Suffolk, VA

Suffolk, VA


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Suffolk residents take care of business when it comes to peanuts and recycling! Residents enjoy a quaint downtown filled with local shops and family restaurants. Suffolk maybe home to part of the Great Dismal Swamp but nothing is dismal about their recycling efforts! Recycling is every other week and containers are bright blue.

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Recycling Perks, The Program


Learn A Bit More About Recycling In Suffolk

Suffolk recycling goes beyond the cart. Check out the City’s recycling page to learn about drop off locations, special recycling events and guidelines for using your blue recycling cart. Recycling is every other week on the same day as trash collection.

Recycling Perks welcomes Suffolk businesses to participate in the rewards program by offering a discount to local recyclers. The program is free for businesses to participate and more information can be found by clicking here.

KNOW WHAT IS RECYCLABLE IN YOUR CITY


Download this helpful guide to better understand the rules of recycling with the City of Suffolk.

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Blog Entries


Understanding Microplastics

When plastic enters our world, it never really goes away. From the day it is manufactured, plastic crosses into a never-ending cycle, continuously re-entering our lives. Plastic slowly breaks down over time into increasingly tinier pieces called microplastics, no larger than a grain of rice (less than 5mm). They never truly go away. These plastic pieces can be found in many aspects of our lives, and are so prevalent that they are hard to avoid. 

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Stop the rain!

We just shared with you an article about how microplastics have been found to be falling with the rain in some areas. And it’s ok if it scares you, it scares us too–we’re all in this together.

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Can “just one” equal 7 billion?

We know numbers can be boring, but in the case of plastic, they can be staggering! Poly, our plastic friend, tried his best to help you conceptualize what the effect of “just one” can be.

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The plastic bas is already in the fish

Plastic bags can be harmful to our wildlife in multiple ways. The two biggest are becoming entangled in the plastic or mistaking the bags for food. You may ask why those silly animals are eating plastic.

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