Happy 50th Earth Day! This isn’t the Earth Day we had envisioned, but that doesn’t change the need to acknowledge the importance of our environment in supporting our lives and quality of life. Do something good for the earth and Hampton today! J
Reminder: the HCCC Office is closed to the public, and all cleanups are discontinued until further notice. We’ll be sure to let you know when we reopen!
This announcement affects Walk Hampton Clean, Adopt-A-Spot Cleanups, Special Cleanups, Community Cleanups, Kayak Cleanups, Check Out and Clean Up Cleanups, and Newmarket Creek Clean Sweep Cleanups.
Right now, we are tentatively rescheduling all cleanup events to June 11 or later, but circumstances may change, so stay connected! If we can start cleaning up again sooner, we WILL!
Buckroe Beach Mural Vote: We thank you for your continued involvement and interest in the Parks master planning process. If you have been out in the city walking, you have likely noticed the on-going Buckroe Boardwalk sand removal in the park area, which is occurring prior to the resurfacing of the bike path. It is a striking difference.
As part of the boardwalk renovation effort, we are working on a mural on the lifeguard shack. Should you have an interest in voting for the design, please go here to vote: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/37SGQ5X. Voting is open through April 27!
Questions may be directed to Alison Eubank, AICP, Parks Planner, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please Help Prevent Litter! Here are ways you can help prevent litter:
- Put your trash (NOT RECYCLING) in bags, and tie or twist tie them closed.
- When you wear masks and gloves for safety, please put them in the trash when you’re finished with them. Too many people are littering them in store parking lots. Those masks and gloves are going to start clogging storm drains and littering the Chesapeake Bay!
- After garbage collection, please go out and pick up any accidentally left-behind garbage (preferably using gloves) and wash your hands thoroughly afterward! If you don’t pick it up, it will wash down our storm drains.
- Now more than ever, it’s important to share your Clean City ethics with family, friends, and neighbors! We can’t do cleanups right now, and every piece of trash that hits the ground has an 80 percent chance of ending up in the Chesapeake Bay. Please help spread the word!
- While we’re talking about litter… It’s great and essential when people pick up their pet waste. Otherwise IT goes into the Chesapeake Bay, too! But putting it in a bag is only half the job. The other half is getting it into a trash can. Otherwise, it becomes more litter.
HCCC Board and Committee Meetings for May: For more information or to sign up for a teleconference meeting, contact email@example.com or call 727-1130. Please make sure we have both your email address and your phone number.
April 28, 2pm – 3pm, Volunteer Recognition Event Committee Meeting, teleconference
May 7, 11:30am – 1:00pm, Litter & Recycling Awareness Committee, teleconference
May 11, 10am – 11am, Beautification Committee Tree Planting Subcommittee, teleconference
May 12, 3:30am – 5pm, Hampton Clean City Commission Meeting, teleconference
May 14, 6:30pm – 8pm, Hampton Waterways Restoration Project, tentative teleconference, check back with us
May 19, 3:30pm – 4:30pm, Clean & Green Workplaces Committee Meeting, teleconference
May 21, 1pm – 2pm, Bee City USA – Hampton Committee Meeting, teleconference
Tours de Trash! Upcoming Tours de Trash are:
- June 17: Tour de Trash Express to Goodwill! 9am-11am
- July 23: Tour de Trash Express to the Composting Facility! 9am-11:30am
- August 12: Tour de Trash Express to Goodwill! 9am-11am
- September 24: Tour de Trash Express to Composting Facility! 9am-11:30am
- October 28: Tour de Trash Express to Steam Plant! 9am-11am
- November 13: America Recycles Day Tour de Recycling, 9am-1pm, TFC MRF
Naturally these dates depend on widespread healthiness! So sign up, and we’ll all cross our fingers that the tours will go on!
To sign up for Tours de Trash Express or Tour de Recycling go to http://bit.ly/TourdeTrash, where there’s a full list of upcoming tours – you can sign up for all of them if you want to! For information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 727-1130.
Recycling Information: Would you like someone to come to your group and talk about recycling right when we can gather again? Contact email@example.com for a presentation! For quick questions, call 311 or HCCC at 727-1130.
Meanwhile, don’t let social distancing keep you from recycling right.
Here are FIVE IMPORTANT RECYCLING TIPS:
- Place unbagged recyclables in your container. No plastic bags at all, please.
- The only plastics that can be recycled now are bottles and jugs.
- Flatten cardboard and corrugated boxes to make more room for your other recyclables.
- Rinse or wipe cans, bottles, and jugs before putting them in your bin.
- Remember aluminum foil and foil pans (pie pans, baking pans, cookie sheets) can be recycled, just rinse or wipe.
Extra Recyclables or Live in an Apartment or Condo? Take them to the Yard Waste Transfer Site, 100 North Park Lane.
The same rules apply for drop-off recycling as for curbside recyclables: paper (boxes, newspapers, mail, food boxes, clean and dry), household-food-beverage plastic bottles and jugs only; glass bottles and jars only; metal cans, foil, and disposable aluminum baking sheets and pans; and milk and food cartons. NO PLASTIC BAGS, dirty diapers, garden hoses, or other trash. Questions? Call 311 (727-8311) or visit this link: https://hampton.gov/DocumentCenter/View/14663/Acceptable-Recyclables-Information?bidId=. Please don’t put anything else in either your home container or the drop-off containers. Thanks!
Connect with HCCC in 2020:
Sign up for web page notifications (news flashes and calendars) at https://hampton.gov/list.aspx.
Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. For more information, firstname.lastname@example.org or 757-727-1130.