The Roxbury Township Clean Communities program along with New Jersey Clean Communities is comprehensive litter abatement program serving residents and visitors. The program's mission is to reduce litter in public places, promote the volunteer cleanup of public lands and sustain a reduction in litter through education and enforcement.
We are encouraging our residents to take pride in our town without out of pocket expenses. All you need is a few hours of time to take a walk with your family or get together with friends.
We are looking for individuals, school groups, churches, or businesses willing to donate some time to continue to keep Roxbury beautiful.
Adopt-A-Spot volunteers help keep the Township of Roxbury clean and beautiful by pledging to clean and maintain an adopted spot at least two (2) times a year. Clean Communities will provide all necessary supplies.
The Township will collect the bagged litter once the clean-up is complete.
In return adopters will received recognition throughout the year for their efforts via social and news media. Plus a sign will be placed at the adopted spot recognizing the volunteers.
Mini-Grant Fundraising Opportunities - non-profit groups may qualify for mini-grant funding by participating in a clean up or by adopting a spot. Grants are available on a first come, first serve basis.
For more information contact Kellie Ann Keyes at 973-448-2053 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ok, so we weren't able to have a town-wide litter cleanup n the spring due to COVID-19 but we are on for the fall!
Our next cleanup is set for Saturday, October 24.
We did have a few early birds who wanted to clean up this past Saturday which was Nationa Clean-Up Day.
Thank you to the Lake Hopatcong Foundation for cleaning up their adopted spot, Mt. Arlington Blvd. and for Cub Scout pack 163 for cleaning up Patricia Dr.
Storm Water Pollution-
Water from rain and melting snow that fows over lawns, parking lots and streets is known as storm water runoff. This water, which travels along gutters, into catch basins and through storm drain pipes and ditches, usually is not treated, but then flows or is discharged into local waterbodies. Along the way, the storm water picks up trash (fast-food wrappers, cigarette butts, styrofoam cups, etc.) and toxins and other pollutants (gas, motor oil, antifreeze, fertilizers, pesticides and pet droppings). This polluted storm water can kill fish and other wildlife, destroy wildlife habitat, contaminate drinking water sources and force the closing of beaches because of health threats to swimmers.
Human activity is largely responsible for the storm water pollution. Everything that we put on the ground or into the storm drain can end up in our water. Each of us has a responsibility to make sure these contaminants stay out of our water. Whether we have clean water is up to you.
For more information please go to CleanwaterNJ.org
Fun facts and recycling news!
Did you know that recycling a stack of newspaper just 3 feet high saves one tree!
When in doubt, throw it out! - I know many of us wish everything was recyclable, but many things are not. So even though a pinata is made of paper, it's not recyclable.
Storm Water video-click here for a quick fun video! Follow the duck!!
This is why plastic bags do not belong in your recycle bin.
Recycle plastic bags that right way! Click here for article on plastic bag recycling