Suffolk’s Big Clean-Up: Recycling Drive and Tire Amnesty

Published 10:52 am Wednesday, October 25, 2023

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Keep Suffolk Beautiful announced in a press release its upcoming Recycling Drive and Tire Amnesty Day for Suffolk residents. This event is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will be hosted at 800 Carolina Rd.

The purpose of this event is to provide Suffolk residents with an excellent opportunity to recycle and dispose of items that may have accumulated in their garages, yards, and homes throughout the fall season.

Although this Recycling Drive is entirely free, food and toiletry donations will be accepted and distributed by the Suffolk Christian Fellowship Center, according to the release.

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“This event also serves as one of Keep Suffolk Beautiful’s two annual Tire Amnesty Days. Since tires can only be disposed of at the local landfill, this event provides a convenient option for Suffolk residents to drop off their residential tires,” the release said. “Staff will accept tires without rims, as long as they are no larger than 22 inches.”

One of the most popular features at the Recycling Drive is the document shredding station, which will be managed by the Suffolk Sheriff’s Office and the Suffolk Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office. Deputies will be available to answer any questions about identity protection. Please note that during busy periods, the document shredding station may limit residents to three grocery bags of documents.

Commonwealth’s Attorney Narendra Pleas emphasizes, “Disposing of sensitive documents in your regular trash can be risky. Our document shredding station provides residents with a secure way to dispose of unneeded documents and protect themselves from identity theft.”

Many other items will be taken for disposal or recycling, including:

  • Electronics (No tube TVs or TVs larger than 42 inches)
  • Gently used clothing
  • Wares
  • Batteries
  • Plastic bottles and jugs #1 & #2
  • Cardboard, paper, and magazines
  • Plastic bags
  • Large appliances
  • Glass containers

SPSA Waste Solutions will also be on-site to collect household hazardous waste* to include:

  • Oil
  • Gasoline
  • Cleaners
  • Propane tanks,
  • Paint
  • Pesticides,
  • CFL lightbulbs and more

(*The disposal of such items is limited to either 75 pounds or five liquid gallons. Suffolk residents must provide proof of residency.)

Lion’s Club will be collecting:

  • Eyeglasses
  • Hearing aids

Boy Scouts will be collecting

  • U.S. flags in need of being properly decommissioned

The most recent Recycling Drive held in August 2023 successfully diverted nearly 20,000 lbs. of waste, recyclables, and used items from local landfills. This Keep Suffolk Beautiful event complements its Adopt Program and community cleanups, which collectively removed over 86,000 lbs. of litter from the streets in the past year.

Keep Suffolk Beautiful extends its heartfelt thanks to the Suffolk Sheriff’s Department, Suffolk Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, TFC Recycling, SPSA, Suffolk Public Works, the Lion’s Club, Suffolk Christian Center, Goodwill, Shred-it, and all the dedicated volunteers for their participation and service.

For more information, please visit, call 757-514-7604, or email