Ballentine Civic League
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What can you do to help the environment? Recycle! Keep items out of the landfill by recycling with these options.


Norfolk's household hazardous waste (HHW) 

& e-waste facility

Keep Norfolk Beautiful,  Childrens  Harbor and Green Alternatives are partnering on a project near and dear to a green teacher's heart- reusing trash for classroom instruction! Local businesses, and you, can now donate materials not normally recycled, to see them become learning tools for children!

Those plastic caps that can't be recycled (from bottles and jugs, down to lip balm and mini-juices)? They can be used in dozens of ways to help teachers educate our kids in the Virginia Standards of Learning. 

And that's not all! Collected materials, stored at Childrens Harbor in Norfolk, will be the foundation for teacher workshops and available for teachers to to use in their own classroom. The program and educational materials are based on similar ones in Boston and Detroit. 

Take any of your clean trash from the below list (you'll be amazed at how many you can collect in a short time!) to 
Green Alternatives (inside the 5 Points Farm Market) or the Ernie Morgan Center (Lafayette Park, in front of the Virginia Zoo)!


Questions? Contact Holly Carson or call 441-1347.

We Need...

  • 1 gallon plastic ice cream containers with the covers
  • Cardboard shoe boxes with the lid
  • Plastic rings from 6 packs
  • Yarn and ribbon
  • Dried reeds and long grasses
  • Leftover crepe paper streamers
  • Cornstalks, cat-o-nine tails, stalks from daylilies and hosta flowers
  • Bottles - different sizes of plastic bottles - 1 liter and water
  • Glitter and sequins
  • Food coloring 
  • Dirt
  • Cardboard tubes from wrapping paper, mailing tubes, paper towels (no toilet paper rolls, please)

Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to
2 p.m. Adjacent to the Waste Management offices on 1176 Pineridge Road, the
facility is the result of a partnership with Keep Norfolk Beautiful (KNB) and
Public Works’ Division of Waste Management.
Recycle these items.
  • Paint & paint-related liquids
  • Automotive fluids
  • Fuels & oils
  • Propane tanks & cylinders
  • Mercury-containing thermostats & thermometers
  • Soaps, detergents, cleaners
  • Liquid & solid pesticides
  • Pool chemicals
  • Compact fluorescent bulbs
  • Fluorescent tubes (4ft. only)
  • Household, automotive & rechargeable batteries
  • Electronics
  • Personal computers and workstations
  • Mainframes and servers
  • Laptop computers
  • Monitors and Televisions
  • Keyboards, printers, copiers and computer peripherals
  • Consumer electronics and household appliances including microwaves 
  • Circuit boards, Internal Circuits
  • Telephone equipment
  • Fax machines
  • Typewriters
  • Calculators
  • Power supplies
  • Switches, circuit breakers, 
  • voltage regulators and other electrical equipment
  • Connectors, cables and wiring
  • Communications and networking equipment
  • Cell phones
  • Audio/visual equipment including 
  • cameras, 
  • camcorders, 
  • stereo equipment, 
  • DVD players and 
  • VCRs
  • DVDs, cassette tapes and VCR tapes (with cases)

This service available for Norfolk residents only and proof of residency is
required. For a complete list of accepted items, call 441-5813 or visit