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Get Involved!

The need on the Shore is great and we are always looking for new members and new active volunteers!

Annual member dues are only $10 and we are a registered not-for-profit entity, so donations are tax deductible! This can be done by credit card through Square here. Checks can also be mailed to President Marilyn Ailes at PO Box 191 Onancock, VA 23417. Please email or Facebook message to let us know that you’ve paid your dues/made the donation, we we’re sure to send a thanks and add you to our mailing list if you’re a new member.

Complete this linked survey, which should take no more than 3 minutes. Your answers on the survey will provide us with valuable information and insights about how Waste Watchers can best serve the Shore.

Complete this “Litter-related Questions for the Sheriffs” survey to help influence enforcement and reduce litter on the Shore!

You can find links to the monthly editions of the GreenNews e-Newsletter and request to join the mailing list by visiting the GreenWorks webpage on the A-NPDC website.

Waste Watchers will help you to organize your friends and neighbors for a fun road beautification day in your neck of the woods.  Link to checklist for what you need for the day here. Link to VDOT safety video here. Please look at our events calendar or check our facebook page to find out when and where these upcoming events are happening and join us!

Clean up just once, or regularly through VDOT’s  ADOPT A HIGHWAY PROGRAM, which requires a commitment to clean up twice annually for three consecutive years, call your local VDOT coordinator at 757-787-1550.

Sponsor-A-Road Pilot Program

Watch the 2 minute video below to find out about this unique program and how it’s helping make the Shore more beautiful!

To find more information or to get a quote for your business or organization, please visit the litter removal contractor’s website https://adoptahighway.net/

Annual Litter Survey

Using the Keep America Beautiful standards, Waste Watchers Volunteers score segments of our roads in order to track roadside litter progress. These surveys are completed in the spring of each year, and typically Accomack County Department of Public Works contributes by transporting volunteers for the 3 days in a County van.

Annual Essay Contest

Each winter, students from public and private schools on the Shore have the opportunity to submit a brief essay in response to a prompt focusing on either litter or recycling. Winners from several grade ranges are awarded a prize and are able to have their voice heard on the radio reading their winning entry!

This year we had 312 submissions and 6 winners from various grade levels ranging from elementary school to high school! Congratulations Winners!

Eastern Shore Community College Intern

Starting in 2017, Waste Watchers began working with the community college to employ a part-time intern to help with social media, marketing, outreach, and education in the community. If you are interested or know someone that would be, you’re encouraged to contact us or the ESCC intern coordinator.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

The Household Hazardous Waste Collection (HHWC) Facility is open in Painter!

Click here for a downloadable brochure on what you can bring to the HHWC!

This is made possible by a Virginia Health Department grant to the A-NPDC in a joint effort of the GreenWorks and the Ground Water Committees to help reduce risks to our groundwater and surface water resources. More information.

Contact us at wastewatchers.esva@gmail.com, Follow us on