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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 20, 2004

Contact: Elaine Makatura
(609) 292-2994

Clean Communities Program Funds 21 Counties and 559 Municipalities in New Jersey
City of Trenton Receives Funding at Annual Litter Cleanup

(04/40) TRENTON - The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced Clean Communities Program funding in the amount of $1,087,470 to counties and $8.7 million to municipalities to finance litter abatement and education programs, adopt-a-highway campaigns and graffiti cleanups.

"The Clean Communities funding offers New Jersey's cities and towns some of the necessary resources to educate residents about the environmental hazards associated with the improper disposal of waste," said DEP Commissioner Bradley M. Campbell. "Preventing today's garbage from becoming tomorrow's pollution is one way to revitalize urban cities. Managing solid waste helps advance Governor McGreevey's commitment to create more livable communities and to enhance New Jersey's desirable quality of life."

DEP Chief of Staff Gary Sondermeyer today presented Trenton Mayor Douglas H. Palmer with a check for $65,915.90 in clean communities funding at the city's 17th annual Clean Communities Litter March.

Clean communities funds can be used to purchase or rent equipment and receptacles, as well as to provide trash bags, gloves and other protective clothing to encourage cities and volunteers to clean up solid waste in their localities.

"Reducing the amount of litter found along streets and highways and in our neighborhoods will not only give us the benefit of clean communities, but will reduce the amount of contamination entering our water, including drinking-water sources," added Campbell. "Mayor Palmer and all the volunteers participating in today's litter march set the bar that much higher for other communities to emulate."

In December 2002, Governor McGreevey signed the Clean Communities bill into law to help keep New Jersey's communities clean and to promote recycling. Taxing companies that manufacture litter-producing products generates the grant amounts.

In the fall, 25 percent of the funds generated by taxing litter-producing products, totaling approximately $3.7 million, will be distributed to municipalities as recycling grants, giving communities the means to strengthen recycling programs and educate residents on recycling measures and benefits.

Below is a listing by county. A PDF document (68 Kb) with the listing by municipality is also available

CLEAN COMMUNITIES GRANTS

 

DISTRIBUTION FOR COUNTIES

     

FY2004

   
     

ATLANTIC

 

$51,708.45

     

BERGEN

 

$61,412.84

     

BURLINGTON

 

$79,807.72

     

CAMDEN

 

$55,329.49

     

CAPE MAY

 

$27,664.75

     

CUMBERLAND

 

$86,615.28

     

ESSEX

 

$36,355.24

     

GLOUCESTER

 

$65,468.40

     

HUDSON

 

$10,718.28

     

HUNTERDON

 

$40,845.33

     

MERCER

 

$36,065.56

     

MIDDLESEX

 

$48,087.41

     

MONMOUTH

 

$64,744.20

     

MORRIS

 

$47,218.36

     

OCEAN

 

$135,282.06

     

PASSAIC

 

$36,500.08

     

SALEM

 

$54,750.13

     

SOMERSET

 

$40,700.49

     

SUSSEX

 

$43,162.80

     

UNION

 

$25,781.81

     

WARREN

 

$39,252.07


   

 $1,087,470.75

 

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