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Suffolk to celebrate ‘America Recycles Day’ with local plastic bag drive

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Posted at 10:24 PM, Oct 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-23 22:24:06-04

Suffolk, Va. – On November 14th, Keep Suffolk Beautiful will be hosting a Plastic Bag Recycling Drive  from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., partnering with thousands of local organizers holding recycling events across the nation to celebrate America Recycles Day on November 15th.

The organization, formerly known as the “Clean Community Commission,” will set up two recycling stations at both the Morgan Memorial Library, located at 443 West Washington Street, and the North Suffolk Library, located at 2000 Bennett’s Creek Park Road.

While the event is largely designed to emphasize the importance of recycling to people of all ages, the scheduled list of events also will include free giveaways and a story time session for children.

In addition to the plastic bags, contributors may also bring  dead batteries, old cell phones and used ink cartridges for recycling. Members of the organization will be present to speak with the public as they hope to increase public interest on the topic of general improvement of the world around them.

Since the 1980s, “Keep Suffolk Beautiful” has done their part in ensuring that the City of Suffolk remained a environmentally friendly place for its citizens.

It is one of the many branches that extends across the country as part of Keep America Beautiful, Inc. In August, the company’s senior vice president, Brenda Pulley, implored people to  “take the I Recycle Pledge and invite your friends, family and neighbors to do the same.”

“Let’s get people recycling more and recycling right,” she added.

For more information about recycling in the City of Suffolk, email littercontrol@suffolkva.us or call 757-514-7604.