Facts about the Commission

Interesting Information

The Hampton Clean City Commission (HCCC) is a volunteer citizens organization endorsed by Hampton City Council in 1978 to address Hampton's litter problem. The commission is a certified Keep America Beautiful Clean Community Organization. Since 1978, commission volunteers have donated countless hours and invaluable expertise and enthusiasm in addressing the environmental quality of our city.

HCCC is a grant-funded, nonprofit agency within the City of Hampton that employs a full-time executive coordinator and two staff members. The Full Commission, the governing body of the commission, is composed of nine Hampton citizens appointed by City Council for four-year terms, committee chairs, ex officio members, advisors, and staff members. The Full Commission meets monthly, usually on the second Tuesday of each month. The Full Commission, committee members, cleanup and beautification project volunteers, sponsors, and others who help HCCC meet its mission are all valued members of the group.


The Commission sponsors a variety of activities, including these and many more:

  • Adopt-A-Spot program
  • Arbor Day ceremonies
  • Beautification projects
  • Clean & Green Business Awards
  • Community cleanup projects
  • Earth Day activities
  • Educational exhibits and presentations
  • Keep Hampton Green tree planting fund
  • Rain Barrel workshops
  • School Pride In Action environmental education activities in schools and with youth organizations
  • Tree planting projects
  • Solid waste educational programs
  • Waterway and beach cleanups
  • Water quality monitoring
  • Yards Are Really Distinctive Showplaces Contest

In addition to local activities, the commission is a partner with HR Green, the North American Association for Environmental Education, the statewide Virginia Council for Litter Prevention and Recycling, the Virginia Urban Forest Council, the Virginia Recycling Association, and the Volunteer Center, .


Each year, volunteers offer their time, energy, and talents to the commission to help make Hampton a clean and beautiful city. The work accomplished by commission volunteers can be seen on virtually every street and in every park and school in the city.

The Hampton Clean City Commission really makes a difference! Join us (PDF) as we work to keep Hampton clean and beautiful! To volunteer your time and talents, request more information about HCCC programs and committees, ask questions or pass along suggestions, contact us at: Phone: (757) 727-1130

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