Recycling drive set for Saturday

Published 9:59 pm Monday, November 11, 2019

Keep Suffolk Beautiful will host a recycling drive on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Goodwill parking lot at 6540 Hampton Roads Parkway.

According to the press release, the following items will be recycled or accepted at the event:

  • Household hazardous waste, including home cleaning products, automotive products, indoor pesticides and paint. These waste items must be limited to five gallons of liquid or 75 pounds of solid waste, and residents must show a valid Suffolk ID.
  • Electronics, except for old tube televisions. Residents should place their old tube TVs out on their trash collection days. These will then be safely disposed of by the Suffolk Public Works Refuse Division.
  • Gently used clothing
  • Document shredding, up to a maximum of approximately 50 pounds
  • Cardboard
  • Plastic bags
  • Glass containers
  • Cans
  • CFL bulbs
  • Batteries
  • Plastic No. 1 and No. 2

The drive will also collect donations for the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Suffolk Lions Club. Both charity organizations will be onsite to collect canned food, boxed meals, baby food, wipes, hearing aids and eye glasses, according to the press release.

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Suffolk Mosquito Control will also be on site with information on how to control mosquito populations and to distribute free mosquito dunks to residents. Residents with a Suffolk ID can get a pack of two dunks with information on how best to use them.

“Keep Suffolk Beautiful would like to thank Goodwill, TFC, Iron Mountain and SPSA for supporting the drive,” the press release states.

Call 514-7604 or email for more information.