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Posted on: August 30, 2021


Keep Suffolk Beautiful is hosting a Recycling Drive on Saturday, September 25th, 2021 in the parking lot of Northern Shores Elementary School, 6701 Respass Beach Rd, 23435.  The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is for Suffolk residents only.  


Keep Suffolk Beautiful is excited to partner with Soles4Souls,Inc. They will be onsite collecting unwanted shoes. Soles4Souls turns unwanted shoes and clothing into opportunity by keeping them from going to waste and putting them to good use: providing relief, creating jobs and empowering people to break the cycle of poverty. The organization repurposes product to supply its micro-enterprise, disaster relief, and direct assistance programs. With locations and warehouses across three continents, Soles4Souls has been able to distribute more than 73 million pairs of shoes and pieces of clothing in 129 countries since 2006. Stephanie Hathaway Director for VA/DC Operations says, “Many people have unwanted shoes and clothing they no longer love sitting in their closets. These items can make a real difference to someone in another country who is trying to take care of their families on less than $2 a day. We have a bin in Suffolk on an ongoing basis but I am excited to be part of this community event and meet more people in the area!” Susan Davis spokesperson for Keep Suffolk Beautiful says, “This partnership benefits everyone. We are helping to keep unwanted shoes out of our landfill and supporting a good cause at the same time.”


Keep Suffolk Beautiful is also proud to continue its partnership with Scout Troop 16 who will be onsite to collect unserviceable U.S. Flags.  All U.S. Flags collected will be burned during a meaningful Flag Retirement Ceremony in accordance with 4 U.S. Code § 8, in particular § 8(k) Disposal."  


The Suffolk Sheriff’s Office also encourage residents to take advantage of secure document shredding. Sheriff E. C. Harris says “Identity theft is one of the fastest-growing crimes in the nation thus we must remain vigilant to safeguard our privacy.“ 


Items for recycling include:

-Electronics (TV’s under 42 inches and no tube TV’s)

-Gently Used Clothing



-Plastic Bottles and Jugs #1 & #2

-Cardboard, Paper and Magazines

-Plastic Bags

-Glass Containers


The drive will also be collecting household hazardous waste such as, oil, gasoline, antifreeze, cleaners, propane tanks, pesticides, CFL lightbulbs 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.   


Keep Suffolk Beautiful continues its support for local charity Forkids.    Donations of non-perishable food items, toiletries, deodorant and all things that make bubbles such as hand soap and dish soap are welcome and needed.  


The Lions Club will also be available to collect hearing aids, eye glasses and sell 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.  During busy periods a limit of 3 grocery bags of personal documents will be placed on shredding.  All who attend are asked to wear masks and observe social distancing as they unload their vehicles.


Keep Suffolk Beautiful would like to thank Soles4Souls, Scout Troop 16, The Suffolk Sheriff’s Office, Goodwill, TFC, Iron Mountain, SPSA, ForKid, Lions Club and Suffolk Public Works for supporting the drive.


For more information visit

or call 757-514 7604 email:


The event is also listed on Keep Suffolk Beautiful Facebook page.

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