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Posted on: August 16, 2019

[ARCHIVED] R(e)cycling Drive and Tire Amnesty Day planned

Keep Suffolk Beautiful is leading the way for helping make the City of Suffolk a cleaner, greener place to live, work and play. A R(e)cycling Drive and Tire Amnesty Day is planned for Saturday, September 14, 2019, and will be held in the Lowe’s parking lot located at 1216 North Main Street from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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 and you must show a Suffolk ID.  In addition, we do not accept tube TV’s at the drive.  These can be placed out on your trash collection day and the City Refuse Department will handle safe disposal. 

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

  • Tires (inside diameter 22” or less, without rims)
  • CFL Bulbs
  • Batteries
  • Plastic #1 and #2
  • Household Hazardous Waste (includes home cleaning products, automotive products, indoor pesticides, and paint)
  • Cardboard
  • Plastic Bags
  • Glass Containers
  • Cans
  • Electronics (No tube TV’s)
  • Gently Used Clothing
  • Document Shredding (maximum 3 brown grocery bags)

In addition, please drop off your unwanted denim.  Keep Suffolk Beautiful is supporting the Suffolk Public Library Denim Drive.  Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia will provide a cash prize to the Friends of the Library for every pound collected.  Denim from jackets to jeans and any color is accepted.

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, 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.  However, residents don’t have to wait until the recycling drive to get some.  Dunks can be picked up at any Fire Station, Library, or City Hall.  

The R(e)cycling 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 us.

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

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