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Posted on: November 2, 2018

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HCCC News 

November 2, 2018

 

GOOD TO DO & KNOW!

 

Look for a special Volunteer Recognition Edition of the newsletter soon!

 

Schools Appearance Index Update

Many thanks to Khrista Brownlee, McKinley Pierce Jr, Shirley Boyd, Marty & Geoff Tennille, Felicia Holland, and Lisa Garber, participants in our annual Schools Appearance Index! They rode a van to every public school in Hampton on October 27 to evaluate schools for landscaping, solid waste management, and exterior building maintenance. The purpose of the survey is to provide the schools with a snapshot of how their schools look so they can work on making their appearance better and better! The results haven’t been tallied yet, but these folks gave a lot of time and attention to this project and deserve a round of applause.

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Smith Elementary Sharks Cleaned Up on October 13!

Khrista Brownlee led a team of staff, students and parents who cleaned up Smith Elementary School grounds on a Saturday morning. Principal Patrina Jenkins was right out there with the kids and parents hauling tree debris. A total of 43 people came out and cleaned up an estimated 125 bags of debris and 500 pounds of branches!

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Clean & Green Workplaces Committee Meeting, November 20, 3:30pm: Goodwill Employment Center, Room 235, 1911 Saville Row, information at hccc@hampton.gov.    

Mark your calendars for:  Saturday, February 2, 9am – Noon, Hampton Community Collection Day, and Thursday, March 7, for the Hampton-sponsored Virginia Peninsula Clean Business Forum, with a presentation on green funerals.

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Aberdeen Road & Wingfield Drive Community Cleanup, November 30,3pm! Please come out to help us. The more volunteers we have the more we can clean up! Sign up at hccc@hampton.gov.

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Hampton Waterways Restoration Project Committee Meeting, November 8, 6:30pm: Ft Monroe Community Center Meeting Room, 100 Stilwell Avenue, information at causink@hampton.gov.    

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The Fabulous Reduce & Reuse Yard Sale Fundraiser, Saturday, November 10, 8am – 2pm,Hampton Clean City Commission Office, 1296 Thomas Street:

Practice Reduce-Reuse-Recycle AND help the Hampton Clean City Commission purchase needed supplies for projects and educational materials!

DONATE the kinds of materials you would buy at a yard sale: new & gently used linens; household goods; tableware; men’s, youth, and baby’s clothing in new or great condition; working household appliances; collectibles; toys in good condition.

DONATE BY November 7, please pre-price donated items, bring to HCCC Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm.

BUY the materials donated to the cause.

Cash and checks (made out to City of Hampton) accepted.

For more information: 757-727-1130 or hccc@hampton.gov  

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HCCC Office Closed, November 12: Veteran’s Day, information at hccc@hampton.gov  

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HCCC Full Commission Meeting – Public Invited – November 13, 3:30pm: Hampton Clean City Commission Conference Room, 1296 Thomas Street. For information, contact hccc@hampton.gov or 727-1130.

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Tour de Recycling, November 15, 9am – 1pm: Sign up to board a bus and visit the Chesapeake TFC Material Recovery Facility and get a behind the scenes tour at Goodwill in Hampton. You’ll learn a lot and be amazed – what better way to spend a Thursday morning! Information at hccc@hampton.gov  

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Paint Night Fundraiser, December 6, 6:30pm – 9:00pm: Painting With A Twist, 1230 Merchant Ln, $40 per person, register at https://www.paintingwithatwist.com/studio/hampton-va/event/1752510/. Money raised will purchase environmental education materials. For information, contact hccc@hampton.gov or 727-1130.

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NEXT Litter & Recycling Awareness Committee Meeting, January 3, 11:30am: Mama Rosa’s Restaurant, 617 E Mercury Blvd, information at hccc@hampton.gov  

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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
  • Hall Rd ditches
  • 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: hccc@hampton.gov or 727-1130

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Share information about our upcoming events!

 

GOOD TO REMEMBER!

 

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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbsuPXIFBiQ&list=PL3761D4B106784B15&index=7.

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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! hccc@hampton.gov 

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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 https://hampton.gov/FormCenter/Hampton-Boards-Commissions--Committees-5/Clean-City-Commission-Quarterly-Hampton--64:  

  • 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.


ANNOUNCEMENTS!

Looking for Recycling Feedback: What do you need to know to be the best recycler you can be? Email hccc@hampton.gov

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Looking for NEWSLETTER Feedback: What do we need to do to give you a newsletter you can use? Email hccc@hampton.gov

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Looking for nominations for:


LOOKING FOR COMMITTEE MEMBERS! 

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 hccc@hampton.gov for more information. Fill out a Board Bank application at https://hampton.granicus.com/boards/forms/239/apply/623877?code=34def5d9-e341-4ae1-9448-a571250065f4.

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

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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 hccc@hampton.gov

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

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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 hccc@hampton.gov

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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@hampton.gov



HCCC News, November 2, 2018
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