ELIZABETH, NJ – The city is a lot cleaner today, thanks to 400 volunteers who participating in Slam Dunk The Junk Earth Day, May 2.

The volunteers fanned out from City Hall for the citywide clean-up of parks, streets, and sidewalks from the Port to North Elizabeth. Pat Vella, the city’s recycle coordinator and event organizer, registered 25 groups from businesses, colleges, senior citizen groups, and non-profit organizations.   

“We use this to send a message to other residents to keep the streets clean,” said Vella.