Norfolk, VA

Norfolk, VA


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It’s pronounced Nor-folk and residents are keeping it green! With waterways, trees, and abundant marshland and wetlands to protect, Norfolk made it a priority to be cleaner, greener, smarter. One way you can help is by recycling! And, you’ll get rewarded for recycling with Recycling Perks. Your recycling containers are bright blue and recycling collection is every other week.

Norfolk

Recycling Perks, The Program


Recycling Perks, the program

Norfolk is central to Hampton Roads and is home to many great attractions that keep residents occupied when they’re not recycling and being green. Norfolkians are more hip than hipsters when it comes to recycling and the environment.

Need A 2nd Recycling Cart?

Norfolk wants to make sure you can recycle as much as possible. They’ll gladly deliver a 2nd recycling cart if you need one! Email the Norfolk Impact Center at healthyneighborhoods@norfolk.gov to request a 2nd cart.

Recycling Beyond The Cart

There are many items that can be recycled, but not in your curbside cart like household hazardous waste. If you would like to recycle batteries, electronics, and other hazardous material, visit the City’s recycling website.

Recycling Perks welcomes Norfolk businesses to participate in the rewards program by offering a discount to local recyclers. The program is free for businesses to participate and more information can be found by clicking here.

Rack Card

To download the Norfolk Recycling Perks rack card, click here!

KNOW WHAT IS RECYCLABLE IN YOUR CITY


Download this helpful guide to better understand the rules of recycling with the City of Norfolk.

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Blog Entries


Rinse, wash, reuse

If you are like us then you have acquired quite the random collection of reusable bags from cotton, to linen, canvas and possibly even ones made from reusable plastic bottles. It’s great to have a bunch, it ensures that you won’t ever be caught juggling leaving the grocery store. But, we have a question for you, did you ever think about the number of bacteria that could be lingering on your bags? Gross! Check out some tips below for cleaning those bags. 

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Reusable Bags Like You Have Never Seen Them Before

We all talk about the importance of bringing reusable bags to the grocery store and the many design options but have you heard about the many uses of reusable bags? They can be used for more than just grocery runs in their traditional form…..but thanks to a lot of awesome people out there they are not just offered in their traditional form anymore! Check out 5 “new age” reusable bags.

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Reusable bags will save the world

Do you often wonder what more you can do to make a difference for our fight for a sustainable planet? Well, our opinion is that there are two simple things you can do to make a big impact. First, one is trying to live by the 6 Rs and the second is to show others you care. There are so many ways that these two world-changing goals can be accomplished and if you have more ideas, please share them with us! 

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Understanding Microplastics

When plastic enters our world, it never really goes away. From the day it is manufactured, plastic crosses into a never-ending cycle, continuously re-entering our lives. Plastic slowly breaks down over time into increasingly tinier pieces called microplastics, no larger than a grain of rice (less than 5mm). They never truly go away. These plastic pieces can be found in many aspects of our lives, and are so prevalent that they are hard to avoid. 

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