Stop-Think-Go Green – Keep New Brunswick Clean!
Urban Cleanup Week 2016 was a great success!
Nearly four tons of litter and refuse were removed from our City’s streets, waterways and open spaces in April 2016 as another successful Urban Cleanup Week came to an end.
Throughout the month of April, eight volunteer cleanups were conducted by the following groups: the Rutgers Office of Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships; Delta Upsilon; the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick; the Uptown Cleanup Crew; the New Brunswick Environmental Commission and Rutgers University Major Events and Programs. Students from four elementary schools also cleaned up more than a ton of litter during School Kids Sweep Up Day.
The American Medical Student Association of Rutgers University was also scheduled to perform a community cleanup but unfortunately had to cancel due to weather.
The New Brunswick DPW is the facilitator of Urban Cleanup Week. To assist our volunteers as they generously donate their time to these cleanups, the DPW provides trash bags and cleanup supplies and has staff on hand at each event to educate volunteers about the impact that litter has on our environment and make sure that they work safely. At the conclusion of each cleanup, the DPW collects all bags of refuse to ensure it is properly disposed of.
Thank you to all our volunteer groups for their time and effort spent to help beautify our community! To view a gallery of photos from all the cleanups, please click here.
“New Brunswick Is In Your Hands Please Keep It Clean”