Street Sweeping Delays

Street sweeping delays are expected through late January/early February. Due to national supply chain shortages for parts, the Stormwater Street Sweeping Program is experiencing delays in equipment repairs.

Street sweepers are not designed to pick up large volumes of leaves. Only streets with a curb and gutter are swept. Leaves should never be raked or blown into the street or curb line. Per City Code 41.1-4, proactively keep leaves and other debris out the curb line in front of your home.   

Need to get rid of leaves? You have a few options! 

  • Leave the leaves – rake them into your flower beds (free mulch – feeds and insulates your flower beds, and provides a winter shelter for birds, frogs, butterflies and beneficial insects) 
  • Mulch mow – mow the leaves (chop them into smaller pieces), and leave on your lawn (free fertilizer) 
  • Compost (free soil) 
  • Bag for trash day – up to twenty (20) clear bags of leaves can be set out on your regular collection day for pick up by Waste Management 

For parking enforced areas, parking enforcement will continue and posted no parking zones will be ticketed as usual. Please adhere to all No Parking signs.

For non-enforced parking areas, if a neighborhood route is unable to be completed, they will attempt to make it up the following week. If not, the missed portion will be prioritized the next month.

For more information and additional tips for leaf disposal, visit www.norfolk.gov/streetsweeping.

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