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Posted on: April 2, 2019


Keep Suffolk Beautiful will host its spring R(e)cycling Drive and Tire Amnesty Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 13, 2019, in the Lowe’s parking lot located at 1216 North Main Street. Keep Suffolk Beautiful is an affiliate of the national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful. 

This drive will include disposal of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW), 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.  They will not accept old TV’s at the drive.  These can be placed out on your trash collection day and the Suffolk Public Works-Refuse Division will handle safe disposal. 

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

-Tires (diameter 22” or less, without rims)

-CFL Bulbs

-Batteries including car batteries

-Plastic #1 and #2

-Household Hazardous Waste (includes home cleaning products, automotive products, indoor pesticides, and paint)


-Plastic Bags

-Glass Containers


-Electronics (No Old TV’s)

-Gently Used Clothing

-Document Shredding (maximum 3 brown grocery bags)

Keep Suffolk Beautiful also continues its partnership with 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.

In addition, with spring upon us, 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 an ID noting Suffolk residency can get a pack of two dunks with information on how best to use them.  However, residents don’t have to wait until the Recycling Drive to acquire the dunks as they can be picked up at any Fire & Rescue station, Suffolk Public Library location or Suffolk City Hall. 

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 and a special thank you to Lowe’s for hosting the event.

The event is part of the Great American Cleanup campaign launched every spring across the nation by Keep America Beautiful.  Keep Suffolk Beautiful is hosting this event but is also asking residents, businesses and organizations to join them on May 3rd and May 4th as they coordinate beautification projects across the City and Hampton Roads.  Check out the Great American Cleanup projects happening across Hampton Roads by visiting and by getting involved on May 3rd or May 4th.  These come just in time to spruce up your neighborhoods in advance of Suffolk’s national award winning celebration of National Night Out on Tuesday, August 6th

For more information, call 757-514 7604 or email:

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