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Recycling Responsibly: Dangerous Disposal

Boo! Welcome back to Bay Disposal’s Recycling Responsibly Series.

For our final installment in the Recycling Responsibly series, we thought we’d celebrate the spooky season with a scary story about hazardous waste. Don’t worry – we’ll keep bringing you helpful information, tips, and resources to help you reduce, reuse, and recycle our way to a healthier environment.

The planet earth is one thing we all share, and the only home we have! Let’s work together to preserve and protect our natural resources, through responsible recycling. The alternative is, after all, terrifying.

Ready? Let’s go!

So far, we’ve looked at the types and process for recycling paper, glass, and plastic. Now let’s delve into the murky waters of hazardous waste disposal, for everything else. We know that certain kinds of paper, glass, and plastic are not encouraged for recycling, but there are alternative disposal methods on which to fall back to reduce your environmental impact.

For items that Bay Disposal is not equipped to handle (yet) we partner with the City of Virginia Beach. Together, we work to maximize the amount of refuse that is recycled and minimize the amount of refuse that ends up in our air, water, and landfills.

The Resource Recovery Center provided by the City of Virginia Beach is only intended for personal, individual use – not commercial. Only private vehicles may enter. This center is a hub for hazardous waste disposal.

Feel free to drop off the following hazardous waste:

Electronics: From cell phones and computers to all manner of batteries (AA, AAA, C, D, lithium, rechargable, even vehicular), the VB Resource Recovery Center accepts them all. Make sure to alert the attendant on duty if you’re disposing of batteries, and follow their instructions on proper disposal.

Construction Materials: Safely dispose of your concrete, brick, granite, and other stone building materials here. Just be certain there are no metal reinforcements or anything else contained within the material. Tires, wooden pallets, and yard debris (tree branches, brush) are also accepted here.

Household Chemicals/Tanks: Get rid of used gas cans, propane tanks, pool chemical containers, auto fluid containers, aerosol cans, and more, without that leaden guilty feeling in the pit of your stomach. Keep our workers, plants, and animals safe by disposing of these dangerous items responsibly, at the Resource Recovery Center.

Metals: This includes metallic appliances which use Freon gas, lawn mowers, metal furniture, and many items made from aluminum or stainless steel.

Unfortunately, many items are still NOT accepted by the VB Resource Recovery Center, their Recycling Drop Off, or even their landfill, including: animal carcasses or manure, commercial and/or agricultural equipment, heavy demolition rubble, tree trunk stumps, bagged leaves, medical waste, radioactive waste, and much more.

Happy Halloween Hampton Roads!

Check out the City of VB’s website for more information, and as always, go forth & recycle.

What More Can I do to Help?

Check out these resources to learn more and get involved! Even if you can’t afford to donate financially, just volunteering a small portion of our time makes a big impact. Sign up to follow these organizations, and check back with Bay Disposal regularly (on our website or social media) to stay up-to-date on how YOU can help save the world.

-Chesapeake Bay Foundation
-Elizabeth River Project
-Lynnhaven River Now
-Surfrider Foundation
-The Nature Conservancy
-Plastic Oceans
-Save the Waves

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