Essex County Virginia

Be a Trash Trooper and help clean Essex County!

Posted on 11/15/2021

Be a Trash Trooper and help clean Essex County! From October 16 - November 19th, be part of the Clean Essex Project campaign and take pride in your community! Fill bags, count them, take a photo; then take to the local dump. Your photo of the trash bags your group collected is to compete for CASH! Your group will donate the prize money to a community organization such as the fire department, rescue squad, church, boy scouts, girl scouts, etc.


Win Cash for Trash!


Earn up to $500 for your favorite Essex County community organization. Perfect for Neighborhoods, Businesses, and Nonprofits. (Youth clubs, schools, churches, athletic associations, etc).


1st place $500

2nd place $300

3rd place $200


Register Today!

Applications can be found at Collection begins on October 16th.


Winners will be announced at 11:00 a.m. on November 20, 2021 at the Tappahannock Farmer’s Market, located on Prince Street


Pick up your Clean-up Kit at the Essex County Parks and Recreation Office at 304 Queen Street.


Contact Kay Carlton for more information, call 804-443-2470 email


Thank you for your participation!


A special thank you to our sponsors: Tappahannock Main Street, James River Equipment, Pammy's Produce, Holtzman Propane, Food Lion, Tappahannock Cheverolet, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative, River City Golf Carts, Hot Mix VA Radio, Sheetz, Tappahannock Furniture Store, Thyme in a Basket, and Java Jack's Cafe'