At least one hundred children and adults came out on Saturday, September 30 to clear litter from South Plainfield’s roadsides, parks and open spaces. Unfortunately, the weather was rainy. Many volunteers picked up their cleanup supplies and planned to work at their spots later in the week. Reports of filled orange bags came in over the next two weeks. Scouts, students and Adopt-A-Spotters joined with other individuals and families to fill more than 70 orange bags with plastic and paper litter, bottles, cans and junk. Covering nearly 63 acres and over two road miles, they collected an estimated 3,000 pounds of trash from 21 spots around town.. Clean Neighborhoods Program Aide Luke Melick gathered up the orange bags, and the cost of disposal will come from the Borough’s Clean Communities grant.
The Clean Communities Advisory Board is proud of the Borough for stepping up for a town-wide cleanup in the face of yet another rainout. Much appreciation to the Knights of Columbus, the High School Environmental Science Club, Boy Scout Troop 125, Girl Scout Troops 65033 and 65475, Americold Logistics, Liftec, Inc., the Mayor and Council, BYOB, the Buddha Light International Association-NJ, and South Plainfield families: the Roseos, Walezaks, Stembridges, Gonzalezes, Guerriers, Joneses, Petritsches, and Regans.
The CCAB is grateful to the volunteers who help keep our shared home an enjoyable, healthful place to live and work.