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Posted on: July 6, 2018

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HCCC News, July 6, 2018


NEEDED: Crews of 6+ Volunteers to Prevent Littering at Grooving by the Bay Through September 2nd! 

It’s unfortunate, but true. Sometimes people go to events to have a good time and completely lose their heads! They LITTER! Part of the reason is that they see the litter that other people have dropped. We need highly motivated volunteers to patrol the area at Grooving by the Bay to pick up litter before it triggers other littering and to thank people who use the trash cans. Are you the right person who will put together a team? If you are, contact HCCC at or 727-1199 to sign up for one or more nights of Grooving by the Bay. Volunteer times are 5:45pm – 9pm. Volunteers will be equipped with litter sticks, safety vests (to identify you as a volunteer), work gloves (if you want them), and trash bags.

July 8     Coolin Out

July 15   The Janitors

July 22   Rare Mixx

July 29   Tidewater Drive Band

Aug. 5   Michael Clark Band

Aug 12   Soul Intent

Aug 19   Blackout Band

Aug 26   Hot Cakes Band

Sep 2     The Rhondels

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YARDS Contest Nominations NEEDED!

 We need some great nominations! When you see a beautiful yard, or if you know of someone who landscapes organically or has a wildlife habitat on their property, please send a nomination via our web link at, email at, or by phone at 727-1130. All we need is the Hampton street address, we’ll take care of the rest. For more information, contact

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Do You KNOW How Many Cigarette Butts HCCC Volunteers Picked Up in FY2018 (July 2017- June 2018)?

One answer is TOO MANY! And that’s a good answer. But to be more specific, they picked up 114,650 cigarette butts. They saved 229,300 gallons of water from being polluted by those things. That’s enough water to fill 4,170 rain barrels…

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Many thanks to the Adopt-A-Spot participants who turned in reports since June 8th! 

We’re going to highlight those who turn their reports, so you can see who makes clean happen in Hampton! This month they cleaned up 152 bags of trash and 3771 cigarette butts!

4+ Cleanups in June:

Marilyn Burney cleaned up Hall Road from Oldenburgh Lane to Silver Isles Boulevard nearly daily.

Hampton Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta cleaned up a section of Armistead Avenue and a neighborhood Street seven times.

Hampton Citizens Police Academy Alumni Volunteers cleaned up the City Hall/Courts block and Thomas Street nine times.

3 Cleanups in June:

Bellgrade Good Neighbors cleaned up Middle Road and a section of Commander Shepard Boulevard.

2 Cleanups in June:

Nubian Beautyz Social Club cleaned up a section of King Street.

The Romero Family cleaned up a section of Atlantic Avenue.

1 Cleanup in June:

Community Cleanup Volunteers cleaned up the Shell/Westwood/Bright/Milford area.

Exchange Club of Wythe cleaned up Hampton Roads Center Parkway from Coliseum Drive to Magruder Boulevard

The Fladger Family cleaned up a section of Elizabeth Lake Estates.

Gloria Dei Luther Middle School Student Council Association cleaned up a section of Willow Oaks Boulevard.

Hampton Mercury Lions Club cleaned up a section of Mercury Boulevard.

Hampton Roads Networking Exchange Club cleaned up Bluebird Gap Farm.

Langley Air Force Base 733rd LRS/Fuels Management Flight cleaned up sections of LaSalle Avenue and Tidemill Lane.

Langley Air Force Base Club 5/6 cleaned up a section of LaSalle Avenue.

Men of 78 (USS Gerald R Ford) cleaned up Kecoughtan High School.

One Love CommUNITY cleaned up River Street Park.

Science Systems & Applications Inc. cleaned up a section of Armistead Avenue.

Smith Family of Baker’s Farm cleaned up a section of Semple Farm Road.

Smok’n Jewl’z MC (formerly Lady X Riders) cleaned up Davis Middle School.

United Christian Brotherhood cleaned up a section of Big Bethel Road.

VA Eagles Football and Cheer cleaned up the Spratley athletic fields.

Zeta Omicron Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. cleaned up a section of King Street.

The Hampton Clean City Commission is so very grateful for the volunteers who give their time and energy to cleaning up our city streets and public areas. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Adopt-A-Spot participants, send photos so we can spice up this weekly report!

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Hampton's Clean the Bay Day final results are in! 

Thanks to our 159 volunteers who cleaned an estimated 3,597 lbs of litter and debris along with 1,510 cigarette butts from 20 miles of our waterways.

Who are these CTBD volunteers?

U.S. Coast Guard Traning Center, Arcadis-Desgin and Consultancy, Armistead Pointe Park volunteers, Buckroe Improvement League, Boy Scout Troop 29, Cub Scout Pack 9, Cub Scout Pack 143, Dandy Haven Marina volunteers, Downtown Hampton-Mill Pt. Park volunteers, Elizabeth Lake Estates Morning Walkers,  Friends of Grandview Island, Gosnold Hope Park volunteers, Gosnold Hope Park canal/Back River boater volunteers, Hampton Clean City- Waterways Restoration Project boater, Hampton Clean City-Waterways Restoration Project - shoreline volunteers, Peninsula Master Naturalists, and Spratley Ecology Club.

These volunteers are change makers for cleaner water!

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HCCC Full Commission Meeting – Public Invited – July 10, 3:30pm: Hampton Clean City Commission Conference Room, 1296 Thomas Street. For information, contact or 727-1130.

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Oyster Gardening, July 13 & 27, 7amDandy Haven Marina, 374 Dandy Haven Rd. For information, contact, 727-1158.

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Water Quality Monitoring, July 15, 1pm: Back River, Elizabeth Lake, Newmarket Creek. Contact Cris at or 727-5811.  

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Clean & Green Workplaces Committee Meeting, July 17, 3:30pm: Goodwill Employment Center, Room 235, 1911 Saville Row, information at  

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Lee Street Community Cleanup, July 20, 9am! Please come out to help us. The more volunteers we have the more we can clean up! Sign up at

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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
  • Carver Street
  • Freeman Drive
  • Guy Street
  • Hall Rd ditches
  • Harris Creek Rd ditches
  • Mercury Blvd at LaSalle Avenue
  • Old Buckroe Rd ditches
  • Pine Ave
  • Quash Street
  • River St Park shoreline rocks
  • 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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HCCC History! 2018 is HCCC’s 40th anniversary, and we’re highlighting volunteers and achievements from the past to the best of our ability. If YOU have photos, stories, experiences, or mementos that you would like to share with us, we’d love them! In the regard to the mementos, please send photos of them. J T

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Recycle all your plastic food, beverage, and household containers!! Yay TFC Recycling for including all plastic household containers in their list of recyclables! Take advantage of the opportunity! Yogurt cups – check! Applesauce cups – check! Syrup bottles - check!! Just remember – NO foamed plastic (“styrofoam”)! 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!

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2018 Community Cleanups Schedule

  • July 20, 9am – Lee Street (Armistead to South Armistead)
  • August 17, 9am – Darling Stadium
  • September 21, 9am – Shell Road (Algonquin to Colonial)
  • October 19, 3pm – Shell Road (Pine Ave to Childs Ave)
  • November 16, 3pm – Aberdeen Road (Briarfield to Wingfield, including Wingfield)

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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 contacting

  • 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.


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 NEWSLETTER Feedback: What do we need to do to give you a newsletter you can use? 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, July 6, 2018
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