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Clean Communities into 2020

  • October 29, 2019
  • 8:30 am–12:00 pm

New Jersey Clean Communities is a statewide, comprehensive, litter-abatement program created by the passage of the Clean Communities Act in 1986. The Act provides a funding source for the program by placing a tax on fifteen categories of businesses that may produce litter-generating products. The Clean Communities Program Fund generates about $ 20 million each year and is disbursed each year to municipalities (80%), counties (10%), state parks service (10%), and the New Jersey Clean Communities Council, Inc. ($375,000).

The Act also provides guidelines on the use of funds. Municipalities and counties must implement litter abatement programs that incorporate the elements of cleanup, enforcement and education. Municipalities and counties must file statistical reports with the New Jersey Clean Communities Council, Inc. every grant year. Statistical reports track the expenditure of funds and the progress of local programs.

Now in its 13th consecutive year, the Clean Communities Council oversees the implementation of litter abatement programs in 558 municipalities and 21 counties, collects statistical reports, maintains a data base of information that tracks local programs, and implements a statewide program of public information and education that targets Clean Communities coordinators, schools, and the general public. The Clean Communities Council also administers New Jersey’s Adopt-a-Beach and Adopt-a- Highway programs.

Date & Time

Date
October 29, 2019
Time
8:30 am–12:00 pm

Location

Middlesex County – Rutgers CAIT
100 Brett Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854 United States

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Additional Information

Light refreshments included

Presenters

Sandy Huber, NJDEP Executive Director of New Jersey Clean Communities Council

Fee

Free

Credits

NJ DCA CPWM contact hours applied for

Registration

Register Now Deadline: October 22, 2019

Sponsors / Partners

Co-sponsored by the NJ Chapter of the American Public Works Association

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