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Chesapeake Recycles Day
NOVEMBER EVENT CANCELLEDDue to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Chesapeake Recycles Day event scheduled for November 14 at Tidewater Community College is hereby cancelled. Residents are encouraged to continue utilizing the City's residential curbside recycling service and scheduled SPSA Hazardous Household Waste disposal dates to accommodate urgent recycling and waste disposal needs. The decision to cancel these events came in the interest of the safety of residents, vendors, volunteers and City staff. Visit this page for updates on future events.
All 2020 events have been cancelled due to the impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Stay tuned for information on future events.
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?
- Plastic Bags (please recycle at a local store)
- Tube TVs (flat screens only)
- Business items (personal only - items brought in a business-labeled vehicle cannot be accepted)
- For shredding, no magazines, books, CDs, disks, or any non-sensitive documents (junk mail, blank envelopes, etc).
Please also note the following disposal limitations:
- Household Hazardous Waste: No more than 5 gallons of liquid or 75 pounds of solid waste
- Shredding: No more than 3 copy paper boxes or 3 paper grocery bags
Shredding NOT Done On-Site
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
Goodwill Electronics Recycling Program
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. No older CRT/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 Megan Hale at 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.
Virginia Green Certified Event
Great news! Chesapeake Recycles Day has received Virginia Green certification! Virginia Green encourages green practices in tourism throughout the Commonwealth. To learn more about Virginia Green, visit www.virginiagreen.net.