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Rutgers Volunteers Partner with City to Clean Neighborhood Streets

Rutgers University students were responsible for cleaning 1,200 pounds of litter and 615 pounds of recycling off our City streets this past weekend during the first volunteer litter cleanup of the season! Student volunteers with Rutgers University Alternative Breaks Program, the Rutgers Office of Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships and Rutgers American Medical Students (RU […]

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Save The Date for the March 23 Clean City Block Captains Meeting!

The City of New Brunswick seeks the help of community residents like you to help keep its streets clean! The New Brunswick Clean City Block Captains program utilizes the volunteer efforts of residents to promote litter cleanups and community awareness of proper litter disposal. These efforts make a big difference in the cleanliness of our […]

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Bagged Leaves Collection to Take Place Wednesdays in November and December

Fall is here and it’s time to rake those leaves! The City of New Brunswick will collect leaf bags every Wednesday in November and December. Only biodegradable paper leaf bags and clear leaf bags will be collected. Leaves placed in any other bags will not be collected (i.e. white, green or black bags.) Bagged leaves can be placed curbside […]

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STOP! Don’t Throw That Old Computer in the Trash: E-Waste Drop-Off is this Saturday

By Mallory Milestone You already recycle your old paper and plastic, but what about electronics? Technology, just like the items which you typically put in the recycling bin, can be recycled instead of ending up in landfills! Help New Brunswick go green by participating in the City’s August E-Waste Drop Off, scheduled for this Saturday, […]

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Groups Go Green: A Community Recycling Initiative

The City of New Brunswick is pleased to offer community groups a way to actively ensure their neighborhoods stay clean and green while enabling residents to have the tools they need to properly recycle. Organizations wishing to do a community-oriented promotion or giveaway are urged to consider purchasing recycling bins from the New Brunswick DPW […]

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School Kids Sweep Up New Brunswick!

School Kids Sweep Up Day was successful for another year as 5th graders from Roosevelt, McKinley, Woodrow Wilson and Paul Robeson schools removed approximately 1.29 tons of litter from streets in their neighborhoods. School Kids Sweep Up Day is held annually as part of the City’s Urban Cleanup Week. Students from elementary schools in town […]

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Transforming Trash to Treasure – Spring Cleaning in the City

This past Sunday our Environmental Commission along with the Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership did some ‪#‎springcleaning‬ by tidying up the area around the Raritan River. Clean and green initiatives are really taking off here in New Brunswick and the sustainable snowball is just growing and growing! Another project from COLAB ARTS and the Watershed Sculpture […]

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Urban Cleanup Week 2016 is Coming!

Spring has arrived and with it, the start of Urban Cleanup Week! Urban Cleanup Week is a nine-day initiative that encourages all citizens of the City of New Brunswick to take an active role in the cleanliness of their town. Each day has a different theme, all centered around litter cleanup, recycling and the importance […]

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