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NJ DEPT. OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NEWS RELEASE
RELEASE: 4/9/01
01/30
CONTACT: Sharon A. Southard or Amy Collings
609-984-1795 or 609-292-2994

ADVISORY

DEP’S SHINN TO PRESENT $194,970 CHECK TO CUMBERLAND FOR TIRE ROUNDUP

As part of a $2.4 million statewide initiative to address the West Nile virus, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Shinn will present a $194,970 check to Cumberland County Improvement Authority Chairman Albert B. Kelly to help the county clean-up scrap tires which serve as excellent breeding grounds for mosquitoes.

Cumberland County is the fifth to receive a “tire roundup” grant for scrap tire collection to help fight the West Nile virus. A press availability will be held 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 10, at the Cumberland County Solid Waste Facility, 169 Jesse Bridge Road, Deerfield Twp.

The funding is based on the Clean Communities Program formula for road miles since abandoned tires are a form of litter. Cumberland County has 546 road miles which entitles it to 8.12% of the funding available thereby giving it the second largest grant amount among the state’s 21 counties.

Participants in the conference are expected to include Deerfield Township Mayor Charlotte Brago, Cumberland County Freeholder Director Louis L. Magazzu, Freeholders Donna M. Pearson, Douglas Fisher, Harold U. Johnson Jr., James Sauro, and Jefrey M. Trout and other local officials.

Directions:

Cumberland Solid Waste Facility. Take 295 South to Route 42 South to Route 55 South. Head South to Exit 29 (Sherman Avenue-Route 552). Turn left onto Sherman Avenue and head West. Go 1 mile to Route 636 and turn right on Route 636. Go 1/4 mile. Solid Waste Complex is on left.

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