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On-Going Volunteer Opportunities

Adopt-A-Spot & Community Cleanups  

To register or learn more: Adopt-A-Spot

To register or learn more: Community Cleanups

Have a question? Email KNB

Green Bucket Brigade 

To register or learn more: Green Bucket Brigade

For current participants, report your Green Bucket Brigade cleanups.

Special Event Recycling Program

Learn more about how you can bring recycling to your next event!

Annual Volunteer Opportunities

The Great American Cleanup, March 1st - May 31st 

The Great American Cleanup is a three-month outreach program aiming to raise awareness of 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. 

Have a question or want to receive our newsletter? Email the event coordinator

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)
Have a question? Email the event coordinator

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  

Have a question? Email the event coordinator

The International Coastal Cleanup - September 2022 through October 2022

Keep Norfolk Beautiful and volunteer site leaders host cleanups throughout the city during this two-month event. But, this isn’t your average cleanup. Volunteers will use tracking sheets to record the types and amount of litter found. Volunteer leaders will be needed to host a cleanup at one of the 11 sites that are cleaned every year. 

Have a question? Email the event coordinator

Jam’n Jamz - January 2023

Every year Friends of Norfolk’s Environment, with Keep Norfolk Beautiful, Environmental Storm Water Management, and Parks and Recreation, distributes free fruit and nut trees. This free event for Norfolk residents helps to increase the City's tree canopy and enhance the quality of our local community and environment! 

Have a question? Email Friends of Norfolk's Environment.