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Become a Block Captain

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Become part of the solution to Keep New Brunswick Clean
by becoming the Clean City Block Captain on your street!
Clean City Block Application Form

All residents are encouraged to become Block Captains, and you can even "co-captain" with a friend or neighbor. These special volunteers are responsible for conducting mini clean-ups on their block throughout the year and educating neighbors about the significance of keeping their block clean. This grassroots effort, started in 2010, keeps litter off our streets and builds community bonds block by block.

The City of New Brunswick provides Block Captains with bags, gloves, educational materials in both English and Spanish along with technical support to aid in the cleanup process. The Clean City Block Captain program meets twice a year and active Block Captains receive awards, certificates, and clean-up tools, acknowledging them for their participation and dedication to the New Brunswick community.

The New Brunswick Clean City Block Captain Program is coordinated by Clean Communities Coordinator Erin Maguire, who is always looking for new volunteers to join the team.   Clean City Block Application Form

Block Captains take it upon themselves to make a positive impact on the City. They do M.O.R.E. to:

  • Motivate others
  • Organize mini cleanups
  • Recruit other block captains
  • Report issues
  • Educate neighbors

For more information, please email  dpw@cityofnewbrunswick.org
Residents may also call the Division of Clean Communities at (732) 745-5245 for more information.

The City of New Brunswick
Division of Clean Communities
400 Jersey Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

To learn about the Second Saturday PARK CLEANUP program that  runs from May to November, please click HERE.


(L-R) Caryn Washington of the Rutgers University Office of Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships accepted a Certificate of Appreciation from Councilperson Kevin Egan and former Clean Communities Coordinator Donna Caputo.

Former Clean Communities Coordinator Donna Caputo (far left) and New Brunswick City Councilperson Kevin Egan presented certificates of appreciation to residents Mirsha Raviela (second from left) and Milagros Slee (far right) for their volunteer efforts to help spread New Brunswick’s “Stop. Think. Go Green.” message to local businesses in town.