Curbside Recycling - Trash Collection Day

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The following is a message from TFC Recycling, the city’s recycling contractor:

There is a critical shortage of qualified commercial truck drivers impacting transportation systems across the country. Locally, TFC Recycling has a driver shortage, the cause of major collection delays. TFC Recycling is implementing aggressive driver recruitment and training programs to attract and maintain a fleet of drivers, including significant wage increases. Drivers are currently working longer hours and weekends to keep up with collection schedules.

If your recycling is not collected on your normal day, please leave the can at the curb. TFC Recycling will ensure that it is collected. TFC Recycling is working directly with the City of Norfolk to communicate service issues daily and requests that customers be patient with the city during this period. Thank you for your understanding and for recycling!


Collection occurs every other week on the same day as trash collection.

Learn your collections schedule, view the 2021 curbside calendar (PDF), or review the accepted items. All residences and multi-family homes with four units or less that are on the City of Norfolk waste collection system are eligible for curbside recycling. To request a cart, please call 757-664-6510 or fill out the online form to request a cart. Households are also allowed to have up to two recycling carts at no additional charge.

Pickup Reminders

Can’t remember your recycling collection date? Sign up for RecyclingPerks to receive the Recycle e-Minder email to remind you to set out your recycling.