February 20th Recycling Drive

According to the Suffolk News Herald, the Keep Suffolk Beautiful recycling event held on Saturday, February 20th was one of the busiest recycle events seen in Suffolk. Wayne Jones, from the Public Works Litter Control Office, was quoted as saying that there were 370 vehicles that participated during the 3 hour event and that cars were lined up around the Nansemond River High School parking lot a half hour before the event started.
Volunteers from the Sheriff’s Office assisted in personal document shredding. Goodwill had a trailer present to accept clothing, electronics, house hold goods and plastic bags. The Southeastern Public Service Authority collected hazardous waste and batteries for proper disposal. Keep Suffolk Beautiful volunteers collected toiletries, cleaning products and food for ForKids. The Lions Club volunteers collected used hearing aids and glasses to be repaired and given to those in need.
Our chapter had IKE volunteers Mike Lane, Tim Doxey, Kevin and Nancy Meakin and Richard Wentz participated in the event. They  supported the collections at the Goodwill trailer, the hazardous waste trailer and assisted in directing traffic throughout the event.
Kevin, Nancy and Richard are new chapter members who were participating in their first event as IKES. Their hard work represented our chapter well and we thank them for their participation.

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