ROXBURY NJ - Throughout October, Roxbury Township dispatched groups of  that included young scouts, high school clubs and green enthusiasts who cleared litter from many roads and parks throughout town.  

Fallen leaves on the ground did not stop groups from diving in and removing 88 bags of trash and 19 bags of recycling. In all, more than 1,000 pounds of mixed materials was removed from roads, parks and streams. 

That number does not include tires, furniture, office chairs, lumber, brick, concrete, various heavy metals, pool stairs, car parts and bicycles which could easily add more than another 1,000 pounds to the weight collected.

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The fact that groups such as the Roxbury High School lacrosse team, Project Graduation and a number of scout troops had a large group of participants sign up allowed for some “deep cleaning” of the targeted areas.

Although many of the areas had surface clean-ups in the past, the groups were able to remove items that have been buried for some time, increasing the overall collection number. 

The work continues;  there are a number of other groups completing cleanups during the first few weeks of November.

The township thanked the groups that helped create in the clean-up effortt:

A. Rosado

Cub Scout Troop 163

Boy Scout Pack 54

D. Gutowski

Boy Scout Troop 54

Danielson Family

Boy Scout Pack 60

Girl Scout Troop 95137

Boy Scout Troop 188

M. Kovovich

Brownie Troops 97252 & 97490

Roxbury Democrats for Council

Cleffi Family

Roxbury High School Lacrosse

Roxbury Project Graduation

Turnkey Exchange

Roxbury Rebelz

 

Roxbury Robotix Club

 

Those who  feel frustrated by seeing litter lying around your their streets, parks or roadways are urged to adopt a spot and volunteer to help keep it litter-free. The township will provide free resources to help.

For more information about the Adopt-A-Spot program, Clean Communities Program, and mini-grant opportunities, contact Kellie Ann Keyes at keyesk@roxburynj.us.