Litter arguably is a global issue and the act of littering can harm the environment in many ways. The City of Newport News is serious about the cleanliness of our city and fostering an environment that preserves the natural beauty of our region. As part of the city’s strategic priorities, there is a focus on community renewal and maintenance which emphasizes:
· Aesthetically improving all areas and aspects of the City
· Developing neighborhood and business partnerships
· Continuing utilization of cross-functional teams to identify community issues
· Exploring new, innovative approaches to addressing ongoing problems
Public Works partners with many departments to proactively implement programs related to litter reduction and graffiti removal throughout the city. Department of Public Works’ programs and divisions engaged in this effort include:
· Community Maintenance
· Actively participation in Keeping America Beautiful and askHRGREEN programs
· Sustainability Division- NNGreen
· Recovery Operations Center
In addition, the City maintains a litter hotline.
You can report a driver or passenger of a vehicle littering in Newport News by calling 757-269-2870. Before calling, please be prepared to have information such as the type of vehicle, type of litter, license plate number, state of issuance of the license plate, time and date of the occurrence, and the exact location of where the violation took place. Registered owners of the vehicle will receive a letter notifying them of the incident and explaining the environmental and legal impacts of littering.
Keeping our environment clean must be everyone's priority. To assist in this effort, contact the 311 Contact Center or click HERE
for more information.