Virginia Beach aims for one-stop-shop to recycle your old things

Posted at 10:40 AM, Jan 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-07 17:24:15-05

Virginia Beach, Va. (WTKR) - Virginia Beach is reminding residents there's one place that can handle just about anything you want to get rid of in the New Year.

The City of Virginia Beach Landfill and Resource Recovery Center has received national recognition for their efforts to re-brand the facility, including the MarCom Awards 2014 Gold Award and the Virginia Recycling Association 2015 Outstanding Municipal Program Award.

Linda Minner, the Recycling Bureau Manager for Public Works Waste Management, tells NewsChannel 3 the idea is to create a one-stop-shop for folks to recycle unwanted items before they end up in the landfill.

"You can drop off your plastic bags, you can drop off your recycling, you can go to household hazardous waste, you can bring concrete, tires, you can bricks, all kinds of things that makes it a one-stop shop for people," she told Todd Corillo Thursday.

The facility accepts everything from batteries and household hazardous waste, to things like oyster and clam shells and tires.

For a full list of items accepted, click here.

The  Virginia Beach Landfill and Resource Recovery Center is located at 1989 Jake Sears Road and is open 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday thru Saturday.


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