Toilet paper rolls: Save and donate them for Hampton Grows seed-sowing project

Hampton Grows, a gardening organization partnering with the Hampton Clean City Commission to encourage community gardening, has plans to give your empty toilet paper rolls a second life if you will take the time and effort to donate them.  You can drop toilet paper rolls off at the Hampton Clean City Commission office between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, according to a news release.

What is the plan?  Hampton Grows and fellow gardening advocates will be making the toilet paper rolls into seedling pots that can then be planted in gardens throughout the city.  Immediate plans are for seedlings to be distributed to Cary Elementary School, the Foodbank, and North Phoebus Community Center.  The seedling pots will also be used as educational tools at displays and other community venues. 

So please save those clean toilet paper rolls (no toilet paper please), keep them round and uncrushed, and share them with Hampton’s community gardeners through the Hampton Clean City Commission. 

For more information, call Hampton Clean City Commission at 727-1130 or email  Also, check out for more information.


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