An estimated 2,075 pounds of trash and 885 pounds of recycling were removed from City streets and wooded areas following a weekend of productive community litter cleanups in New Brunswick.
On Saturday, October 14, a team of 19 Unity Square volunteers cleaned 325 pounds of trash and 210 pounds of recycling from streets in the Remsen Avenue neighborhood near the Unity Square Community Center.
Twenty-two volunteers with a team sponsored by the New Brunswick Environmental Commission and the Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership spent the morning of Sunday, October 15 cleaning 1,300 pounds of trash and 255 pounds of recycling from the Mile Run Brook area, located near the intersection of Hamilton Street and Woodbridge Street.
That Sunday afternoon, 40 volunteers with the Esperanza Neighborhood Project took to the neighborhood of Joyce Kilmer Park, cleaning 450 pounds of trash and 420 pounds of recycling.
The City is grateful for the efforts of these engaged volunteers, as it is the enthusiasm and care of our community members that helps to keep our City clean and green!
If you would like more information on hosting a community cleanup in New Brunswick, please contact Clean Communities Coordinator Donna Caputo at (732) 745-5059.
To view more photos from the cleanups, please click here.