Bridgeton City Council to Host Community Clean-Up

By: Michael Mandarino, Follow South Jersey Assignment Editor

Photo: Jon Bradley | Follow South Jersey

BRIDGETON, N.J. — Bridgeton’s City Council will head a community-wide clean-up event beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 19.

Volunteers who want to help keep the city clean are welcome to join the start of the event at the Marino Center, which is located at 11 Washington St. in Bridgeton. A complimentary breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m., and volunteers will receive t-shirts and their respective clean-up assignments shortly after that.

“2020 has been a hard and challenging year in a lot of ways including from the recent hurricane that impacted our area. The result has been an incredible amount of loose trash and litter on the streets and byways of Bridgeton,” Edward Bethea, the President of Bridgeton’s City Council, said in a release. “I am calling on all civic-minded residents to consider joining us for a few hours because we can have a big impact if we work together to clean things up.”

In addition to breakfast and a t-shirt, all volunteers who participate will receive traffic safety vests, gloves, garbage bags, and litter sticks. Bridgeton City Council is asking all volunteers to leave full garbage bags at the nearest street corner to be picked up by Bridgeton’s Public Works department.

The event will wrap up at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.

“Whether speaking with a resident through the week or at Council meetings, one ongoing complaint always seems to be the amount of trash and litter in the community,” Bethea said in a release. “My hope is that many of the same people who take the time to regularly highlight the problem will also dedicate a little time on Saturday to being part of the solution.”

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