Jersey City is hosting their first citywide cleanup since 2019 at six different parks on Saturday in a joint effort between the Department of Public Works, the Office of Cultural Affairs, and the non-profit Keep Jersey City Beautiful.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Residents, elected officials, community leaders, and civic organizations will join forces to clean neighborhood parks, pick up litter and debris on streets and sidewalks, and plant flowers to enhance public spaces.
Since the start of this initiative in 2016, nearly 4,000 volunteers have helped clean and remove a total of 140,000 pounds of garbage and recycling.
“A clean community benefits everyone. We all live here, and the Great Jersey City Cleanup is an opportunity for our residents and community members to come together and make a positive impact on each of our diverse neighborhoods,” Mayor Steven Fulop said in a statement.
“This cleanup grows bigger and bigger every year, and our hope is to encourage everyone to keep our community clean and beautiful every day.”
For the first time since 2019, the cleanup event is being brought back following shutdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent supply shortages.
The 2023 cleanup event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at six locations spanning the City. To participate, please visit our Serve Jersey City website at jcnj.org/ServeJC.
“We are excited to host the Great Jersey City Cleanup once again and bring together our community in support of a cleaner city. We encourage all residents to join us and make a positive impact,” DPW Director of Administrative Services John Lynch, leads the Great JC Cleanup operation.
“The Great JC Clean Up is a great event that promotes awareness and encourages people of the community to take further action each and every day.”
Volunteer check-in tents will be stationed at the following locations:
· Columbia Park
· Lincoln Park
· Journal Square Plaza
· Riverview Park
· Hamilton Park
· Arlington Park
Gloves and trash/recycling bags will be provided at each location. A limited quantity of equipment is available; therefore, volunteers are encouraged to bring their own brooms, rakes, and litter grabbers wherever possible.