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Posted on: November 8, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Things to Do & Know! November 8

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HCCC Planning Survey Responses Needed! Our planning retreat is November 12, from 10am – 4pm, at Sandy Bottom Nature Park. We need your opinion on a number of questions and discussions that we’ll be having that day, if you haven’t already responded. So please take a about ten minutes to fill out the ten-question survey you’ll find at this link:


Interstate Interchange Cleanup Volunteers Needed! We need adult volunteers who HATE the litter on our interstate ramps to help Public Works clean it up about twice a month on Saturdays starting as soon as possible, maybe November, tentative start time 9am. Public Works will provide safety measures, HCCC will provide equipment and transportation to the ramps along with all the appreciation we can give you. Contact for more information. Sign up for one ramp or all of them! We just want to get those nasty things cleaned up!

Tour de Recycling Expanded, LAST CALL! November 15, 9am – 4pm. Join HCCC on an expanded version of Tour de Recycling on America Recycles Day! Tour the TFC Recycling material recovery facility, where our recyclables are sorted and shipped off to various manufacturers; the Hampton steam plant, where our trash is burned for energy used by NASA; the VPPSA Composting Facility, where our leaves, grass, and woody waste is recycled into compost and mulch; Bethel Landfill, where a surprising amount of trash is pulled out for recycling and where the gas released from our buried trash is turned into electricity; and finally Goodwill, where the materials we donate are either reused as is or recycled into new products! And, pending final approval, we’ll be starting our tour at a site that was recycled from a landfill into a golf course! Sign up at to join in! Seating is limited, but we have a few more seats! You must wear closed-toed shoes and washable clothing and bring your lunch.

Check Out & Clean Up! Did you know you could check out cleanup equipment from our libraries? You can clean up your street, your neighborhood, or a nearby park! Yes, you CAN! Try it out! Ask at your favorite library branch! Have you tried it yet? When you clean up, be sure to report so we can thank you!

Plastic Bag Recycling: You CAN recycle plastic bags and wrap, but ONLY at store or civic organization drop-offs. As a matter of fact, you can drop them off at Hampton’s community gardens or HCCC to help earn plastic benches for the community gardens. The locations are: North Phoebus Community Center, 249 W. Chamberlin Avenue; Phoebus, 124 S. Hope St.; Buckroe, 710 Buckroe Avenue; or HCCC, 1296 Thomas Street. The Hampton Master Gardeners and Peninsula Master Naturalists also collect them, and some schools will collect them for competitions. When we get the complete list of schools, we’ll publish it!

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