Keep Suffolk Beautiful Hosts Recycling Drive at Nansemond River High School – The Suffolk News-Herald

Keep Suffolk Beautiful Hosts Recycling Drive at Nansemond River High School

Posted 7:37 p.m. on Friday, August 19, 2022

Keep Suffolk Beautiful is hosting its next recycling campaign for Suffolk residents from 8am to 1pm, Saturday September 17th at Nansemond River Secondary School, 3301 Nansemond Parkway.

This is a free event which gives Suffolk residents the opportunity to recycle or properly dispose of items they may have accumulated in homes over the summer.

Document shredding, one of the most popular and active features of the upcoming event, will be handled by the Suffolk Sheriff’s Office and the Suffolk Commonwealth Solicitor’s Office. Assistants will also be available to answer any questions regarding identity protection. Please note that the document shredding station will limit residents to three grocery bags of documents during peak hours.

Many other items will be disposed of or recycled, including: electronics (no tube TVs or TVs larger than 42 inches); lightly used clothing; goods; Battery; #1 and #2 plastic bottles and jugs; cardboard, paper and magazines; plastic bags; major household appliances; and glass containers.

SPSA Waste Solutions will also be on hand to collect household hazardous waste including: oil, gasoline, cleaners, propane tanks, paint, pesticides and CFL bulbs and more. Disposal of these items is limited to 75 pounds or five liquid gallons. . Suffolk residents must provide proof of residency.

The Lion’s Club will collect glasses and hearing aids.

Boy Scouts will collect American flags that need to be properly decommissioned.

“Every year Americans are targeted and become victims of identity theft, usually by someone who steals their personally identifying information,” said Suffolk City Solicitor Narendra Pleas. “Shredding documents, outdated IDs, and other documents that contain your personal information is one of the best ways to reduce the likelihood of becoming a victim of identity theft.

“To encourage our citizens to help fight this type of crime, we, along with the Suffolk Sheriff’s Office, will be participating in the next shredding event hosted by Keep Suffolk Beautiful.”

Roger Fournier of Goodwill, a longtime partner of Recycling Drive, said the organization is proud to partner with the city to reduce the environmental impact of gently used clothing, household items and electronics.

“Last year, Goodwill kept nearly 40 million pounds of donated items out of landfills in the region,” Fournier said. “With the turn of the season, it’s the perfect time to clean up and donate; and this partnership with Suffolk offers an easy and convenient way to donate.

Keep Suffolk Beautiful will accept donations of non-perishable food items, toiletries, deodorant and soaps. All items collected will then be donated to ForKids. Additionally, Suffolk Mosquito Control will be on hand to provide information and provide Suffolk residents with packs containing two mosquito dunks.

The most recent recycling campaign held in March 2022 succeeded in preventing over 24,000 pounds of waste from reaching local landfills. It works in concert with its Adopt program and Community Cleanups, which removed more than 45,000 pounds of litter from Suffolk streets last year.

Keep Suffolk Beautiful officials commended Nansemond River Secondary School, Suffolk Sheriff’s Department, Suffolk Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, TFC Recycling, SPSA, Suffolk Public Works, The Lion’s Club, Goodwill, Shred-it and all of their many volunteers for their participation and service in this recycling event.

For more information visit www.suffolkva.us/339/Recycling-Drives

or call 757-514 7604 email: ksb@suffolkva.us.