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.

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International Coastal Cleanup - SITE LEADERS NEEDED! September 2022 - October 2022

In partnership with the Ocean Conservancy and Clean Virginia Waterways, join Keep Norfolk Beautiful for the 2022 International Coastal Cleanup (ICC)!  The ICC isn’t your average cleanup - volunteers use tracking sheets to collect data on the types and amount of litter found. This year, you can register as a site leader for one of Norfolk's 10 sites, or volunteer at a KNB hosted event. To get started, register now

Special Waste Collection Event - November 5 @ 1106 Campostella Rd., 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. 

Join Keep Norfolk Beautiful for a *FREE* drive-thru, drop-off Special Waste Collection Event for Norfolk residents at Southside STEM Academy. The event will feature household hazardous waste and electronic disposal, plastic bag and film collection, on-site secure shredding, and a free tree giveaway. Proof of residency is required. 

Register to volunteer on November 5. Positions are limited, so reserve your spot now. Volunteer tasks include: 

  • Household Hazardous Waste collection, plastic bag collection, shredding, check-in, traffic control, and more.

Learn more about the accepted items.

#BagtheBeach

This summer, join Keep Norfolk Beautiful as a Bag the Beach Ambassador! For this program, you will serve as an ambassador on Norfolk beaches by passing out trash bags and reminding beachgoers to #BagtheBeach. Ambassadors must be 18+ to participate. To get started, register here. 

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!

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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.

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