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Chesapeake Recycles Day
Bring your old electronics, sensitive documents and household hazardous waste to be recycled at any one of our Chesapeake Recycles Day events!
- Saturday, March 24, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Tidewater Community College, 1428 Cedar Rd
- Saturday, April 28, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Southgate Shopping Plaza, 2307 Bainbridge Blvd
- Saturday, September 8, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Sam's Club Western Branch, 2444 Chesapeake Sq Ring Rd
- Saturday, October 13, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Greenbrier Mall, 1401 Greenbrier Pkwy
- Saturday, November 17, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tidewater Community College, 1428 Cedar Rd
What Can I Bring For Recycling?
Goodwill, SPSA, Shred-It and TFC Recycling are partnering with us to collect a wide variety of items at each of our events. In general, accepted items will include electronics, clothing, household items, household hazardous waste, and sensitive documents. Please view this detailed list of all the acceptable items.
What is NOT accepted?
We cannot accept tires or tube TVs (flat screens only). We only accept personal items, no business items (items brought in a business-labeled vehicle will not be accepted). For shredding we cannot accept magazines, books, CDs, disks or any non-sensitive documents (junk mail, blank envelopes, etc). Please also note the following disposal limitations:
- Household Hazardous Waste: 5 gallons of liquid or 75 pounds of solid waste
- Shredding: 3 copy paper boxes or 3 paper grocery bags
New as of 2017, we have additional rules for what we can accept for shredding as we are now working with a different company, Shred-It. We can accept no more than 3 copy paper boxes or paper grocery bags worth of sensitive documents. Plastic bags and oversized boxes will not be accepted. Please make sure you are only shredding documents with sensitive information. Magazines, envelopes and documents that do not contain any personal information should be recycled, not shredded. Documents will no longer be shredded on-site but will be transported in a secure truck to Shred-It's local shredding facility. Learn more about Shred-It's shredding process here.
How does Goodwill handle electronics recycling?
Many people have concerns over how their electronics, many of which store personal information, will be handled once they're handed over to Goodwill. Goodwill works through the Dell Reconnect Program for all of their electronics recycling. They wipe/destroy all data storage devices to meet Department of Defense specifications. They are under a third party inspection process as well as camera surveillance when doing so. All remanufactured equipment is built around clean hard drives and only Microsoft Certified Vendor software is installed. None of the electronics you donate to them will end up in a landfill or shipped out of the USA.
*Please note that Goodwill cannot accept any TV other than flat screen TVs. None of the old tube TVs will be accepted. Visit www.BestBuy.com/recycle for local options on TV recycling.
We Need Volunteers!
It takes many hands to make these events run smoothly. Are you available to help us out on the day of any of these events? Please let us know! Contact Elizabeth Vaughn at 757-382-6983 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Year-Round Recycling & Disposal
Can't make the next Chesapeake Recycles Day? There are year-round options available for you!
- Electronics: Your local Goodwill accepts electronics and other household items whenever their stores are open
- Household Hazardous Waste: Bring your household hazardous waste to SPSA's Greenbrier Transfer Station, 901 Hollowell Ln, on the first Wednesday or third Saturday of the month between 9 a.m. and noon.
- Plastic Bags: Bring plastic bags to your local grocery store where they usually have a bin by the door to collect plastic bags.