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Clean and Green Newport News

Clean and Green Newport News is a citywide clean up initiative that encourages volunteers to hit the streets, pick up litter, and beautify their neighborhoods. This year’s inaugural event brought out nearly 100 volunteers and collected over 400 pounds of trash. For more information about this event, visit

Serve the City Newport News

Serve the City Newport News worked in partnership with faith-based organizations and the City of Newport News Police Department’s South Precinct to act as a catalyst for neighborhood transformation through volunteer service. Over the last decade, Serve the City has demonstrated success in Chesapeake, but this is the organization’s first foray into Newport News. Over one ton of trash was picked up during this event- in the future, other neighborhoods of the city will be chosen as site locations. For more information on how to get involved, visit

Alternative Fuels

The City of Newport News is continuing its commitment to go green. The Newport News Recycling and Recovery Center (ROC) now has two above ground fuel tanks that are powered by solar energy. The Newport News Department of Public Works and Vehicle & Equipment Services worked together to plan, design, and install the solar powered fuel tanks. Used tanks were repurposed by fitting them with tank gauges, fuel transfer equipment, and the solar power infrastructure necessary to dispense fuel to the off-road equipment located at the center. Previously, the ROC equipment was fueled by an old fuel tank truck that was at the end of its service life. The solar project cost was less than $12,000, a huge savings as the replacement of a newer used unit would have had a price tag of approximately $50,000.