Help us keep Cape May County clean!  A variety of volunteer opportunities are available whether you’re a resident, business, civic association, school or non-profit organization.  

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. 

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.  

Adopt a Highway is a comprehensive, statewide, volunteer program created by the New Jersey Department of Transportation and the New Jersey Clean Communities Council to encourage volunteers to clean and maintain highways.  To adopt a highway an application must be filed requesting permission.  For more information about this program, click here: Overview (

Cleanup Results for 2022:  Through the Cape May County mini-grant program 985 volunteers spent a total of 2401 man hours cleaning litter along our roads, parks and waterways.  Thank you for all your hard work that truly makes a positive impact on our community!  

Safety - the safety of our volunteers is important.  Please review safety protocols before conducting any cleanup programs and encourage volunteers to watch the NJCCC safety video:


For more information about the cleanup programs:  Contact Pauline Northwood, Cape May County Clean Communities Coordinator, via email: