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Your 3Rs

3Rs 101. It’s all here!

Here’s where you’ll find info on all manner of ways to practice your 3Rs, including how to reduce your cooling bill (use energy-efficient light bulbs, for one), organic ways to reuse rainwater (plant a water garden) and where to tote your plastic shopping bags for recycling (take them back to the store).

Air Quality

Air Quality
Clean air is healthy air. The most widespread kinds of air pollution are ozone (smog) and particle pollution (soot), but breathin [Read more]


Boost your battery sense! Many of our favorite gadgets rely on battery power, and many of the batteries we use are rechargeable ( [Read more]

Electronics Recycling

Electronics Recycling
E-cycling: don't just toss out those old electronics. The latest and greatest electronic devices seem to be unveiled faster than [Read more]

Energy Saving & Cooling

Energy Saving Cooling
Keeping it cool! According to the EPA, the average home spends almost 20% of its utility bill on cooling. Increased energy produ [Read more]

Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste
Is your home a hazardous waste site? Whether it's a house or an apartment, maintaining a home requires lots of work: painting, cl [Read more]

Plastic Bag Recycling

Give plastic bags and film a second chance! HR Green is excited to announce A Bag’s Life campaign and partnership with Keep V [Read more]

Rain Gardens

Rain Gardens
Rain gardens are a beautiful way to keep our waterways clean! A rain garden is a landscaped area specially designed to collect ra [Read more]

Recycling at Home

Recycling at home is one of the easiest ways to do something good for the environment without having to leave your own home! [Read more]

Recycling at School

3Rs = Reduce, Reuse, RecycleSimple formula, huge impact. Bring recycling to your school by following this all inclusive guide for [Read more]

Reducing Paper Use

Reducing Paper Use
Prevent paper waste. According to the EPA, paper and paper board are the second most commonly recycled item – good job everyo [Read more]

Reusable Shopping Bags

Be a super hero shopper! Our shopping habits make a difference. Reusable bags are the super hero of bags, boasting an average l [Read more]

Smart Water Use: Indoor

Water conservation starts with just a drop in the bucket. Hampton Roads residents would be amazed by how much water they could [Read more]

Smart Water Use: Outdoor

Smart Water Use Outdoor
Be water-wise at home and in your yard. Our homes and yards are filled with helpful tools and simple reminders to use water wisel [Read more]

Telephone Books & Junk Mail

Mailbox manners and phone book etiquette! According to Tree Hugger, "an estimated 650,000 tons of phone books are distributed t [Read more]


Landfills are not laundry baskets... When clothing is thrown away, it piles up in landfills, takes up valuable space and takes a [Read more]