookware

Food Donations for Foodbank: Canned Meats, Canned Vegetables & Fruits, Pasta Meals, Hearty Meaty Soups, Peanut Butter & Jelly, Box Rice, 100% Fruit Juice

Plastic Bags & Wrap for Booker Elementary School: Bags: Grocery, Bread, Dry Cleaning, Newspaper, Ice, Ziploc, Produce, Salt, & Cereal; Wrap: Bubble & Packing

Pet Supplies for SPCA: Blanket, Towels, Pet Food, Pet Accessories (collars, leashes, jackets, sweaters, etc.), Puppy Pads, Litter Boxes, Scratching Posts, All in Good Condition

Paperback Books for Gift of Reading: Fiction, Nonfiction, Reference, Dictionaries, Educational

School Supplies for Hampton City Schools: Composition Books, Paper, Glue Sticks, Pens, Pencils, Crayons, Coloring Pencils, Highlighters, Rulers


Workshops & Displays: Native Plants for Native Bees, Hampton’s Community Gardens, Recycling, Composting, Rabies, and more!

Tours: Behind the Scenes at Goodwill

Explore: The Goodwill Employment Center to see what services & programs it can offer

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Litter & Recycling Awareness Committee Meeting, February 7, 11:30am: Mama Rosa’s Restaurant, 617 E Mercury Blvd, information at  

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HCCC Full Commission Meeting – Public Invited – February 12, 3:30pm: Hampton Clean City Commission Conference Room, 1296 Thomas Street. For information, contact or 727-1130.

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Hampton Waterways Restoration Project Committee Meeting, February 14, 6:30pm: Ft Monroe Community Center Meeting Room, 100 Stilwell Avenue, information at    

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Come home with a completed 55-60 gallon black or gray rain barrel ready to install - USE RAIN FOR YOUR PLANTS, WASHING VEHICLES, YARD TOOLS. 

“Make Your Own Rain Barrel” Workshops


  SAT. FEBRUARY 16TH - 9-11 AM

  SAT. MARCH 9TH – 9-11 AM

  SAT. MARCH 23RD -9-11 AM

  SAT. MAY 11TH - 9-11 PM

            Workshop for ONLY $50!            


Register at   Quick Links- Rain Barrel Workshop Registration

Questions?  Contact Cris at or 757-727-1158

Convenient Location:   Y.H. Thomas Complex- Clean City Commission Conference Room at 1296 Thomas Street, Hampton, VA 23669 (entrance is at far end of parking lot)

Sponsored by the VCE Hampton Master Gardeners   & Hampton Clean City Commission

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Cleanup volunteers: The list of extremely littered spots is growing! We really need your help! We’ll be adding some additional community cleanups, but we would welcome your willingness to plan a cleanup at one of these sites:

  • Aberdeen Rd Turnaround at Wendy’s on
  • Big Bethel Road
  • Briarfield Park Ditch Line
  • Carver Street
  • Freeman Drive
  • Guy Street
  • Harris Creek Rd ditches
  • Ivy Home Road
  • Mercury Blvd at LaSalle Avenue
  • Old Buckroe Rd ditches
  • Pine Ave
  • Quash Street
  • Tyler/Settler’s Landing/I-64 at HU Intersection
  • Victoria Blvd HRT parking lot on houses side

If you’re willing to help out: or 727-1130

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New Year, New Resolution to Recycle Right!!

Now is a good time to resolve to clean up your recycling bin! Make sure you only put the recyclable items listed into your container or the drop-off containers. Just remember: PPMG!

Paper: almost all paper except paper layered with plastic or metals, the exception being paper cartons!

Plastics: all plastic household food and beverage containers except foamed plastic

Metals: all metal food and beverage containers

Glass: all good and beverage containers

One essential recycling resolution: NO PLASTIC BAGS in the recycling containers! They can be taken to school participating in the plastic bag recycling contest or to local grocery stores, but they DO NOT go into the recycling containers!

If you’d like some guidance, visit the Round Robin episode on recycling plastics:

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Drop-off Recycling Information – if you live in an apartment or condominium and don’t have recycling provided by your management, or if you have a lot of extra recyclables for some reason, you can use one of Hampton’s three drop-off containers! They’re located at:

  • Hampton Yard Waste Site, 100 North Park Lane (just off Big Bethel Rd)
  • Briarfield Park, 1540 Briarfield Road
  • Gosnold’s Hope Park, 900 Little Back River Road

All these sites accept the same materials that are accepted in the curbside recycling program! Including the cartons and plastics!

HCCC has refrigerator magnets with recycling information on them, thanks to AskHRGreen! If you’d like one, stop by the office!

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Open for 2019 Community Cleanups Suggestions

Where are the places in Hampton that need to be cleaned up? Nominate them today! 

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Nominate a Clean & Green Workplace for an award!

If you know of a business that fulfills many of the following criteria, nominate them for a Clean & Green Workplaces Award by filling out the form at  

  • Litter-free efforts apparent
  • Attractive premises
  • Contributions to community, community partnerships, donations, sponsorships
  • Recycling and/or waste – reduction efforts
  • Urban forestry
  • Sustainable landscaped areas that are attractive and beneficial to local wildlife
  • Energy conservation practices
  • Water conservation practices
  • Overall impression of workplace
  • Heritage preservation

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If you have some sheets and blankets that are too good to throw away or recycle, but not really good enough to give to a charity, the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter is the perfect place for them! Drop them at 5843 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, 8am-5pm 7 days a week, or call 757-933-8900 for information.

Cat Corner could use your brown paper grocery bags! Drop them off at 85 Fulton Street, Hampton. Call 757-722-0590 for hours of operation.

THRIVE Peninsula needs your paper and plastic bags! They use them to pack food for the people they help. Call 757-877-6211 for information.


Looking for Recycling Feedback: What do you need to know to be the best recycler you can be? Email

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Looking for nominations for:


Hampton Clean City Commission Board – oversees the programs and projects of the Hampton Clean City Commission and focuses on recognizing volunteers, board members are appointed by City Council. Contact for more information. Fill out a Board Bank application at

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Beautification Committee – works on a variety of projects including the YARDS Contest, tree tours, beautification projects, and education. Contact

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Clean & Green Workplaces Committee – works on the quarterly Clean & Green Business Awards, the Virginia Peninsula Clean Business Awards breakfast, and other workplace related projects. Contact

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Hampton Waterways Restoration Project – works on a variety of clean waterway projects, including shoreline cleanups, water monitoring, and education. Contact

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Litter & Recycling Awareness Committee – works on cleaning up Hampton through special cleanups and the Adopt-A-Spot program, as well as encouraging litter-free events, solid waste education efforts, and trash tours. Contact

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School Pride In Action Committee – educators (formal and informal) who encourage environmental lessons and activities in the classroom and on the school grounds, as well as emphasizing teacher education. Contact

HCCC News, January 11, 2019
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