New Jersey Clean Communities is New Jersey's only statewide, comprehensive, litter-abatement program.
  • NJCCC Names Long-Time Board Member as its New Executive Director +

    NJCCC Names Long-Time Board Member as its New Executive Director Following a nationwide search, the New Jersey Clean Communities Council (NJCCC) has found its next executive director right in the backyard – naming NJCCC Board Member JoAnn Gemenden to run the non-profit organization beginning March 1, 2021. Read More
  • Third-Annual Delaware River Clean Up Honored with NJCCC’s “Rise to the Challenge” Award +

  • Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions Honored with NJCCC’s “Rise to the Challenge” Award +

  • Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Banning Single-Use Paper and Plastic Bags in New Jersey +

    Gov. Phil Murphy has signed the strongest law in the nation. It prohibits the provision or sale of single-use plastic carryout bags, single-use paper carryout bags, and polystyrene foam food service products; limits provision of single-use plastic straws; and appropriates resources from the Clean Communities Program Fund for public education. Read More
  • Clean Communities grant recipients may resume volunteer cleanups +

    Clean Communities grant recipients may resume volunteer cleanups, provided COVID-19 guidelines established by the Governor’s Office are strictly followed and enforced. However, because Clean Communities grants are disbursed directly to municipalities and counties, the decision to resume cleanups is strictly the responsibility of grant recipients. Read More
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