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Posted on: June 8, 2018

[ARCHIVED] HCCC News, June 8, 2018

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HCCC News, June 8, 2018



Many thanks to the Adopt-A-Spot participants who turned in reports since May 4th! We’re going to highlight those who turn their reports, so you can see who makes clean happen in Hampton!

Cris Ausink, of the Ausink Family, cleaned up twice from May 4 to June 8, picking up 6 bags of trash and 2 cigarette butts in the Tyler/Seldendale Neighborhood.

Charles Sikes reported that the Bellgrade Good Neighbors cleaned up Middle Road and a section of Commander Shepard Boulevard three times, removing 4 bags of trash and 22 cigarette butts.

Marilyn Burney reported that she and her dog Daisy cleaned up three bags of trash from Hall Road between Oldenburg Lane and Silver Isles Boulevard.

Deborah Fullhart reported that the Chenega Corporation cleaned up Butler Farm Road from Magruder to Harris, picking up 3 bags of trash and 422 cigarette butts.

Justin Stewart reported that the Cub Scouts Pack 151, 11 members, cleaned up 7 bags of trash and 243 cigarette butts from the Howe Farms Neighborhood. 

Rachel Delgado reported that the Delgado Rogers Family cleaned up Aberdeen Road, picked up 4 bags of trash and an infinity of cigarette butts.

Artistine Lang reported that the East End Neighborhood Association of the Peninsula cleaned up the Pleasant Shade Cemetery, removing 20 bags of brush, trash, and debris.

Michael Schetting reported that the Exchange Club of Wythe cleaned up Hampton Roads Center Parkway between Coliseum Drive and Magruder Boulevard, cleaning up 2 bags of trash and 1,150 cigarette butts.

Sharon Fladger said the Fladger Family picked up 1

bag of trash and 23 cigarette butts from a section of Woodland Road and Elizabeth Lake drive.

Linda Boone reported that the Friends of the Salt Marsh cleaned up 14 bags of trash and 75 cigarette butts.

Marcie Earhart reported that the Gloria Dei Middle School Student Council Association cleaned up the wooded area at the beginning of Willow Oaks Boulevard, cleaning up 2 bags of trash and only 2 cigarette butts.

Marnita Edwards reported for the Hampton Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.  They did 2 cleanups, picking up a total of 18 bags of trash and 500 cigarette butts.

John Moyer reported for the Hampton Citizens Police Academy Alumni Volunteers picked up 7.5 bags of trash and 978 cigarette butts from the City Hall area and Thomas Street.

Officer Myers reported that 17 volunteers from the Hampton Police Department Training Unit picked up 18 bags of trash and 704 cigarette butts on Bethel Avenue.

Carol Veneris reported that the Hampton Roads Networking Exchange Club picked up 4 bags of trash and 280 cigarette butts from Bluebird Gap Farm. 

Sam Jones reported that the Iota Phi Theta, Gamma Omega Chapter cleaned up twice at Big Bethel Road and Mallory School, cleaning up 13 bags of trash and 230 cigarette butts.

John Pisano reported that the JBLE 733rd LRS cleaned up LaSalle Avenue between Tidemill Lane and the Mercury Boulevard overpass 2 times, cleaning up 3 bags of trash.

Justin Herbst reported that the Langley Air Force Base 36th Intelligence Squad cleaned up Burbank Elementary School, cleaning up 13 bags of trash and leaves, a pile of debris, and 38 cigarette butts.

Jack Battle reported that Langley Air Force Base 440th SCOS picked up 7 bags of trash on Butler Farm Road.

Zachary Trogdon reported that the Navy MARMC cleaned up Grandview Nature Preserve Beach, cleaning up 10 bags of trash.

Tanieka Wilson reported that the Nubian Beautyz Social Club cleaned up King Street, picking up 5 bags of trash and 128 cigarette butts.

Imara Diaz reported that the One Love CommUNITY cleaned up River Street Park, cleaning up 4 bags of trash and 350 cigarette butts.

Diane Peters and Janet Tucker reported that the Peninsula Master Naturalists cleaned up Little Back River Road between Willow Oaks and Harris Creek Road, picking up 3 bags of trash and 160 cigarette butts.

Carol Veneris reported that the Peninsula Networking Exchange Club cleaned up Bluebird Gap Farm, cleaning up 6 bags of trash and 280 cigarette butts.

David Forrest reported that the Phoebus United Methodist Men cleaned up Willard Avenue 3 times, picking up 10 bags of trash and 334 cigarette butts.

Jack Rezabek reported that he and Corlease Sills cleaned up Machen Elementary School, picking up 2 bags of trash and 84 cigarette butts from the school grounds.

The Romero Family cleaned up Atlantic Avenue between Pembroke Avenue and Buckroe Avenue twice, removing 2 bags of trash and 3,012 cigarette butts.

Kristin Schultz, of the Schultz Family, cleans up the area around Westmoreland, Eastmoreland, Sterling, Fleming, Surry, and Westley. She removed 1 bag of trash was 89 cigarette butts!

Chris Smith reported that the Smith Family of Baker’s Farm cleaned up Semple Farm Road, cleaning up 4 bags of trash and 425 cigarette butts.

Jack Rezabek reported that Wesley United Methodist Church cleaned up around the intersection of Armistead Avenue and Tidemill Lane, picking up 1 bag of trash and 138 cigarette butts.

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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YARDS Contest Continues! 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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Spratley Fourth Grade Tour de Trash!

Spratley Gifted Center Fourth Graders went on their annual Tour de Trash on June 6th! They saw the landfill and its machinery, of course, but they also saw the methane to energy plant, the wastewater treatment facility, and several wildlife habitat areas! In addition, they asked some great questions! Thanks Waste Management - Bethel Landfill for hosting the tour! And thanks Spratley Fourth Grade teachers for planning it!

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HCCC Full Commission Meeting – Public Invited – June 12: 3:30pm, Goodwill Employment Center. Behind-the-Scenes Tour will follow the regular meeting. For information, contact or 727-1130.

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Oyster Gardening, June 21, 6pm: Sunset Boating Center, 800 S. Armistead Avenue

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Clean & Green Workplaces Committee Meeting, June 19, Goodwill Employment Center, Room 235, 1911 Saville Row, 3:30pm, information at  

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Water Quality Monitoring, June 18, 1pm, Back River and Elizabeth Lake. Contact Cris at or 727-5811, or Claire Neubert at  

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Shell Road Area Community Cleanup, June 15, 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 (would you believe it needs to be cleaned AGAIN?)
  • Guy Street
  • Hall Rd ditches
  • Hampton Roads Center Parkway at Big Bethel Road – ADOPTED!
  • Hampton Roads Center Parkway at Armstead Avenue – ADOPTED!
  • Harris Creek Rd ditches
  • Mercury Blvd at LaSalle Avenue
  • Old Buckroe Rd ditches
  • Pine Ave
  • Quash Street
  • River St Park shoreline rocks
  • Tucker-Capps wooded area - ADOPTED
  • 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! June 28, 2018 will be 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

Share information about our upcoming events!



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

  • June 15, 9am– Milford Avenue/Bright Street/Westwood Ave/Shell Road
  • 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, June 8, 2018
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