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  • Trash and Recycling Information
  • How to Become a Block Captain
  • Sewer and Utility Information
  • Snow Plowing and Street Sweeping Information



Monday, March 23, 2015, the Clean City Block Captain meeting recapped the program and what it means to Keep New Brunswick Clean!

Awards were given along with free tools, bins and recycled accessories.

It’s never too late to sign up or take part so call our department for more information!


8.19.14 Block Cpt. Meeting
Click here for more info. on the upcoming Clean City Block Captain meeting in March 2015!
August 19th the New Brunswick Environmental Commission hosted the Clean City Block Captain Meeting. Block Captains not only help keep their neighborhoods clean, but they take it upon themselves to make a positive impact on the City. They do M.O.R.E.
Motivate othersOrganize mini clean-upsRecruit block captains and Report issues

Educate neighbors

Click Here to download the Clean City Block Application Form
Click Here to view the Stop Think Go Green Keep New Brunswick Clean Program Poster
Click Here to view the Stop Think Go Green Keep New Brunswick Clean Program Poster in Spanish

Hub City Streets Repairs Information

DPW fixing pothole 2.27.14

Several New Brunswick streets have been recently repaved to keep commuting around New Brunswick smooth and safe!
The following roads have been repaved over the summer months:

  • Commercial Avenue between George Street and Neilson Street
  • Georges Road
  • Jefferson Avenue
  • Delavan Street
  • Comstock Street is to be paved on Sept. 3 and 4.

Citizens with concerns regarding New Brunswick streets, including pothole reports are asked to call the Department of Public Works at (732) 745-5105 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. After-hours emergencies should be directed to the New Brunswick Police Department at (732) 745-5200.

Students Using Their Time With Their City in Mind

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At Urban Clean-up Week, students celebrated “School Kids Sweep Up” Day by giving back to their community.Students canvassed the City with Department of Public Works (DPW) staff and school teachers by picking up litter around town.Later, with the trash found, students played a game of “Slam Dunk the Junk” at Feaster Park and participated in more trash/recycling themed activities for prizes! For a full album of photos from “School Kids Sweep Up” Day, visit: https://www.facebook.com/CityofNewBrunswick.

For the 2014 Urban Cleanup Week Information Click Here (English)

For the 2014 Urban Cleanup Week Information Click Here (Spanish)

Slam Dunk the Junk 4.22.14

(Click on the above image of “Slam Dunk the Junk” to enlarge)

April 22, 2014 – Urban Cleanup Week’s “School Kids Sweep Up Day” was a success with students from Paul Robeson Community School, Lincoln Elementary Community School, Woodrow Wilson Elementary School and McKinley Community School helping their City out and participating in Urban Cleanup Week.

All four schools picked up 1.2 tons of litter! McKinley Community School came in first place, winning the gold dust pan. Paul Robeson Community School received second place, winning the silver dust pan, with Lincoln Elementary Community School winning third and the bronze dust pan!

Following the game of “Slam Dunk the Junk,” pictured above, students could win even more prizes playing a recycling game of PLINKO.

Urban Clean-up Week on WCTC – Mayor Cahill Talks “Trash”

4.22.14 WCTC Mayor edited picture

Urban Clean-up Week is seven days of environmental-themed events and efforts in New Brunswick that tackles all areas: clean neighborhoods, businesses and houses of worship, recycling and student involvement. April 22nd on WCTC, Mayor Cahill spoke about the remaining events to help make New Brunswick a cleaner, better community for everyone. He noted how a clean community needs participation from all members including businesses, non-profits and homeowners. Mayor Cahill also encouraged residents to look beyond their own properties to the cleanliness and maintenance of the surrounding streets, parks and homes.
shoveling sidewalksSnow Removal Reminder: Please remember to shovel your sidewalks. Snow and ice must be removed 12 hours after snow fall. Additionally, fire hydrants should be cleared 3 feet in case of emergencies.