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Thanks to Adopt-A-Spot Renewers

The Clean Communities Association renewed Adopt-A-Spot contracts with five sponsors in the first half of 2022. These businesses and families had agreed to keep their spots clean for a one- or two-year term, and when the term was over, they signed up again.

These admirable people are  Terry Robak of T Robak Associates, who picks up trash in the preserved open space woods between Arlington and Delmore on Belmont Avenue  Tom Stillman of Stillman Photography Service, who keeps the stream banks clean between the Firemanís Memorial and Monument Park  Gary Smalley of Republic Services, who oversees the regular cleanups of the roadsides on Metuchen Road between Belmont Avenue and Harmich Road, as well as their transfer stationís frontage on Harmich Road  Diane Pender of the Pender Family, which participates in keeping the Nature Center portion of the Highland Wood Environmental Education Reserve litter-free  Liz Austin of the Austin Family, which patrols Plainfield Avenue between Maple and Sampton  And Rich McCriskin of the McCriskin-Gustafson Home for Funerals, which sponsors the landscape maintenance at Monument Park, under an agreement that has no expiration date.

These volunteers render an important service to South Plainfield. Simply compare these adopted spots with some that have lost their sponsors, like Metuchen Road between Belmont and Front Street or the Clinton Avenue Extension, to see how litter attracts more litter. Litter drags down property values and ruins a townís self-esteem. But clean streets tend to stay clean, and people can feel good about their neighborhoods and parks.

If you are interested in the Adopt-A-Spot program, please visit http://southplainfieldnj.com/spnj/Announcements/Adopt%20a%20Spot. For more information, contact Alice Tempel, Clean Communities Coordinator at 908-226-7621 or Debra Anne Leporino, Chairperson, SPCCA Steering Committee, at 908-510-3663, or e-mail spcca@southplainfieldnj.com.