E-Waste Recycling location has changed

The electronic waste (e-waste) drop-off location has changed!

Do you have unwanted TVs, laptops, cell phones or other electronic devices? You can recycle your e-waste and help keep toxic materials out of landfills. As of April 14, Norfolk residents should take e-waste to the Norfolk SPSA Transfer Station located at 3136 Woodland Avenue. After April 14, Towing & Recovery will no longer be able to accept residential e-waste.

Learn more about e-waste, drop-off times and acceptable items.


New Hours for Talbot Park Farmers Market

2023 Season Hours

Wednesdays, 3:00pm – 6:00pm (formerly 6:30pm), April through October
Plus a special Thanksgiving Market on Sunday, November 19, 2023, 12:30pm – 3:00pm

More information at https://www.norfolkvafarmersmarket.com/talbot-park

Norfolk Light Rail Extension



Public Meetings

Mon, March 20th 2023
6PM – 8PM
Springhill Suites
6350 Newtown Rd.

Wed, March 22 2023
5PM – 7PM
Elegant Affairs
930 N. Military Hwy.

Pop-Up Events

Join us for light refreshments

Wed, March 22 2023
11AM – 2PM
Military Highway Transfer Station
Ring Rd. outside former Macy’s

Sat, March 25 2023
9AM – 11AM
Newtown rd. Park & Ride
135 Kempsville Rd.

A Summer of Learning

Believe in Learning Norfolk proudly presents their flagship event: A Summer of Learning! 

A Summer of Learning will include a Kick Off Weekend from Friday, June 16th to Sunday, June 18th. Events will last through Saturday, August 5th.

Be sure to save the date!

Find out more information about Believe in Learning Norfolk on their website: www.norfolk.gov/lifelonglearning 

Revised Street Sweeping Schedule

The Division of Environmental Storm Water is currently experiencing delays in their sweeping schedule due to the following factors:

  • Mechanical/equipment failure
  • Long lead times on equipment repairs
  • Competition with other entities for qualified commercial driver operators

Due to these ongoing challenges, starting this month (March), they have modified their street sweeping schedule to ensure neighborhoods are completed, at a minimum, once every three (3) months. Wards Corner is scheduled for the first Friday in February, May, August, and November. They will post reminders on Nextdoor when our sweeping day is upcoming.

Please note:

  • Mondays will continue to be makeup days for missed areas due to inclement weather.
  • Areas with Parking Enforcement signs will continue to be swept monthly, per posted signs.

Although the division understands there is frustration with the street sweeping program, the stormwater utility fee is assessed to all Norfolk residents and businesses. The fee is used exclusively to provide all the City services which reduce flooding and prevent water pollution:

  • General maintenance, repair and cleaning of the stormwater infrastructure which includes sweeping, pipes, ditches, stormwater ponds, and 15 pump stations
  • Improvements and extensions of our current stormwater system
  • Design and construction of new infrastructure
  • Unfunded federal and state environmental mandates we must comply with
  • Capital projects

The City of Norfolk continues to pride itself on having the most robust street sweeping program in Hampton Roads, even with the current schedule challenges. Rest assured crews are working diligently to remove as much debris from the roadways as possible.

We encourage residents to assist us in these efforts by always keeping the curb and gutter in front of their property free of debris, i.e., leaves, branches, litter, etc., to ensure that rainwater may run, unimpeded, to the stormwater curb inlets which will reduce localized flooding, per City code. Our combined efforts will continue to enhance our city and protect our waterways!

If you would like further information pertaining to the City’s stormwater program, you can visit the division’s website at www.norfolk.gov/stormwater.  

Learn how to swim – swim lessons are back!

Before the summer fun, make sure you and your family are ready. Swim lesson registration is now open for preschool, youth and adults. You and your child can learn basic aquatic skills and swimming strokes like the breaststroke and elementary backstroke as well as skills needed to stay safe around water.

Lesson series are $30 for Norfolk residents and $45 for non-residents.

Check out the schedule (Click on Aquatics) and register!

Recycle or Trash?

Unsure if it’s recyclable? The Waste Wizard makes it easy to figure out!

  • Search any item.
  • Learn what goes in what bin.
  • Find locations for special waste drop-off.

It’s never been easier to “Recycle Right!”

Waste Sorting Game!

Do you know what to recycle and what to throw out? Test your recycling skills with this fun and interactive waste sorting game!

Sort materials correctly and win fun items to build your own digital park.

Engage Norfolk 2023

Norfolk Councilwoman Andria McClellan invites you and your neighbors to attend the 6th Annual Engage Norfolk event on Sunday, March 19th from 11am-2:30pm at the SCOPE Exhibition Hall (downstairs at Scope, free parking is available). The event is free and open to the public; no registration is required. Attendees will be able to visit more than 100 non-profits and city departments, register to vote, learn about valuable city resources and assistance, as well as meet federal, state, and local elected officials and the 2023 candidates for the Virginia House of Delegates and Virginia Senate.

This is a great opportunity to become a more engaged and informed citizen…and it’s a lot of fun with loads of free giveaways!

More information, including a list of currently registered organizations which will have tables, is available at www.engagenorfolk.com.

2022 Resident Survey Results

The City of Norfolk is committed to using data to help inform decisions and allocate resources. One important source of data is input from residents about their priorities and satisfaction with the services provided.

To provide up-to-date information regarding resident priorities and satisfaction, Norfolk contracted with ETC Institute to conduct a survey of residents. This survey was conducted in the fall of 2022; surveys were sent via the U.S. Postal Service and respondents were given the choice of responding by mail, online, or by telephone. This survey represents a random and statistically valid sample of residents from across the city. ETC Institute monitored responses and followed up to ensure all sections of the city were represented. An opportunity was also provided for residents not included in the random sample to take the survey and express their views. A resident survey is planned to be conducted every two years.

View all results, including interactive charts on Norfolk’s OpenData portal here: https://data.norfolk.gov/stories/s/hgnv-4cex

New Traffic Pattern on I-64 East at HRBT as early as Jan 28

After exiting the tunnel, traffic will shift to temporary bridge

NORFOLK, VA. – The HRBT Expansion Project reaches a crucial marine milestone with the completion of a temporary bridge, allowing construction to begin on a new, permanent structure. Motorists traveling on I-64 East (towards Norfolk) should anticipate a shift in traffic at the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel as early as Jan. 28. Both lanes of traffic on I-64 East will shift to the left onto a temporary marine bridge upon exiting the tunnel.

This temporary bridge will allow crews to demolish a portion of the existing bridge to build the new permanent structure in its place. When construction on the new permanent bridge is complete, traffic will shift onto the new bridge, and the temporary bridge will be removed.

The temporary bridge is constructed with steel piles as part of the foundation. Steel piles are well suited for heavy traffic loads, while also making it easier for crews to remove the temporary bridge once traffic is shifted to the permanent bridge. With the new future bridge connecting to the South Island at the same point as the current bridge, bridge construction must be completed in phases to accommodate VDOT’s commitment to maintaining two lanes of travel during peak hours. Safety is our top priority.

It is important that all drivers are patient, obey posted speed limits and drive distraction-free. Please pay attention to the digital message signs for important messages.

The HRBT Expansion Project will expand travel lanes across the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel while increasing safety, easing congestion and improving emergency evacuation readiness. The project will double capacity on I-64 in the cities of Hampton and Norfolk, with the addition of twin two-lane bored tunnels, new marine trestle bridges and bridge and interstate widening. Over 100,000 vehicles cross the HRBT each day during peak season, and the HRBT Expansion Project is an integral part of keeping the region and Virginia moving.  

Please check the project website’s Traffic Alerts page for updates at HRBTexpansion.org.