Hurricane Matthew Bulk Waste Update

The following is an update on Bulk Waste as a result of Hurricane Matthew:

A month after Hurricane Matthew slammed the region, Norfolk City teams in partnership with CrowderGulf contractors collected more than 26,000 cubic yards of storm-related debris.  That’s nearly half a football field worth of tree trucks, branches and limbs.

To make clean-up easy for residents after the storm, the City picked up bulk waste throughout October without a request.  Starting November 4th, residents are asked to once again schedule a bulk waste pickup.  Pickup will occur on the residents’ regular trash day.

CrowderGulf contractors will make a final sweep to collect large tree debris this weekend.  Beginning Monday, November 7th tree limbs larger than 6” inches diameter and quantities more than 3 cubic yards is the responsibility of the property owner to remove.

Norfolk trash trucks are equipped with GPS.  While crews collected a majority of storm debris, a few spots may have been missed.  Residents are asked to call and schedule pickup for any storm-related debris not picked up in October.

As a reminder, do not place debris near overhead wires, water meters and fire hydrants.

To schedule a bulk waste pickup, call the Norfolk Cares Call Center 664-6510 or online at

Have a wonderful weekend.

Carlton Ray Ransom
Senior Neighborhood Development Specialist
Neighborhood Engagement
401 Monticello
Norfolk, VA 23510
757-823-4206 | 757-284-8072 mobile


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