It's Time for Spring Cleaning Consider Becoming a Block Captain!
New volunteers are sought to help join New Brunswick’s team of Clean City Block Captains, an important program that works to keep New Brunswick’s streets clean and green!
These special volunteers are responsible for conducting small litter clean-ups on their block throughout the year. They also educate their neighbors about the significance of keeping neighborhoods clean. This grassroots effort, started in 2010, keeps litter off our streets and builds community bonds block-by-block.
The program is open to any and all residents that would like to take part. It comes at no cost to the participants, as the City of New Brunswick provides Block Captains with bags, gloves and educational materials in both English and Spanish along with technical support to aid in the clean-up process.
The Clean City Block Captain program holds special meetings twice a year where 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. An application to join is available at the link below:
For more information on the program, please contact the New Brunswick DPW’s Division of Clean Communities at (732) 745-5254 or email NBEC@cityofnewbrunswick.org.
Are you looking for other ways to help make the City of New Brunswick clean and green? Urban Cleanup week begins on April 17 and has a whole week of special events scheduled to promote recycling, litter cleanup and environmentally-friendly behaviors.
More information on Urban Cleanup Week is available here.