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5/5/2011 - County Receives $260,000 For Anti-Litter Funding

Cumberland County Receives $260,000 For Anti-Litter Funding

On Thursday, April 28, 2011 Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Bob Martin announced anti-litter grants to municipalities and counties across the state, incluidng more than $260,000 to communities in Cumberland County. Schools, community groups, local governments and local businesses frequently participate in the cleanups funded by these grants.

This grant program is a perfect example of state

Bob Martin, DEP Commissioner
Bob Martin
DEP Commissioner
 
and local partnerships working together to maximize the use of limited resources to address environmental issues,” said DEP Commissioner Bob Martin in a statement. “Cleaning up litter protects our natural resources, improves our quality of life and builds a strong sense of pride in our communities. These grants provide our municipalities and counties the tools they need to accomplish these goals.”

Specific dollar amounts for municipalities in Cumberland County are shown below.

Bridgeton City: $25,206.34   Lawrence Twp: $7,839.95 
Commercial Twp: $13,308.70   Maurice River Twp: $11,759.39
Deerfield Twp: $4,733.07   Millville City: $47,968.31
Downe Twp: $6,493.90   Shiloh Borough: $4,000.00
Fairfield Twp: $10,742.68   Stow Creek Twp: $4,000.00
Greenwich Twp: $4,000.00   Upper Deerfield Twp: $12,876.38
Hopewell Twp: $9,251.29   Vineland City: $98,904.08

Activities funded by the grants include volunteer cleanups of public properties, adoption and enforcement of anti-littering ordinances, beach cleanups, public information and education programs, equipment purchasing — litter receptacles and recycling bins, anti-litter signs and supplies to remove graffiti — and stormwater system clean-ups.