Cleanups

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. 

Guidelines for COVID-19 Litter Cleanup:

Please Note: Volunteers must adhere to the following cleanup guidelines :

  • Volunteers must maintain social distance of at least 6 ft. and wear face masks when necessary;
  • The number of volunteers must be limited to 10 in any one location; 
  • The addition of face masks, gloves, trash and recycling bags, trash pickers, safety vests and hand sanitizer must be available to volunteers. 

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 Road groups are required to clean sections of the adopted area, and all necessary equipment such as grabbers, safety shirts, bags and gloves are provided.  All groups are acknowledged with a road sign displaying their name.

Cleanup Results for 2021:  Through the Cape May County mini-grant program 742 volunteers spent a total of 1619 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: 

https://njclean.org/aag-individual-safety-video

 

For more information about the cleanup programs:  Contact Pauline Northwood, Cape May County Clean Communities Coordinator, via email: pauline.northwood@co.cape-may.nj.us