City Officials Launch “Camden Strong” Initiative

By: Follow South Jersey Staff

CAMDEN, N.J. — Camden City officials have announced “Camden Strong,” a new initiative that will focus on tackling blight, illegal dumping, and other issues. The new program calls for the implementation of a series of targeted activities aimed at addressing illegal dumping, community health, unsafe structures, public safety and nuisance concerns impacting the Camden community.

Camden County Commissioner Jeff Nash joined Mayor Victor Carstarphen, State Senator Nilsa Cruz-Perez, City Council members, the Camden County Police Department, the Department of Public Works, Camden Fire Department & Parking Authority City of Camden were on-site Thursday, July 1, at the announcement to pick up debris including large bulk trash items, and began targeted street sweeping and the removal of abandoned vehicles. 

The “Camden Strong” initiative will continue throughout the summer and fall with an expanded series of neighborhood cleanups, public place restoration projects, streetlight repair and the ongoing citywide demolition project.

Neighborhood cleanup events are scheduled also to begin Wednesday, July 7th, 2021 in the Whitman Park neighborhood (Whitman Square Park – Louis & Everett Streets). Residents will be able to obtain information relating to recycling, e-waste, trash disposal and litter prevention in addition to other initiatives and City programs. 

Those interested in volunteering for Mayor Carstarphen’s upcoming Camden Clean Campaign events can contact the City of Camden by calling (856) 757-7671 or emailing

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