Become part of the solution to Keep New Brunswick clean by becoming the Clean City Block Captain on your street!
All residents are encouraged to become Block Captains. These special volunteers are responsible for conducting mini clean-ups on their block throughout the year and educating neighbors about the significance of keeping their block clean. This grassroots effort, started in 2010, keeps litter off our streets and builds community bonds block by block.
The City of New Brunswick provides Block Captains with bags, gloves, educational materials in both English and Spanish along with technical support to aid in the clean-up process. The Clean City Block Captain program meets twice a year and active Block Captains receive awards, like certificates and clean-up tools and are acknowledged for their participation and dedication to the New Brunswick community.
The New Brunswick Clean City Block Captain program is coordinated by Clean Communities Coordinator Donna Caputo and is always looking for new volunteers to join the team.
Block Captains take it upon themselves to make a positive impact on the City. They do M.O.R.E.
Organize mini clean-ups
Recruit block captains and Report issues
To sign up for the Block Captain program, residents may fill out the application above and email it to the New Brunswick Environmental Commission at NBEC@cityofnewbrunswick.org or mail it to:
The City of New Brunswick
Division of Clean Communities
400 Jersey Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Residents may also call the Division of Clean Communities at (732) 745-5245 for more information.
In November of 2015, upon receiving New Brunswick’s first-ever Sustainable Jersey Certification, the Clean City Block Captain program also received the Creativity and Innovation Award at the New Jersey State League of Municipalities Sustainable Jersey Luncheon!