PISCATAWAY, NJ — Cloudy skies and a little rain did not stop residents and community groups from coming out on Saturday to help pick up litter from parks around the township.
The goals for community-wide cleanup day are litter prevention and minimizing waste “to improve the landscape in our community and help make our community a better place to live, work and play,” states the participation form.
This year, participants were given light blue T-shirts celebrating Earth Day with the catchy phrase, “Trash, Trash Go Away We’re Cleaning Up Piscataway” surrounding the New Jersey Clean Communities logo.
All kinds of trash and debris were found including the usual empty water bottles and plastic grocery bags.
However, a stapler and a hubcap were just two of the items Mayor Brian Wahler and Councilmember Gabrielle Cahill picked up on Plainfield Avenue North, according to a township post on Facebook.
And members of a Girl Scout troop found a mud-soaked shirt and jacket near the basketball court at Day Park.
Piscataway’s Community-Wide Cleanup Day is an annual Spring-time tradition for the town.
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