ROXBURY, NJ – People who care about Roxbury’s appearance can help do something about it Saturday morning at the fall Roxbury Litter Clean-up Day.
Not only will volunteers help keep the township beautiful but they’ll also get a free breakfast, a T-shirt and other freebies, said Roxbury Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Rick Blood.
“Anybody that wants to volunteer can come (to the DPW headquarters on Dell Avenue) at 9 a.m.,” Blood said. “We have a list of known ares that need to be cleaned up.”
No pre-registration is required, but those who want to do so can do it online.
Volunteers will be supplied with gloves, pick-up sticks and bags, Blood said. The work will be completed by noon.
The DPW Clean Communities division will assign clean-up spots based on factors that include participants’ ages and abilities. “We have a bunch of groups already signed-up,” Blood said, noting that families are also slated to participate.
“Sometimes, they clean up their own neighborhoods,” he said. “We try to put kids in the parks and – for teens and others – we give safe work zones and assignments … where people like to eject things from cars.”
Litter that is collected is placed in bags left alongside roads. The bags are later removed by the DPW, Blood said.
The effort is funded by state Clean Communities grants. Roxbury does the clean-ups in the spring and the fall.
For more information, call (973) 448-2053.