MONTVILLE, NJ – If the township seems a little cleaner, it’s because of the hard work of almost 300 residents who participated in the annual Earth Day celebration cleanup April 28 and dates surrounding that day to pick up debris around town.

Recreation Director Lori Dent told TAPinto Montville that the residents who participated were individuals and about 15 different organizations who like to see the township at its best.

“These residents collected 150 bags of garbage and 53 bags of recycles,” she said.

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The cleanup areas were parks, schools, residential areas, roadways, along waterways and the 287 ramps that run through town, according to Dent. Several roads in the municipality have been adopted by civic organizations through the Adopt a Road program who perform up to four clean ups a year, she noted.

“I would like to take the opportunity to thank the many individuals, families, businesses and civic groups who assembled to clean up and spruce up our community,” she said. “Their efforts keep Montville Township beautiful! A great big thank you also goes to our REACH program students who helped organize and pass out supplies and the police and DPW for their support.

“I hope our annual cleanup efforts raise awareness of the importance to properly discard all refuse in order to protect our environment and keep our community beautiful! Anyone interested in joining our annual spring or fall cleanup efforts can call Recreation at 973-331-3305 or email me at”

See TAPinto Montville’s extensive photo gallery of the cleanup effort.

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