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!