Recycling drive coming up

Published 6:42 pm Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Keep Suffolk Beautiful is hosting a Fall R(e)cycling Drive and Tire Amnesty Day on Nov. 21 at a new location.

The event will be held at the Public Works Operations facility, 800 Carolina Road, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is for Suffolk residents only, and all who attend are required to wear masks and observe social distancing as they unload their vehicles.

Keep Suffolk Beautiful is an affiliate of the national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful. This drive will include disposal of Household Hazardous Waste items such as paint, oil, cleaners, pesticides and more. The disposal of such items is limited to five gallons of liquid, or 75 pounds of solid waste, and you must show a Suffolk ID. Tube TVs will not be accepted at the drive. These can be placed curbside on your trash collection day, and the Refuse Department will handle safe disposal.


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The event will provide for the recycling of the following items:

  • Tires (inside diameter 22” or less, without rims)
  • CFL Bulbs
  • Batteries
  • Plastic bottles and jugs
  • Household Hazardous Waste (includes home cleaning products, automotive products, indoor pesticides, and paint)
  • Cardboard
  • Plastic bags
  • Glass containers
  • Cans
  • Electronics (no tube TVs)
  • Gently used clothing
  • Document shredding (maximum three brown grocery bags)

The Lions Club will also be available to collect hearing aids, eyeglasses, and to sell their popular brooms.

In addition, Suffolk Mosquito Control will be present with information on how to control mosquito populations at home and to give away 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.

The recycling drive is for Suffolk residents only with ID being required for bringing household hazardous waste and tires.

Keep Suffolk Beautiful would like to thank Goodwill, TFC, Iron Mountain and SPSA for supporting the drive.

For more information, visit the Litter Control page on the city website, call 757-514 7604, or email: