WOODBINE, N.J. – Officials from Woodbine have announced that the borough has been awarded over $8,000 from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
Woodbine will be given a New Jersey Clean Communities grant totaling $8,525.41. Woodbine Mayor William Pikolycky hopes the borough can use the grant money to expand the towns cleaning services.
“In the past, Woodbine has used these funds to purchase recycling cans, both for residents and along our streetscape, sidewalks, and bikeways and other park and recreation areas,” Pikolycky said. “Hopefully, this year we can add cleanups of storm water systems to that list, as well as additional equipment purchase.”
The grants are funded by a legislated user-fee on manufacturers, wholesalers, and distributors that produce litter-generating products. Disbursements to municipalities are based on the number of housing units and miles of municipally owned roadways within each municipality.
Woodbine has received nearly $95,000 from this program over the past two decades that it has been implemented.