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Television, Bicycle and Many Plastic Bottles Found during Cranford's Annual Rahway River Cleanup

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A few volunteers from the annual Rahway River Cleanup in Cranford on Saturday. Credits: Alexandra Paulyson
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CRANFORD, NJ – More than 120 volunteers cleaned up portions of the Rahway River on Saturday, according to commissioner Patrick Giblin at Tuesday night's township committee meeting.

The annual cleanup is held by the Rahway River Watershed Association in celebration of Earth Day. Volunteers gathered at several meeting places to remove garbage and debris from the Rahway River.

“Together, they hauled out all sorts of things,” Giblin said. “The top of the list includes a bike, TV and shopping cart, and anyone who volunteers knows there were hundreds, if not thousands of plastic bottles, so please keep that in mind when you use those plastic drink bottles.”

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Deputy Mayor Ann Dooley mentioned that the township will introduce a Styrofoam recycling program soon, which will be presented by experts at the next township committee meeting.

“This is a river town,” she said. “We have to keep the Styrofoam and plastic bottles out of our river.”

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