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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 for supply pick-ups, drop-offs, and all programming needs. Please call ahead (757) 441-1347 or e-mail at least 3 days prior to your event.

International Coastal Cleanup - SITE LEADERS NEEDED! September 2022 - October 2022

In partnership with the Ocean Conservancy and Clean Virginia Waterways, join Keep Norfolk Beautiful for the 2022 International Coastal Cleanup (ICC)!  The ICC isn’t your average cleanup - volunteers use tracking sheets to collect data on the types and amount of litter found. This year, you can register as a site leader for one of Norfolk's 10 sites, or volunteer at a KNB hosted event. To get started, register now


This summer, join Keep Norfolk Beautiful as a Bag the Beach Ambassador! For this program, you will serve as an ambassador on Norfolk beaches by passing out trash bags and reminding beachgoers to #BagtheBeach. Ambassadors must be 18+ to participate. To get started, register here. 

New Volunteer Engagement Platform

Keep Norfolk Beautiful’s (KNB) Adopt-A-Spot (AAS) Hub site is our newest volunteer engagement platform! Using the tools of ESRI ArcGIS Online, KNB’s Hub is an online gathering place enabling volunteers to track cleanup hours, view a map of Adopt-A-Spot locations, report activities, and access program documents.

The real power of this tool, however, is the Hub’s ability to visualize volunteers’ work in real-time, share stories of our efforts, and highlight programs and people that will inspire others to keep Norfolk beautiful. 

Visit the Hub site now!

Special Waste Collection Event: August 13th, CANCELED

The Special Waste Collection Event on Saturday, August 13 is canceled. Keep Norfolk Beautiful apologizes for the inconvenience and recommends other options for residents to properly dispose of hard to dispose of waste. In the meantime, please be on the lookout for our Fall 2022 Special Waste Collection Event.

Household Hazardous Waste

  • SPSA Transfer Station: 3136 Woodland Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23504. Phone 757-961-3981. 
  • Saturday noon - 4:00 p.m. for Norfolk residents only.             
  • Sunday noon - 4:00 p.m. for Norfolk residents only.  
  • SPSA website:

Grocery Bags and Plastic Film

  • Return to grocery stores. (Receptacles are usually found near the entrance)

Textiles, Clothing and Electronics

  • Take to your local thrift store or donation center. 

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

2022 Summer Family Fun Days: August 3 & 17

The 2022 Summer Family Fun Days offer fun, FREE, and educational activities for Norfolk families! Take a journey as a plastic bag, explore a park, and make crafts!

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 June Newsletter

  • Summer is here, and the Great American Cleanup has officially come to a close. See the results of our hardworking volunteers throughout GAC and Clean the Bay Day. In addition, don't miss our new Hub site, as well as the upcoming Special Waste Collection Event and Family Fun Days. 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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