MANSFIELD TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – A group of first responders from the Mansfield Emergency Medical Services cleaned a few streets of trash and debris Sunday morning.
The emergency squad received a New Jersey Clean Communities grant from the township and members cleaned the sides of Heiser and Watters Roads.
Mansfield Township received $21, 420.32 in New Jersey Clean Communities grant money.
New Jersey Clean Communities is a statewide, comprehensive, litter-abatement program created by the passage of the Clean Communities Act in 1986. The Act provides a funding source for the program by placing a tax on fifteen categories of businesses that may produce litter-generating products.
The Clean Communities Program Fund generates about $ 20 million each year and is disbursed each year to municipalities (80%), counties (10%), state parks service (10%), and the New Jersey Clean Communities Council, Inc. ($375,000).
Municipalities and counties must implement litter abatement programs that incorporate the elements of cleanup, enforcement and education. Municipalities and counties must file statistical reports with the New Jersey Clean Communities Council, Inc. every grant year. Statistical reports track the expenditure of funds and the progress of local programs.
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(Photo: Mansfield Emergency Medical Services)