Mayor Ras J. Baraka announced today that the Department of Public Works (DPW) is continuing its “Love Newark Keep it Clean” campaign by deploying trailers of rubbish removal equipment and dumpsters to each ward beginning in the South Ward on Saturday, May 13.
Starting in the South Ward on Saturday, May 13, at 8 a.m., DPW staff will join forces with residents at designated staging areas to distribute cleaning materials such as trash bags, brooms, and shovels necessary to remove litter and bulky trash from the area. Dumpsters will be positioned for proper disposal.
“We are continuing our efforts to create a cleaner Newark. This is more than just an exercise, it is a way for each us to demonstrate our pride as residents and our desire to take care of each other,” Mayor Baraka said. “If work is love in action, our ‘Love Newark. Keep it Clean’ campaign is the perfect example.”
The two South Ward Staging areas on Saturday, May 13, will be located at the Bo Porter Recreation center at 378 Lyons Avenue and at Clinton Avenue Park, 450 Clinton Avenue (between Peshine and Jelliff Avenues).
The dumpster locations are:
The clean-ups will continue every Saturday, between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. rotating through every ward until Saturday, September 16. Dumpster locations will be announced on the City of Newark social media pages, NWK TV, and through the Newark People’s Assembly as the respective clean-up approaches.
In addition, DPW will expand its cleaning and maintenance schedule in the areas before the upcoming scheduled Saturday cleanups. The extended cleanups will include the removal of litter and debris, illegal dumping from municipal parks and city streets.
“Newark is becoming known for what we accomplish when we join hands and collaborate with one another,” said Department of Public Works Director Craig Smith. “Our city government takes initiative to improve residents’ well-being, but neighbors also recognize that as individuals, we are accountable for the conditions in our community. It’s a good feeling to work together toward a common goal.”
For more information about participating in the cleanup, call the Department of Public Works at (973) 733-3644 or (973) 733-6685.
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