County’s Earth Day Cleanup yields record amount of volunteers and debris collected

Volunteers collected tires, trash, branches, debris and vegetation

Press release issued by Gloucester County

This year’s Gloucester County Earth Day Cleanup was a record-breaking event, yielding a total of 3.5 tons of waste collected.

Twenty-eight different groups and organizations participated in the cleanup which spanned Mantua, Pitman and Deptford. The meeting kick-off point for the event was Mantua Township’s Chestnut Branch Park.

The volunteers collected tires, trash, branches, debris and vegetation.

Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, “Over 400 volunteers participated in this year’s clean up and we are grateful for the help in cleaning our parks and communities.”

Freeholder Frank J. DiMarco said, “This was the largest turnout of participants we have ever had as well as the largest amount of debris collected. We hope this event continues to get bigger each year so that we can continue to keep our environment clean.”

To learn about the Gloucester County Clean Community’s Program visit http://www.gcianj.com/county-recycling/clean-communities-programs/orcall (856–478–6045, ext.14)