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New Brunswick kids sweep up for urban cleanup week

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Fifth graders from A.C. Redshaw School clean a drain during School Kids Sweep Up Day on April 17. Credits: City of New Brunswick
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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Fifth grade students from four New Brunswick schools did their part to help keep New Brunswick clean and green during a successful School Kids Sweep Up Day event on April 17.

School Kids Sweep Up Day is held annually as part of the City’s Urban Cleanup Week.

Assisted by New Brunswick DPW staff and New Brunswick teachers, fifth grade students from Roosevelt Elementary School, McKinley Community School, Woodrow Wilson Elementary School and A.C. Redshaw Elementary School grabbed gloves, safety vests and brooms and spent the day outside cleaning litter and learning about the importance of recycling and proper trash disposal.

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Help was also provided by volunteers with Unitex and Coca-Cola, the event’s longtime sponsors. Unitex and Coca-Cola also donated lunch and bottled water to keep the students nourished.

As a reward for their efforts, the students were treated to a Clean City Celebration that entailed games, recycling education and trivia and the annual Slam Dunk the Junk basketball tournament, with the students of Redshaw taking first place and the Woodrow Wilson team coming in second.

Lt. Ray Trigg, Det. Danny Gallardo and Det Harry Hudson pose for a photo with students from Woodrow Wilson School, second place winners in the Slam Dunk the Junk Basketball tournament, during the City’s School Kids Sweep Up Day on April 17.

Because of the good work of our students, approximately 1,620 pounds of litter was removed from City streets! All litter was taken to the New Brunswick DPW for proper disposal and recycling.

The intent of School Kids Sweep Up Day is to promote a learning experience regarding the effects of litter not only on our community, but throughout our state and region.

“Students learn about the significant impact litter has on our community, our waterways and our environment while taking hands-on action to abate the problem,” said Donna Caputo, Clean Communities Coordinator for the City of New Brunswick. “It is our hope that by providing a fun-filled opportunity for the students, we promote a lifelong lesson about the importance of taking good care of our environment.”

Jennifer Bradshaw is the Public Information Officer for the City of New Brunswick.

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