City of Norfolk Street Sweeping Program

4 street sweepersThe City of Norfolk has the most comprehensive street sweeping program in Hampton Roads. All streets in the City that have curb and gutters are swept once a month and Downtown Norfolk is swept daily.

  • For neighborhoods swept on a two-day cycle, the even side of the roadway will be swept on the first day and the odd side on the second day. This allows for more flexibility with parking
  • Street sweeping uses Mondays as make-up days. If for some reason your neighborhood is missed, we will do our best to return on one of the following two Mondays, but this is not guaranteed. If not possible, the schedule will revert back to the next month.

Street Sweeping Schedule Map (PDF)

Why Sweep?

  • Helps reduce pollution and nuisance flooding
  • Minimizes stormwater runoff
  • Program collects 6,682 tons of debris per year
  • Supports Norfolk's initiative for cleaner waterways

Street Sweeping teams may be unable to sweep due to:

  • Construction and road closures
  • Freezing temperatures
  • Low hanging limbs
  • Mechanical/equipment issues
  • Rain or hazardous weather conditions
  • Vehicles parked beside curbs

Elgin Street SweeperTips

Tips to help you assist Street Sweeping crews:

  • Do not place yard debris, grass clippings or blow/rake leaves into the street.
  • Remove any large limbs or other heavy debris.
  • Remove vehicles from the street on scheduled days