Recycling event this Saturday

Published 9:41 pm Tuesday, April 9, 2013

TFC Recycling will be collecting old tires and other recyclables during the Suffolk Clean Community Commission’s Recycling Drive and Tire Amnesty Day at Bennett’s Creek Park on Saturday.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 3000 Bennett’s Creek Park Park Road, folks can leave tires of automobile and light truck weight/size. Businesses will not be permitted to participate, and heavy equipment and off-road tires will not be accepted.

Goodwill representatives will also be on hand to collect gently used clothing, home décor, furniture, computers, laptops and cellphones. TVs with tubes will not be accepted, but those with flat screens will be.

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With its Reconnect program, Goodwill partners with Dell computers to keep hazardous e-waste out of local landfills, according to an event flyer.

Donations to Goodwill are eligible to receive a tax-deductible receipt, and more information can be found at

All types of paper will also be accepted at the event, including mixed paper, magazines, catalogues and newspapers.

Other items to be collected include alkaline batteries — AA, AAA, C, D, and 9V types — and steel, tin and aluminum cans.

You can also bring empty food and cardboard boxes, which must be flattened; glass containers such as bottles and jars; and all plastic bottles.

Cintas will be at the park to shred sensitive documents, but there’s a limit of three copy-paper size boxes or three brown paper bags full of paper per person.

Those with documents to shred must remain with their documents until handing them to the Cintas driver in the truck.

Everyone who attends the free event will receive a reusable shopping bag. Future events will be held in the Lowe’s parking lot on North Main Street on July 13, and Bennett’s Creek Park again on Oct. 26.

A previous event in the Lowe’s parking lot on Jan. 19 saw 864 tires collected.

For more information, contact Crystal Boyd, Suffolk’s litter control coordinator, at 514-7604 or