High School students collect plastic bags in a competition to win the
Trex challenge. Nandua High has won the challenge for the last
three years. Waste Watchers says 'Way to go.' There is a
photo of the students in the "Photos" page on this website.
Community Service Hours? Waste Watchers of the Eastern Shore has
plenty of volunteer opportunities. Click on this link
For other opportunities to volunteer and protect the Eastern Shore with the Nature Conservancy, click on this link
Pictures of the 2013 Essay Content Winners are now in the photogallery, click on Photos link above.
Keep America Beautiful link
At our last meeting, we voted unanimously
to affiliate with Keep America Beautiful. We are hoping to work with the
Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission to find a way to embed Waste
Watchers' concerns- responsible disposal of waste on the Eastern Shore- in the
everyday operations of our counties governments. Ambitious? Well yes but that's
the way we are....hope for the best, prepare for the worst, and take what
comes. Please help us come up with ways to boost our recycling
rate. At present we're at about 30% which is okay but we are aiming for 50% by
2015. If you have ideas, please send them in; we'd like recycling to become the
norm for many many more people than it is now.
Waste Watchers has adopted Airport Road through the Adopt-A-Highway
Watchers is an independent, non-profit (donations are tax-deductible) volunteer community group that
promotes the responsible disposal of waste on the Eastern Shore. Check out our Facebook page as well, link
P.O. Box 191/Onancock, VA 23417
out the 3rd annual Waste Watchers essay contest, link
work in ways large and small, from picking up
litter and supporting the VA DOT Adopt-a-Highway litter abatement
program [see Adopt-a-Highway Tab above], promoting recycling, to
influencing public policy. There's a
everyone and we need everyone's help. We
are also supporting a research study on the influences of balloons as
litter. To learn about the study or to
report balloon litter, go to the ‘Links’ tab at the top of the page and
on the appropriate links.
Watchers is active all over the Shore. Wherever someone
picks up a piece of litter, Waste Watchers is there. Any time a family
office decides they can start recycling or a teacher decides to teach
where garbage goes, Waste Watchers is there. Whenever an
individual, a group of friends, a church, a club or a business decides
to actively do something about our roadside litter by adopting a
highway and cleaning it four times a year, Waste Watchers
is there to help.
that isn't disposed of responsibly hurts
everyone. It's dangerous, costly, and ugly. It's also killing off the
animals and ecosystems we love so much.
Watchers has a team of volunteers (Trash Talkers)
who will come to your school, business, office, or home to educate you
reducing consumption, reusing what you can, and recycling. We
litter pick-up events. We also sponsor an essay contest in
the schools, See "Photos" tab above for 2012
winners. To sign up to volunteer in our projects, use
Watchers meetings are every second Wednesday of
the month except for August and December. We meet at the Eastern
Chamber of Commerce in Melfa from 11am to 1pm. Usually we just
lunches and get to work. Everyone is welcome.