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

#BagtheBeach

Heading to the beach this holiday weekend? You may see Waste Management crews providing Keep Norfolk Beautiful (KNB) bags to encourage beach-goers to bag their trash while enjoying the sun! #BagTheBeach.  

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, 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. 

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

2022 Summer Family Fun Days: August 3 - 27

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, learn about recycling right, and make reuse 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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