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Posted on: November 20, 2019

Things to Do & Know! November 20

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Hampton Reduce/Reuse/Recycle Day, November 22: The next Hampton Reduce/Reuse/Recycle Day will be Friday, November 22 at Goodwill, 1911 Saville Row, from 10am – 1pm. In addition to electronics, clothing, and household goods that are normally collected by Goodwill, we’ll also be collecting plastic bags and wrap, pet supplies, Foodbank donations, animal care supplies, paperback books, and school supplies. You can even get a behind-the-scenes tour of Goodwill! For more information, hccc@hampton.gov or 727-1130.

 

Settlers Landing Downtown Community Cleanup: Volunteers will be cleaning up Settlers Landing Road in the Downtown Hampton area Friday, November 22, from 3pm to approximately 4:30pm. Contact hccc@hampton.gov to sign up.

 

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, tentative start time 9am, waiting for the schedule. 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 hccc@hampton.gov for more information. Sign up for one ramp or all of them! We just want to get those nasty things cleaned up!


Hampton Will BEE a Bee City USA! On November 13, Hampton City Council approved a resolution to make Hampton a Bee City USA community. What that means, aside from national recognition, is that we will be more focused on creating and maintaining pollinator-friendly habitat to support our natural environment. If you’d like to contribute in some way, by serving on the steering committee, planting pollinator-supportive landscapes, or volunteering for projects, contact hccc@hampton.gov or call 727-1130

 

Recycling Information: Would you like someone to come to your group and talk about recycling right? Contact hccc@hampton.gov for a presentation! For quick questions, call 311 or HCCC at 727-1130.  


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! http://bit.ly/LibraryCleanupReport


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. So far, we know that Booker Elementary, Langley Elementary, and Spratley Gifted Center are collecting. We will publish a larger list of schools the first week of December!


Congratulations to Dog Eared Books, Hampton’s Fall Clean & Green Businesses Award Winner! Victoria Mitchell, owner of Dog Eared Books, received the Clean Business Award at the Virginia Peninsula Clean Business Forum on Wednesday, November 20, in Yorktown. Dog Eared Books was recognized for being a reuse-oriented business, for collecting and donating used books to the Gift of Reading Program, and for planting a pollinator garden at the entrance to their business. Dog Eared Books was one of four businesses recognized at the forum, one from each sponsoring community (Hampton, James City County, Newport News, and York County). For more information, contact hccc@hampton.gov or call 727-1130. To nominate a workplace, fill out the form at  http://bit.ly/GreenWorkplaceAwardForm.  


HCCC Christmas Dinner, December 10, 6pm-8pm! Would you like to meet some of the good people associated with the Clean City Commission? We’ll be gather for a casual get-together, separate checks dinner at the Red Lobster. Let us know if you plan to come so Red Lobster can set up for all of us - hccc@hampton.gov for more information.


HCCC Closed for Thanksgiving November 28-29! Contact hccc@hampton.gov for more information.


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