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Chesapeake Recycles Day
GREENBRIER MALL EVENT TRAFFIC PLAN - OCT. 12, 2019
For residents attending the Chesapeake Recycles Day event at Greenbrier Mall this Saturday, Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. – noon, all traffic entering the event must enter the mall property from Crossways Blvd, then turn right on Ring Rd and drive toward the event. Traffic will enter the side parking lot where the event is on the right hand side. Traffic will only be permitted to exit to the right onto Ring Rd, where they can circle the mall and exit. This is done for safety reasons, and to prevent the line from backing up onto Greenbrier Pkwy and Eden Way as much as possible.
There will be TWO lanes at the event to handle the volume of traffic. Lane #1 will allow visitors to make donations to Goodwill, and drop off paper to be shredded at Shred-It. Lane #2 is for SPSA hazardous household waste drop-off, and drop-offs at TFC Recycling will be permitted before exiting. NOTE: Due to safety and traffic flow reasons, visitors will be required to come through each lane separately if they wish to make drop-offs at multiple stations.
In this scenario, visitors with come through one lane to make their drop-offs, then they will exit, circle the mall and re-enter the queue to enter the other lane to finish their drop-offs. While this may be inconvenient, it is necessary to ensure the safety of drivers, volunteers and staff, as well as mitigating longer lines, in the small parking lot where the event is taking place. Staff will greet each vehicle as they enter to determine which lane they need to be in, and will instruct visitors what to do if they have items for stations in both lanes. Please plan ahead!
- Saturday, March 23, 9 a.m. to noon at Tidewater Community College, 1428 Cedar Rd
- Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m. to noon at Southgate Shopping Plaza, 2307 Bainbridge Blvd
- Saturday, September 14, 9 a.m. to noon at Sam's Club Western Branch, 2444 Chesapeake Sq Ring Rd
- Saturday, October 12, 9 a.m. to noon at Greenbrier Mall, 1401 Greenbrier Pkwy
- Saturday, November 16, 9 a.m. to noon at 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?
- 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, along with 20 other City of Chesapeake events in 2019, 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.