Keep Norfolk Beautiful

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Keep Norfolk Beautiful works to lead our community to reduce litter, recycle right, and beautify Norfolk through education and volunteerism. These efforts help support clean, safe, and resilient neighborhoods.


Appointments Required! 

Appointments are required to ensure a staff member is available to assist. Please call ahead or e-mail knb@norfolk.gov for assistance regarding our programs.

2022 Great American Cleanup March 1st - June 4th 

The Great American Cleanup is a three-month outreach program aiming to raise awareness on environmental issues across the country through community service events. During this period, Keep Norfolk Beautiful, along with all Keep America Beautiful affiliates, will host events designed to create LITTER FREE cities, neighborhoods, and streets! In addition, you can host your own cleanup event with the support of Keep Norfolk Beautiful. 

Register your Great American Cleanup event.

Clean the Bay Day: June 4th 2022

In partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, volunteer leaders host cleanups throughout Norfolk. The goal: Clean the Chesapeake Bay Watershed! To register for 2022's Clean the Bay Day, visit cbf.org/clean

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Special Waste Collection Event: August 13th, 2022

This drive-thru, drop-off Special Waste Collection Event is free and open to Norfolk residents. Bring household hazardous waste, textiles, electronics, and plastic grocery bags and packaging wrap for free, and safe, disposal. 

  • Location: Lakewood Park
  • Open to Norfolk residents 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • More details coming in mid-June!

Find out more about Household Hazardous Waste (PDF)
Find out more about E-Cycling (PDF)

Recycle Right Magnet and Bin Stickers

FREE Cigarette Receptacles for Norfolk Businesses! 

Good or bad, our everyday actions can have a lasting impact on the environment. Make the responsible decision when it comes to cigarette waste disposal, provide your patrons a receptacle! While supplies last, Keep Norfolk Beautiful is offering free wall-mounted or stand-alone cigarette receptacles. To reserve one today, complete our online application.

Stay Informed

Read KNB's April Newsletter

  • April is Earth Month, and the Great American Cleanup is in full swing! See a recap of the kick-off, opportunities to get involved this spring, and meet Norfolk's newest mermaid, Littered Lola! Request to be added to KNB's newsletter.
  • 2021 Recycling Calendar
    • Never miss a recycling pickup day with this helpful calendar.

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