Chesapeake Recycles Day is BACK! After missing out on a whole year due to the pandemic, City staff have found ways to safely return to this popular recycling event.
Bring your household hazardous waste, electronics, and sensitive documents for proper disposal, for free, to Chesapeake Square Mall on Saturday, April 17 from 9 a.m. to Noon. You should get in line from the Portsmouth Blvd side of Mall Ring Rd and stay in your vehicle. Volunteers will remove items from your car for you so be sure to place them in a location where they can get to them.
As for what will be accepted at this event, Goodwill takes electronics whether or not they work. They use the Dell Reconnect Program to properly destroy any data or personal information that might be on the electronics you donate. They’ll also take any clothing or homewares that you would normally drop off at one of their stores.
SPSA takes household hazardous waste such as paints, automotive liquids, lawn chemicals, insect repellants, and many other hazardous materials. You can find a complete list of accepted items at SPSA.com. You are limited to 5 liquid gallons and 75 pounds of solid waste per visit.
Shred-It accepts sensitive documents for shredding (which is no longer done on-site). A document can be considered sensitive when it contains personal information such as account numbers, social security numbers, health information, etc. You are limited to 3 copy paper boxes or paper grocery bags and they must contain paper only.
Learn more at the Chesapeake Recycles Day webpage.