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Waste Watchers is an independent, non-profit (contributions are tax deductible) volunteer community group that promotes the responsible disposal of waste on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. We focus on Eastern Shore litter and trash pick up along our highways, shorelines, and other crucial points.


Waste Watchers works in ways large and small, from picking up litter and supporting the VA DOT Adopt-a-Highway litter abatement program to influencing public policy. There’s a place for everyone in our organization and we need everyone’s help.


Garbage that isn’t disposed of properly hurts everyone. It’s dangerous, costly and just plain ugly. It’s also killing off the very wildlife we love so much on the shore.


Waste Watchers has a team of volunteers (The Trash Talkers) who will come to your school, business, organization or home to educate you about reducing consumption, reusing what you can and recycling. We facilitate litter pick up events all over the shore in an effort to clean up the show one roadway at a time. We also sponsor events such as essay contests in an effort to educate younger generation about proper waste disposal and management.

Waste Watchers works with the Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission through the GreenWorks Committee to better collaboratively with the local governments and serve the region.


Waste Watchers meets the second Wednesday of every month from Noon to 2 PM at the Chamber of Commerce in Melfa. Everyone is welcome to attend.  Please come by and see what we are all about. Minutes to the last meeting here: Waste Watchers Minutes May 9 2018. JUNE MEETING CANCELLED. Next meeting will be July 11th, please join us!

Contact us at wastewatchers.esva@gmail.com, Follow us on , or call your local VDOT coordinator at 757-787-1550.


DONATE NOW to our registered 501(c)3 and help make it possible for us to continue to serve the Shore!