Youth Programs

  1. Adopt-A-Spot Opportunities for Youth

    The Hampton Clean City Commission’s Adopt-A-Spot program provides a flexible, meaningful opportunity for youth to participate in community environmental stewardship. While youth under age 18 require adult supervision while participating in the program, they are free to develop leadership and planning skills by arranging cleanup schedules, requesting and returning cleanup equipment, reporting results, and receiving recognition for their efforts.

  2. Community Cleanups Calendar

    The Community Cleanup program selects one spot each month to clean up, and most sites are youth friendly. The current Community Cleanup calendar is here.

  3. Plastic Film Recycling Challenge

    Hampton public and private schools are encouraged to participate in the Plastic Film Recycling Challenge sponsored annually by Trex Company, Inc. Schools collect plastic film (bags and wrappers), submit their results to Trex, and have the opportunity to win a plastic bench.

  4. Hampton City Schools Recycle

    Many Hampton schools participate in a recycling program already, but there’s always room for more or for improvement. Elementary schools have access to recycling toters that are collected by Hampton Public Schools. Middle and high schools have recycling dumpsters on site. Students can encourage and enhance these programs by participating in promotion and collections at their schools. For more information please email

  5. Youth Education & Presentations

    HCCC provides a variety of classroom and club presentations for youth, ranging from story times to hands-on outside education.

  6. Tours de Trash

    HCCC works with schools, organizations, and clubs to arrange tours of various solid waste facilities. Email for more information.

  7. Going Green Teens Slide Presentation

    Why Go Green? Find out now.

  8. School Pride In Action Program

    Youth education and activities are coordinated through the HCCC School Pride in Action Committee.

  9. askHRGreen Mini Grant Program offers environmental education mini-grants of up to $500 for classrooms and youth organizations. The mini-grants are intended to provide funding for environmentally-themed projects and may be used to fund a portion of or an entire project.