Recycling drive is a success

Published 10:50 pm Saturday, July 21, 2012

More than 950 tires were collected during a quarterly recycling drive held last weekend by the Suffolk Clean Community Commission. The drive also featured paper shredding and collection of old electronics, along with plastic, aluminum and other mixed recycling products.

A clean Suffolk is the goal of the Suffolk Clean Community Commission, and the group took a big step toward that objective during the July 14 Recycling and Tire Amnesty Day.

Suffolk Public Works Refuse division collected 957 tires during the four-hour collection period. TFC Recycling donated a roll-off container that was then filled with 600 pounds of co-mingled items such as glass, newspaper, aluminum and steel cans, plastic bottles, cardboard and paperboard.

Goodwill Industries was present and gathered 2,800 pounds of electronics, cell phones and appliances, with older televisions and computers being the most common items. Another partner, Cintas, provided on-site shredding of sensitive documents and shredded 3,621 pounds of paper.

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This event was also sponsored by Suffolk’s National Night Out Committee. National Night Out is scheduled for Aug. 7 and offers communities an opportunity to clean-up their neighborhoods and say no to crime.

The next Recycling Drive and Tire Amnesty Day is set for Oct. 13 at Bennett’s Creek Park.