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BREAKING NEWS
Nandua 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.

Need 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
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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 program. 

Who are we?

Waste 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

To Contact us:

P.O. Box 191/Onancock, VA 23417
wastewatchers.esva@gmail.com

757-787-7468
Check out the 3rd annual Waste Watchers essay contest, link

What are we?

We 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 place for 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 click on the appropriate links.

Where are we?

Waste Watchers is active all over the Shore. Wherever someone picks up a piece of litter, Waste Watchers is there. Any time a family or an office decides they can start recycling or a teacher decides to teach about 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.

Why?

Garbage that isn't disposed of responsibly hurts everyone. It's dangerous, costly, and ugly. It's also killing off the very animals and ecosystems we love so much.

How?

Waste Watchers has a team of volunteers (Trash Talkers) who will come to your school, business, office, or home to educate you about reducing consumption, reusing what you can, and recycling. We facilitate 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 this email

When?

Waste Watchers meetings are every second Wednesday of the month except for August and December.  We meet at the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce in Melfa from 11am to 1pm.  Usually we just bring our lunches and get to work.  Everyone is welcome.