HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Township officials unveiled Kaptain Kleanup at last week's Committee meeting.
Mayor Frank DelCore, Rich Resavy, director of the Department of Public Works and office administrator Sheila Castellano - both of whom are the township's Clean Communities Grant Co-Coordinators, introduced Kaptain Cleanup.
Kaptain Cleanup made her first Hillsborough Township appearance on Nov. 16th at the township's Clean Up Day, sponsored by the Department of Public Works, Parks and the Health Department and the Recycling Coordinator and Clean Communities initiative. More than a ton of litter was being removed from Hillsborough’s landscape that day.
Kaptain Cleanup, born as Kacey Green, is the daughter of a well-known environmentalist who instilled in her the importance of being a steward of the earth and protecting it from the worlds’ harmful effects.
During her childhood travels, she witnessed the damaging effects that litter can have on the environment. She vowed it would be her mission to help communities combat this destruction through examples of education, enforcement and cleanups.
When she moved to Hillsborough, she took on the identity of Kaptain Cleanup as a way to help serve, protect and promote litter free communities where residents are encouraged to become “Litter Heros”. She works with the Hillsborough Clean Communities team, encouraging residents to make an impact on their community.
The ultimate goal of Kaptain Cleanup is to educate and motivate residents in making a choice to get involved and to see the impact being involved has on promoting a beautiful and clean community that is litter free.
About New Jersey Clean Communities: The New Jersey Clean Communities Council, Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit that works closely with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the New Jersey Department of Treasury to administer the Clean Communities program.
Now in its 15th year, the Clean Communities Council oversees the implementation of litter abatement programs in 558 municipalities and 21 counties, collects statistical reports, maintains a database of information that tracks local programs, and implements a statewide program of public information and education that targets Clean Communities coordinators, schools, and the public. The Clean Communities Council also administers NewJersey’s Adopt-a-Beach and Adopt-a- Highway programs.