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Posted on: August 31, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Clean City Things to Know and Do

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Appointed to the HCCC Board in 2020, Grady Mclean came ready to serve, which is made evident by his willingness to assist with special projects and events.  You may have seen him at the Buckroe Beach Farmers Market in May and June, hauling supplies and equipment, putting up tents and tables, and working through the heat and the rain to make our outreaches a success.   Grady, a long-term Hampton resident and a graduate of Hampton High School (Go, Crabbers!), is married with two adult children, one grandchild and another expected in April.  In addition to earning his Bachelor Degree in Sociology from Hampton University and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Troy University, he is a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor and a Certified Correctional Manager with the state of Virginia.  Grady was also the 2019 recipient of the Virginia Department of Corrections Healing Environment Award!  His focus on Community has led him to many volunteer and community leadership roles, such as being a Neighborhood Watch Coordinator and an HCCC Adopt-A-Spot sponsor.  Always a smile, always a helping hand.   Thank you, Grady, for all you are doing to “Keep Hampton Clean & Beautiful!”



The HCCC Beautification Committee Yards Are Really Distinctive Showplaces (YARDS) Contest selected Vicky Moyer on Holiday Drive as Gardener of the Month, and David Fowler of Willard Avenue as Shade Garden of the Month, both for August.  Congratulations!  Final judging for monthly winners is September 13 and for YARD of the Year on September 20. The YARD of the Year winner will be announced and awarded at the 2021 Volunteer Celebration in October.  If you’d like to know more about the YARDS Contest Program to prepare for the 2022 season, check out Hampton Clean City Commission’s Facebook page and listen to Councilperson Eleanor Brown talk about this great program. 


HCCC’s Volunteer Recognition Event will be Thursday, October 28, 2021, 5-8pm!   Nominations are now available online at for the following categories:  Innovative Schools Award; Innovative Teachers Award; and Clean City Awards.  Be sure to nominate those you feel are deserving by the newly extended deadline of September 24.  As noted earlier, Adopt-A-Spot awards will be granted for a cleanup period 10/1/2019 – 8/31/2021.  The last day to submit your cleanup statistic reports via the online link found at is TODAY, August 31!  To find out more about the Adopt-A-Spot Program, click on this link: are also encouraged to visit your local branch library that also have cleanup equipment available for your use!  



Clean City’s Adopt-A-Spot program is still going strong!  For the month of July, 24 groups performed 40 cleanups.  That is 208 volunteers donating more than 270 hours of service by picking up 123 bags of trash and debris and over 3,800 cigarette ends!  Thank you to 100 Black Men-Virginia Peninsula Chapter; Buckroe Improvement League; Dr. Aleasa Chapman & Associates; the Fladger Family; Hampton Citizens Police Academy Alumni; Hampton Mercury Lions Club; HCCC Litter & Recycling Awareness Committee; Mrs. Jackie Cannan; Mr. James McCollam; Keep Buckroe Beach Clean; JBLE 1st Munitions Squadron; JBLE 441st VSCOS; North Phoebus Community Center, Peninsula Project; Peninsula Networking Exchange Club; Phoebus Community Enhancement Team, Positive Energy, Incorporated, Queenz of the Skullz SC Hampton VA, Red-letter Runners, Republican Party of Hampton; Smith Family of Bakers Farm; Wesley United Methodist Church; Wythe Exchange Club, and YH Thomas Clean Dream Team!!





Thanks to Brent and Cary Ausink (son and daughter-in-law of staff member Cris Ausink) who “double-handedly” cleaned up at the Woodland Skateboard Park on August 14.  Kudos to the PRLS Parks Team for being on time and on point with immediately emptying all trash containers!





I’ve ‘bin’ trash thinking about you . . . and me 

Did you know your bin has been trying to speak to you through messages on its lid?   

    Yes, it is true.  I can only hold so much in me (check my weight limit on my lid – look closely), and I can get indigestion from what you put in me and how much you put in me. I am very dependent on you, as I cannot feed myself.  Keep my lid closed. Wash me out periodically with water. Store me in a safe place. 

Please treat me kindly - 

  • If you put me on an elevated platform, I might fall off.
  • If you put me on a steep slope, I just might roll away.
  • If you leave me on a driveway or in the road, I may be run over. 
  • Please do not put hot ashes and other flammable material in me.
  • Please do not put liquids, chemicals, solvents, paints, or acid in me. 
  • Please do not put construction and demolition debris, rocks, or sand in me.  Thank you! 
  • Dispose of unacceptable items such as chemicals, solvents, paints, acid etc. at the VPPSA Household Chemical & Computer Recycling Waste event at Coliseum parking lot, Saturday, September 18, 8 am to Noon

Please save my life! I came to you free of charge from the city; however, to replace me, it will cost you $70.00!  Can you hear me now? J

Have more bin placement & solid waste questions?   Check out the Public Works website