All monthly chapter regular member meetings and all chapter events/activities have been canceled through August 31st, 2020 as approved by our chapter board of directors and in accordance with Governor Northam’s recently updated executive orders covering stage 2 restrictions as they pertain to COVID19 social distancing/business operating guidelines. Our chapter board of directors will be reviewing the Governor’s revised executive orders on a regular basis to ascertain when it will be safe/feasible to add events/activities back onto our calendar.


Fall 2019 SCCC Recyling Event

While other IKES were at our chapter park for our fall cleanup, several more were at the Suffolk Clean Community Commission’s (SCCC) recycling and tire amnesty event. The event was held in the Lowe’s parking lot on North Main St. in Suffolk from 9:00am until 1:00pm on Saturday September 14th. The total amount and types of materials received were not available at the time of this writing.

Our chapter volunteers helped unload and stack used automobile and light truck tires as well as load gently used clothes and other items for donation to Goodwill Industries. The chapter also received about two dozen car, truck and small engine batteries that we will turn in to a recycler.

Our chapter supports both recycling and cleanup events sponsored by the SCCC each year. Pictured below is a city truck loading the tires to transport them to a facility for recycling.  At the last count there were just over 1200 tires collected during the event.


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