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


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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Stop the rain!

We just shared with you an article about how microplastics have been found to be falling with the rain in some areas. And it’s ok if it scares you, it scares us too–we’re all in this together.

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Can “just one” equal 7 billion?

We know numbers can be boring, but in the case of plastic, they can be staggering! Poly, our plastic friend, tried his best to help you conceptualize what the effect of “just one” can be.

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The plastic bas is already in the fish

Plastic bags can be harmful to our wildlife in multiple ways. The two biggest are becoming entangled in the plastic or mistaking the bags for food. You may ask why those silly animals are eating plastic.

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