CLEAN COMMUNITIES

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✔ 2019 SCHEDULED EVENTS-

Thank you for a successful shredding day!

Our next Community Paper shredding day is SUNDAY, September 22.  Yes, SUNDAY!

LOOK for some of our new spots that have been adopted throughout town!

Come check us out at our booth at Olde Suckasunny Day.  Saturday, September 7 on Main Street.

The Clean Communities program is a comprehensive litter abatement program serving New Jersey residents and visitors for over 30 years. The basic mission is to reduce litter in public places, promote the volunteer cleanup of public lands and sustain a reduction in litter through education.

Roxbury Clean Communities is a simple and fun way to be a part of our community. We are looking for individuals, school groups, churches, or businesses willing to donate some time to continue to keep Roxbury beautiful.

Adopt-a-Road – Pledge to adopt a public roadway in the Township and make at least two (2) clean ups each year. Clean Communities will supply you with gloves, bags, vests and Litter Patrol signs as needed.

Adopt-a-Spot – Pledge to adopt a public spot, such as an area in a park and make at least two (2) clean ups (add some small beautification improvements) each year. Clean Communities will supply you with bags and gloves as needed.

The Township will collect the bagged litter once the clean-up is complete.

We are also encouraging teens to get a group together and fulfill some hours for community service requirements (looks good on a college or job application). Mini-grants are available!  ini-grants for non-profit group on a first come, first served basis as well as other means of acknowledgment, such as a posted sign in the designated spot, write-ups with photo, and certificates celebrating the individuals, groups or businesses.

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.  

Make it fun!

For more information contact  Kellie Ann Keyes at 973-448-2053 or keyesk@roxburynj.us


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Storm Water Pollution-

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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!save paper and trees image

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!! 

plastic bags

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