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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 - 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. 

Learn more about the accepted items.

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 - First Saturday of June

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 through October

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. 

Register now for the 2023 International Coastal Cleanup

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.