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Small appliances that have a certification sticker which indicates it is free of chlorinated fluorocarbons or other restricted chemicals (if applicable) are accepted at all of SPSA’s transfer stations (except Oceana) during normal operating hours.

Boats are accepted at the Regional Landfill located at 1 Bob Foeller Drive in Suffolk. All liquids must be removed prior to delivery. For the disposal rate please see the current tipping fee schedule.

SPSA does not handle the pickup of bulk waste. If you are trying to schedule the pickup of bulk waste from your residence you will need to contact the city or county in which you live. However, SPSA does accept bulk waste delivered directly to our transfer stations by citizens of our member communities with proof of residency. The first twelve (12) visits each calendar year are free to the citizen. All visits after the twelve allowed are charged directly to the citizen at the prevailing rate per ton for disposal. Certain restrictions do apply regarding the types of waste that is accepted at SPSA transfer stations. Specific questions regarding what are acceptable types of waste at SPSA transfer stations can be directed to the transfer station you intend to utilize. Contact information is available on the SPSA web site.

Resident’s from SPSA member communities may bring household chemicals to any of our Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) facilities to be disposed of safely and free of charge. Hazardous waste generated commercially is not accepted at our facilities and must be disposed of using a commercial waste disposal company. For a complete listing of acceptable waste and locations visit our Household Hazardous Disposal page.

Small amounts of concrete in small pieces will be accepted from citizens of SPSA member communities. In accordance with the SPSA residential waste disposal guidelines, this material can be disposed at SPSA’s transfer stations (except Norfolk and Oceana) during normal operating hours. Norfolk residents may dump at the Norfolk transfer station from 8am-4pm on Saturdays and noon-4pm on Sundays only. Large loads of broken pieces of concrete can be disposed of at the Regional Landfill located at 1 Bob Foeller Drive in Suffolk during its normal operating hours and will be charged the applicable tipping fee.

Household sharps (needles, lancets, insulin pens, and other sharps) generated at home through self-care can be disposed of in a sealed, rigid container (such as a detergent bottle) labeled for home use and disposed of in your regular trash.

SPSA is a disposal organization and we do not recycle electronics. However, any batteries from the electronics can be brought to the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) facility or any events that SPSA participates in.
For additional information on computer and electronic recycling visit the city or county in which you live or: Virginia DEQ – Computer and electronics recycling

SPSA transfer stations accept rigid items (fencing, construction material, pipe, timber, metal stock) as long as it is no longer than six feet in length and six inches in diameter.

SPSA transfer stations accept limbs as long as they are no longer than six feet in length and six inches in diameter. If you have limbs or stumps larger than that you must contact the Regional Landfill located at 1 Bob Foeller Dive in Suffolk at #757-961-3683 to discuss disposal.

Residents may bring scrap metal to the Regional Landfill located at 1 Bob Foeller Drive in Suffolk at no charge.

SPSA does not accept medications at any of its facilities. If you have medications to dispose of, contact your local police department, pharmacy or hospital. Several Suffolk and Virginia Beach police precincts have drug take-back drop off centers.

Resident’s from SPSA member communities may bring paint to any of our Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) facilities to be disposed of safely and free of charge. Paint generated commercially is not accepted at our facilities and must be disposed of using a commercial waste disposal company. For a complete listing of acceptable waste and locations visit our Household Hazardous Disposal page.

Resident’s from our member communities may deliver propane tanks to our HHW drop off site located at the Regional Landfill in Suffolk VA. Propane Tanks may also be delivered to any of our Household Hazardous Waste collection events held by member communities throughout the year to be disposed of safely and free of charge. For a complete listing of acceptable waste and locations visit our Household Hazardous Disposal page.

SPSA does not handle recycling collection. If you are trying to report that your recycling was not collected or if you need a new recycling can you will need to contact the city or county in which you live. Each city and county is responsible for their own trash and recycling curbside collection.

Refrigerators are only accepted at the Regional Landfill located at 1 Bob Foeller Drive in Suffolk. It must be tagged as being free of chlorinated fluorocarbons or other restricted chemicals before disposal is accepted.

Shingles are accepted at SPSA transfer stations for residential disposal only. . Asbestos shingles are not accepted at any of SPSA’s transfer stations. However, residents can bring non-friable asbestos (siding and tile) as long as it is double-bagged and taped closed to the Regional Landfill located at 1 Bob Foeller Drive in Suffolk.

Residents can dispose of automobile tires by bringing them to the SPSA Tire Processing Facility located at the Regional Landfill at 1 Bob Foeller Dive in Suffolk as long as they follow these guidelines.
Businesses wishing to dispose of tires may bring them to the SPSA Tire Processing Facility located at the Regional Landfill located at 1 Bob Foeller Drive in Suffolk. Tire disposal customers will be asked to stop at the scalehouse prior to proceeding to the Tire Processing Facility. The overall weight is captured at the scalehouse and they will direct the customers to the Facility. After the tires have been off-loaded, customers will go back to the scalehouse to be weighed again and charged accordingly. For disposal rates on tires please see the current tipping fee schedule.

SPSA does not provide curbside collection of trash. SPSA is responsible for disposal of waste collected by the SPSA member communities. If you are trying to report that your trash was not collected or if you need a new trash can you will need to contact the city or county in which you live. Each SPSA member community is responsible for providing a means of collecting trash and recycling generated in their jurisdiction

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