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10th Annual Rockaway River Spring Cleanup Moved to April 1

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Pete Cipollini and his office-worker/daughter Mallery outside the Cipollini Carting and Recycling offices in Rockaway Borough. Credits: Potbelly's
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ROCKAWAY BOROUGH, NJ - The 10th Annual Rockaway River Spring Cleanup, originally scheduled for March 26, has been moved to April 1.

Here is an updatede repost of our prior story about the event:

Tway Pete Cipollini sees it, his company will have hauled away close to 20 tons worth of garbage when Potbelly's 10th annual Rockaway River Spring Cleanup ends this year.

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Cipollini, the owner of Cipollini Carting & Recycling in the borough, will once again donate the use of one 6-yard container for this year's spring cleanup scheduled for a 9 a.m. start on April 1

When the last garbage bag, piece of metal, rusty shopping cart, or anything else pulled out of the river by volunteers is placed in the container, Cipollini will take it to the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (MUA) to dump its contents.

Rob Grow, the owner of Potbelly's Riverside Cafe at 26 East Main St., has conducted a spring and fall cleanup for the past 10 years, relying on countless volunteers in town and from other towns to help clean the river, which flows through Denville, and its banks.

The cleanup usually takes place between the falls behind the firehouse and the falls at Jackson Avenue, but Grow has often extended his efforts farther upstream or downstream depending on the weather and the amount of volunteers.

The Rockaway Sentry Hardware store in the center of town, the Whippany chapter of Hacklebarney Trout Unlimited, and the MUA will fund the cleanup supplies needed by the volunteers. Trout Unlimited club members will be on hand to provide information on club activities and help out with the cleanup.

 Cipollini Carting & Recycling takes care of Grow's refuse collecting at Potbelly's and Pete Cipollini liked what he saw with the first two river cleanups so much that he offered to donate his hauling services.

 "We saw what Rob was doing in the town -- he is doing the right thing," Cipollini explained the other day in his office building at 311 West Main Street in the borough. "Since we have the ability, we are more than happy to donate our services.

 "We are involved with a few other non-profits in the county, too. We like to help organizations that are helping their communities ... we want to help make sure they can continue to do what they are doing."

 Grow estimates that more than 1,000 volunteers have answered his call for help during the past nine years.

 "Youth sports teams, scout troops, church groups, business groups, fishermen and other outdoorsman have been a huge help in the past," Grow said. "We even have groups of neighborhood kids come down and work as teams.

 "The hardware store in town and Cipollini have been helping out for years; Trout Unlimited came on board last year to help with our cleanups and our trout fishing contest; and the MUA is helping out for the first time this year. This couldn't be done without all these volunteers."

 Volunteers for the spring cleanup are asked to meet in the Jackson Avenue parking lot by the falls to get the supplies they need. As usual, Potbelly's will provide coffee, rolls, coffee and hot chocolate.

 For further information on the cleanups or the trout fishing contest, contact Grow at 201-602-6835.
 

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