Community Groups Clean Over a Ton of Litter and Recycling in New Brunswick

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.

Unity Square volunteers during an October 14 litter cleanup.

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.

Volunteers with an October 15 litter cleanup, sponsored by the New Brunswick Environmental Commission and the Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership

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.

Volunteers with the Esperanza Neighborhood Project during a litter cleanup on October 15.

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.

Volunteers with Unity Square during a litter cleanup on October 14.

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.

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