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

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: