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Free recycling event set

Published 9:10pm Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The Suffolk Clean Community Commission will host another of its popular recycling and tire amnesty days on Saturday, with vehicles on hand to collect recyclables from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Lowe’s parking lot at 1216 North Main St.

Residents can bring any of the following recyclable items for free disposal at the drive:

  • Electronics, excluding computer monitors and televisions with tubes. (Goodwill Industries will responsibly refurbish, reuse or recycle any other used electronics, furniture or clothing.)
  • Paper — all types, including mixed paper (magazines, catalogs and newspaper)
  • Steel, tin and aluminum cans
  • Alkaline batteries (AA, AAA, C, D and 9V)
  • Glass containers (bottles and jars)
  • Plastic bottles (No. 1 and No. 2)
  • Cardboard boxes

Cintras Document Management will also be on hand to provide on-site shredding of sensitive documents. There is a limit of three copy-paper sized boxes or three brown paper bags per person, and those who bring paper for shredding must remain with the documents until they’ve been handed to the driver.

Everyone who brings items for recycling will receive a reusable shopping bag.

Also sponsoring the event is the National Night Out Committee.

The next recycling drive will be held April 13 at Bennett’s Creek Park. The event will return to Lowe’s on July 13.

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