Celebrate Thanksgiving Safely

Holiday Trash Collection Information

If your trash collection day falls on a holiday, Waste Management will service your neighborhood the Saturday following the holiday. Look for posted reminder signs.

Wards Corner trash pickup will occur on Saturday, November 28th.

For more information visit www.norfolk.gov/TRASH or call 757-664-6510.

RPOS Master Plan Public Input

Recreation, Parks & Open Space is currently updating its comprehensive Parks and Recreation Master Plan. The Master Plan provides guidance for future recreational programming, park development, facility improvements, land acquisition and more. Norfolk residents are invited to join this process. Facilitated by PROS Consulting, Inc., residents will be engaged in thoughtful discussions through live polling, Q&A and public feedback.

Wednesday, December 96:00PM – 7:00PM
Thursday, December 106:00PM – 7:00PM

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Attention at Home Chefs!

Did you know that 70% of the sanitary sewer blockages and overflows in the City of Norfolk are caused by the buildup of fats, oils and grease? Norfolk encourages at-home chefs to collect and dispose of these drain-clogging substances properly. 

  • Reuse or recycle turkey frying oil– Fried turkey is a treat, but what is the trick to disposing of all that leftover oil? Run it through a strainer into its original container, and you can use it again for future frying for up to six months or six hours of frying time. Or, freeze the container and throw the hardened oil away on trash day. Large amounts of oil, up to five gallons of liquid or 75 pounds of solid waste per visit, can be recycled at the SPSA’s Norfolk Transfer Station, 3136 Woodland Avenue, Tuesday & Saturday from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. For additional information click here or call SPSA: 757-961-3981.
  • Can standing grease – The turkey frying disposal method also applies to standing grease leftover from cooking bacon, sausage and other fried foods. Pour the left-over cooking oil in a heat-safe can, pop it in the freezer to harden and toss the can out with the trash. 
  • Trash oily substances – Avoid depositing oil-based substances such as lard, shortening, butter, margarine, dairy products, batter and icing, salad dressings and sauces into the drain, where they can congeal and clog the pipes. Dump these leftovers in the garbage instead. 
  • Scrap leftover foods– Throw food scraps in the trash or compost them. Use a napkin or paper towel to wipe away residue from serving dishes and plates. Then rinse these items over a sink strainer to catch and dispose of any remaining food particles. 
  • Avoid the garbage disposals: These appliances do break food scraps down into smaller pieces, but they just end up clinging to the pipe walls. Over time, the buildup increases, blocks the flow of wastewater and leads to backups. 

FOG is not only a nuisance but an environmental concern as well! If you see water where it shouldn’t be, call Utilities 24/7/365 at 757-823-1000. For more tips on keeping a clean, green kitchen, visit www.askHRgreen.org

Free Holiday Themed Family Photos

Norfolk City Hall Opens to the Public by Appointment Only

Norfolk City Hall will open to the public by appointment only on November 12.  To protect the health and safety of city employees and the public, walk-ins will not be permitted.  Appointments must be made in advance to allow city employees time to clean and sanitize areas between visits.  

Virtual and phone meetings will remain the preferred method to meet the needs of residents. In-person appointments will be reserved for requests that cannot be handled over the phone, email or virtually. 

To make an appointment, visitors should contact a specific department in advance.  Contact information for city departments is located on the website, www.norfolk.gov.

DMV Select located in City Hall is not open.  Visit the DMV website to schedule an appointment at a full-service DMV location. 

Only the person or persons who need to attend the appointment should come to City Hall.  The following COVID-19 procedures are in place for all visitors:

  • The public must enter through the doors on the Union Street side of the building and check in with security
  • Face coverings are required, and physical distancing must be maintained
  • The guard will administer a short COVID-19 health questionnaire
  • Visitors will wait in a clean and sanitized waiting area until appointment
  • The public must exit through the doors on the Civic Plaza side of the building

The City continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 environment and work in partnership with the Norfolk Health Department regarding city operations.   Visit www.norfolk.gov for COVID-19 related information and updates.

Halloween Decoration Contest Winners

Congratulations to the residents of 420 Maycox, the winners of this year’s neighborhood Halloween decorating contest! They took home our best-in-show prize by impressing our judges in a tight battle with the residents across the street at 423 Maycox, who garnered runner-up accolades. Both residences will receive gift cards to Guads @ Granby.

Thank you to everyone who decorated this year (especially this year). We loved seeing all of the creative and spooky displays and look forward to more next Halloween!