Recycling in 



Simply roll your Big Bin to the curb every other week, on the same day that the City collects your refuse. Big Bin Recycling is the easiest way to make Suffolk a cleaner, greener community.  The Refuse Division also coordinates the recycling program with the Tidewater Fibre Corporation (TFC) Recycling.



Acceptable Recyclable Material to place in your Big Bin:

  • Aluminum Cans

  • Cardboard

  • Food and Beverage Cartons

  • Glass Bottles

  • Junk Mail and most types of paper

  • Magazines

  • Newspapers

  • Plastic Bottles

  • Steel/Tin Cans

Do NOT place the following items in Big Bin:

  • Paint products, pesticides, automotive products, household cleaners, solvents and other chemicals.

  • Waste from land-clearing operations, such as rocks, dirt, mulch, sand, bricks, and concrete. Remodeling debris such as shingles, asbestos, and drywall, etc; disposal is the responsibility of the resident.

  • All automotive parts, including tires, are unacceptable for collection and should be taken to a junkyard or auto parts dealer.

  • The City does not collect any contractor produced waste, including, but not limited to, waste from construction, repairs, remodeling, demolition, tree removal or pruning. It is the responsibility of the contractor to dispose of the waste.

  • Oil drums and propane tanks. Contact a local oil company or salvage company for assistance in disposal.

  • Many locations that sell automotive oil will also accept used oil for recycling. Check with the nearest dealer when it’s time for disposal.

  • Dangerous items, such as broken glass or sharp objects pose a hazard to solid waste personnel and will not be collected outside of the container.


For more information, please contact 757-514-7630 or VISIT HERE!