Kenvil, NJ (October 3, 2019) – Throughout the month of October Roxbury Township has dispatched groups of volunteers that included young scouts, high school clubs, and green enthusiasts all giving their time to clear litter from many roads and parks throughout town.
Although the ground is covered in leaves this did not stop groups from diving in and removing 88 bags of trash and 19 bags of recycling totaling over 1,000 pounds of mixed materials being removed from our roadways, parks, and streams. This number does not include tires, furniture, office chairs, lumber, brick, concrete, various heavy metals, pool stairs, car parts and bicycles which could easily add another 1,000 pounds or more to the total number of weight collected.
We were lucky to have a number of groups such as the Roxbury High School Lacrosse team, Project Graduation and a number of scout troops who had a large group of participants sign up. This gave us an opportunity to “deep clean” some of the targeted areas. Although many of the areas have had surface clean ups in the past, we were excited to have these larger groups thoroughly work through these areas. The groups were able to remove items that have been buried for some time, increasing our overall collection number.
We are very proud of the results and we aren’t done yet! We have a number of other groups who will be completing cleanups during the first few weeks of November.
Thank you to the following groups who are helping create a better environment for all of us to share!
- A. Rosado Cub Scout Troop 163
- Boy Scout Pack 54 D. Gutowski
- Boy Scout Troop 54 Danielson Family
- Boy Scout Pack 60 Girl Scout Troop 95137
- Boy Scout Troop 188 M. Kovovich
- Brownie Troops 97252 & 97490 Roxbury Democrats for Council
- Cleffi Family Roxbury High School Lacrosse
- Roxbury Project Graduation Turnkey Exchange
- Roxbury Rebelz
- Roxbury Robotix Club
Do you feel frustrated by seeing litter lying around your street, park or our roadways? Then why not adopt that spot and volunteer to help keep your spot litter-free. We will provide free resources to help.
For more information about our Adopt-A-Spot program, Clean Communities Program, and mini-grant opportunities, contact Kellie Ann Keyes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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