Recycling & Alternative Disposal Options

If you have any questions regarding recycling or alternative disposal options please 

email recycle@suffolkva.us or call (757) 514-7725


You can place these items in your blue curbside recycling can:

Paper & Cardboard, Plastic Bottles & Jugs, Glass Bottles & Jars, Metal Cans and Cartons.


Recycling Drives

Click to find out when our next Recycling Drive is happening


More recycling and alternative disposal options.  

Paper and Cardboard

Butler Paper Recycling 

Plus shredding (fee)

324 Newport St, Suffolk · (757) 539-2351


Scrap Metal

Arzillo Recycling

Please make sure all of your materials are less than 5 feet in length before you arrive. Our metal recycling service is ready to purchase your scrap:
• Brass
• Pumps
• Aluminum
• Copper
• Compressors
• Radiators

960 Portsmouth Blvd

M-F 9am to 3pm, Call for Saturday (757) 539-8593


Plastics and more

TerraCycle

Offers free recycling programs funded by brands, manufacturers, and retailers around the world to help you collect and recycle your hard-to-recycle waste. Simply choose the programs you’d like to join; start collecting in your home, school, or office; download free shipping labels; and send us your waste to be recycled. You can even earn rewards for your school or favorite non-profit!


Electronics, Clothing and Wares

Goodwill Locations:

2901 Godwin Blvd Suffolk, VA 23234

3201 Bridge Road, Suffolk, VA 23435

6540 Hampton Road Parkway Suite 101 Suffolk, VA 23435


CHKD Thrift Store

940 North Main Street


Cell Phones, MP3 Players and Tablets 

Goodwill Locations:

2901 Godwin Blvd Suffolk, VA 23234

3201 Bridge Road, Suffolk, VA 23435

6540 Hampton Road Parkway Suite 101 Suffolk, VA 23435

ECO ATM located at:

Walmart, 1200 N Main St, Suffolk, VA 23434

Kroger, 1401 N Main St, Suffolk, VA 23434


Plastic Bags - Grocery Stores, Lowe’s, Suffolk Public Library

Batteries - Suffolk Public Library

Ink Cartridges - Suffolk Public Library

Glasses and Hearing Aids – Suffolk Public Library

Books – Friends of the Library

Drill / Power Tool Batteries - Lowe’s

CFL Light Bulbs (small) - Lowe’s 


Household Hazardous Waste

It might not be recycling but its good to know how to dispose of hazardous waste responsibly.

Motor Oil, Cooking Oil, Pesticides and more. For a full list of acceptable items:

Southeastern Public Services Authority (SPSA)

1 Bob Foeller Dr, Suffolk, VA 23434


Tires

No more than 4 should be delivered to the SPSA Regional Landfill:

1 Bob Foeller Dr, Suffolk, VA 23434


Medicine Disposal
 Two Suffolk Police Department locations offer medicine disposal services.

  • Suffolk Police Headquarters - available 24 hours
        111 Henley Place
        Suffolk, VA
  • Precinct 2 - available Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
        3901 Bridge Road
        Suffolk, VA