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1. Fats, Oils & Grease Disposal

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Fat-free drains. There is FOG in the sewers --but it's not that misty stuff that fills the air.  The term "FOG" stands for fats, oils and grease. Originating in our kitchens, it clogs sanitary sewer systems across Hampton Roads and is a harmful threat to the environment. When poured or washed down the drain, FOG builds up on pipe walls, restricting the flow of wastewater exiting our home's plumbling. Over time, FOG leads to blockages that result in overflows into our homes or onto our streets, Read more...

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3. Fat Free Holidays in Hampton

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Thanks to the City of Hampton's Public Works Department, visitors to the Hampton Main Library are in for a real treat with this "Grease Can Christmas Tree."  The ornaments are actually reusable lids that will fit on top of any soup or vegetable can. Simply pour your leftover cooking grease into the can, top it with the lid, and store it in the fridge to let it harden. When the can is full, toss it in the trash and reuse the lid for another day. It's the gift that keeps on giving and it's yours Read more...

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6. Why Do We Put Poop In Little Plastic Baggies?

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Our Neighbors like us too. It makes our dog feel important It keeps the poop from being washed into our storm drains. Select them all and that is “two paws up” for you! But there is another important reason to pick up after your pet: water. When pet waste is left behind, it washes into storm drains and ditches. From there, it heads straight into our local waterways. No filters no cleaning…swimming anyone? Help protect our water quality... Remember stoop, scoop and drop those little baggi Read more...

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7. It Takes a Community to Drain a Street &

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During heavy rain events, Hampton Roads takes a beating, especially since we are barely above sea level. But there are steps you can take to make a difference in your community to keep the storm water flowing. Dispose of leaves and yard waste properly. Leaves and yard waste may be recycled by placing the debris in clear plastic bags for disposal during your regularly scheduled trash day or through composting. Place litter, trash and debris in closed trash cans and recptacles. Trash that is not Read more...

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8. Help Us Spread the Word – FREE Pet Waste Stations Available in Hampton Roads

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Don’t let your neighborhood go to the dogs! Hampton Roads residents can now apply for a free pet waste station through a new grant program offered by askHRgreen.org. Geared toward property managers, neighborhood associations, and community groups that are committed to making scooping the poop a priority, the grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.  Applicants may apply online.   For those who qualify, askHRgreen.org will provide a free pet waste station, which comes read Read more...

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9. April Showers…

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…Fill Up Rain Barrels! That’s right!  Spring is the perfect time of year to stop thinking about it and do it! Get a move on installing that rain barrel! Collecting rain water during the spring rains and summer storms can help offset the needs of your thirsty summer garden or lawn.  Use your new source of water to wash your dog, your car, your muddy boots, and your hair. It’s great for a quick, easy fill-up of the kids’ water guns during the hot summer months.  Your plants prefer it be Read more...

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10. Are You About to Blow It with Fallen Leaves?

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Autumn leaves are lovely to look at as they paint Hampton Roads in golden shades of orange, yellow and red.  But once these leaves start drifting to the ground, we all know what a mess will be left behind.  If you’ve been blowing those annoying leaves into the street and down the storm drain for years – you’ve blown it!  Leaves should never be blown or raked into storm drains.  When leaves enter storm drains, they clog the pipes and cause street flooding. And if they aren’t removed, Read more...

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