In support of state and federal mandates to curb the spread of COVID 19, and for the safety of our residents, the NJ Clean Communities Council is asking its network of coordinators and volunteers to postpone all volunteer cleanups until further notice.

Supplies for Adopt-a-Beach and Adopt-a-Highway cleanups will not be provided during this period. There will be no trash pickup for volunteer cleanups under the jurisdiction of the Council. The deadline for submitting statistical reports will be extended.

Please remember to practice all of the CDC recommended practices to keep you, your family, and ultimately all of us, safe. We will let you know when it is safe to resume normal activities. Please contact me on my cell at 856-235-5599 with questions or concerns.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Sandy Huber, Executive Director
NJ Clean Communities Council
Suite 209-210
222 West State Street
Trenton, NJ 08608
Phone: 609-989-5900 / Fax: 609-989-9066
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Announcing the Release of the 2019

Best Practices CD

 best practices

A Clearinghouse of Information about New Jersey Clean Communities

Best Practices is an incredible resource for Clean Communities Coordinators, a clearinghouse of information that incorporates general information about the Clean Communities program, examples of model programs, creative ideas and vendor lists.

The manual was developed by a team of county coordinators and was first released in 2006. The CD has been revised and updated annually, with new information.

Best Practices is a “tool of the trade” and an integral part of the NJCCC/Rutgers OCPE training program for coordinators. The New Jersey Clean Communities Council is deeply grateful to the team of coordinators who share their time and talent in pursuit of quality education for coordinators.

The Best Practices Team

JoAnn Gemenden, Team Leader (Union County)

Elyse Baron (Sayreville)

Diane Brauchle, (Frankford)

Liz Sweedy (Morris County)

Carole Tolmachewich (Middlesex County)

Rebecca Turygan (Atlantic County)

Diana Vigilante (Somerset County, retired)

Honorary Team Member

Melinda Williams (Salem County, retired)


Safety Training - Course Description

The Rutgers Office of Continuing Education and the NJ Clean Communities Council will offer a Clean Communities Safety Training Course, October 3 and 4, 2018.  The purpose of the course is to provide coordinators with the information they need to organize cleanups that adhere to safety guidelines, and involve volunteers that are unfamiliar with safety regulations. Liability and insurance politics will be covered. The training course is open to coordinators who are Certified Clean Communities Coordinators. CCCC coordinators will earn to earn 9 re-certification credit hours by participating in the two-day course (day #1 - 6 credit hours, day 2, and 3 credits hours.) If you only wish to attend the field day (October 4), a registration option is available.

The October 3 class will take place from 9:00am - 3:30pm, at the Ralph Geiger Turfgrass Education Center in New Brunswick. The October 4 class will take place along the waterfront in Perth Amboy, with participants meeting at The Barge in Perth Amboy in the morning - registrants will be given the exact time once detailed are finalized. Information and registration are available on OCPE’s website or by calling (848) 932-9271 and entering option “2.”

The course is required for recertification.