PISCATAWAY, NJ — Cloudy skies and a little rain did not stop residents and community groups from coming out on Saturday to help pick up litter from parks around the township.

The goals for community-wide cleanup day are litter prevention and minimizing waste “to improve the landscape in our community and help make our community a better place to live, work and play,” states the participation form.

This year, participants were given light blue T-shirts celebrating Earth Day with the catchy phrase, “Trash, Trash Go Away We’re Cleaning Up Piscataway” surrounding the New Jersey Clean Communities logo. 

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All kinds of trash and debris were found including the usual empty water bottles and plastic grocery bags.

However, a stapler and a hubcap were just two of the items Mayor Brian Wahler and Councilmember Gabrielle Cahill picked up on Plainfield Avenue North, according to a township post on Facebook.  

And members of a Girl Scout troop found a mud-soaked shirt and jacket near the basketball court at Day Park.

Piscataway’s Community-Wide Cleanup Day is an annual Spring-time tradition for the town.

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