Clean Communities Events


Clean Communities Coordinator: Donna McBreen
Phone: 609-836-5258

Pemberton Township Clean Communities program is part of a statewide strategy to clean and prevent litter on streets, beaches, waterways, parks, recreation sites and vacant lots.  Clean Communities Grant funding is used for educational programs, supporting clean up events and implementing adopt-a-road and mini-grant programs.


**Note - Cleanup for 3/23/24 has been cancelled and rescheduled until 4/20/24.

One Day Cleanup Event Civic groups, volunteer organizations, churches and scout troops, as well as residents and businesses, are encouraged to participate in a joint effort to clean up our streets and public properties.  Click here to see up-coming clean-up events:

Mini Grants are available to any school group or non-profit association in return for cleaning up designated public areas.  Groups are eligible to receive a stipend which is dependent on the number of volunteers.  Equipment and supplies are available to volunteers. 
Please download the 2023 mini-grant guidelines/application Here.

Safety - the safety of our volunteers is important.  All volunteers should read and adhere to safety guidelines. Click here for a copy of our Safety Guidelines:


Pemberton Township Clean Communities sponsors educational performers at our schools (both virtual and live), senior center and events. We educate using flyers and promotional items at our Clean Communities/Recycling Promotional Days. Click here for clean communities/recycling promotional day information and dates: At events Information is given with promotional items. We have fun and learn about clean communities by asking questions from the game wheel for prizes during our township recreational events and National Night Out.


Please see Pemberton Township Code 126-6 – Reporting Litter on Highway and Code 126-7 – Enforcement and Prosecution.


The Problem:

"Public lands all over New Jersey are being used as dumping grounds. Litter, garbage bags, tires, televisions, electronic waste, appliances, yard waste, and construction debris are being dumped and threatening our local environment, animals and public. This dumping detracts from the natural beauty of our public lands; it decreases property value, and costs the citizens of New Jersey tax dollars to cleanup."

"There's an app for that!" 

The NJDEP offers a free and easy to use app that can be downloaded onto your smartphone device. Click on the link below and start reporting illegal dumping sites in New Jersey.

Stop Dumping

NJDEP's “Don’t Waste our Open Space” campaign









2023 Clean Communities Events