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And help keep Norfolk beautiful!

KNB has awesome volunteer opportunities for individuals, civic and faith-based organizations, small and large businesses and military groups alike! Volunteers are the key to reducing litter in the City of Norfolk, conserving our natural resources, and enhancing community pride. Opportunities are listed below. 

Details: There are many locations around Norfolk that need regular care. The Adopt-A-Spot program is a coordinated effort between Keep Norfolk Beautiful and our volunteers to reduce litter throughout the city. Each year, Adopt-A-Spot volunteers prevent thousands of pounds of litter from entering our waterways. Click on the Adopt-A-Spot link above for more information.

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Community Cleanups

Details: Get your group, pick a date, and Keep Norfolk Beautiful will help with the rest. Don't know where to clean? We can help you find a location. Community Cleanups can be scheduled anytime throughout the year and Keep Norfolk Beautiful will provide supplies and training. Follow the link above to register your cleanup!

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Great American Cleanup (March - May)
Details: March through May is your chance to Team Up to Clean Up! 

Use the Community Cleanup link to register your group or individual Great American Cleanup. Keep Norfolk Beautiful will assist in finding a location, providing trash bags and gloves, and waste pickup. Get out this spring and let us help you keep Norfolk beautiful!

May 3rd 9 AM-1 PM, Paint the Park
Keep Norfolk Beautiful is hosting a business volunteer day to beautify Lafayette Park. If your business would like to participate, please email us at

May 4th 9 AM- 12 PM, Keep Norfolk Beautiful Day 
Join Keep Norfolk Beautiful and volunteers from 9 AM- 12 PM for a cleanup of the Elizabeth River Trail in celebration of Keep Norfolk Beautiful Day. All ages are welcome. Click here to register for the Elizabeth River Trail cleanup.   

OR organize your own cleanup in your Norfolk neighborhood to celebrate Keep Norfolk Beautiful Day!
Click here to plan your own Great American Cleanup on KNB Day.  

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Spring Clean Out to Clean Up (April 27, 2019)
Details: Join the City of Norfolk for the Spring Clean Out to Clean Up!  This event will be held on April 27th, 2018 from 9am-noon at 1176 Pineridge Road. Free recycling drop off for the following items are available for Norfolk residents  (* must show proof of residency)

• Plastic bags and plastic film

• Gently used household items and clothing

• General recyclables • Documents for secure shredding

• Household batteries and CFL bulbs *

• Paints and pesticides *

• Electronics *

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Clean the Bay Day (June 1st)

Details: Each year, on the first Saturday of June, thousands of Virginians simultaneously descend on the rivers, streams, and beaches of the Chesapeake Bay watershed to remove harmful litter and debris.

Join Keep Norfolk Beautiful as we celebrate 31 years of this annual Virginian tradition, This is a great opportunity for families, military installations, businesses, clubs, civic or church groups to give back to local waterways.

Signing up is easy! Register yourself or your group using the link here: https://www.cbf.org/events/clean-the-bay-day/clean-the-bay-day-locations.html#Norfolk. Once registered, you will be contacted with details about the event and available sites.

When: Saturday June 1st, 9am to noon

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International Coastal Cleanup (September - October)
Details: Every year, September through October, you can join the international volunteer opportunity to collect, track, and remove litter from Norfolk's beaches and waterways. 

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National Planting Day (September)
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Clean Out to Cleanup (November)
Details: Join Keep Norfolk Beautiful at Waste Management on Saturday November 11, for the fall clean out event! Bring your household items and old clothes to donate to Good Will. Eggleston will be on site for document shredding. Also drop off Household Hazardous Waste and e-cycling.

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