ACUA and the Atlantic County Clean Communities Program invite you to participate in a litter removal contest for a chance to win a mini-grant!



October 1-14, 2023


Litter teams can remove litter from roadways, parks, or other public areas. No cleanups on any private property of any sort is permitted and will not be counted if submitted. Only cleanups reported betwen October 1 and 14, 2023, will be eligible.

Contest is open to Atlantic County residents. Teams are limited to 15 people or less. Each participant can only be on one team.

Each team must report bags of trash or recycling collected through the form below after each cleanup. Pictures of material must be sent to verify the cleanups.

Groups are encouraged to brings the bags of litter home to place out with their own trash collection. If you need pickup, please let us know in the form below.


The winners will be selected based on the amount of litter collected. Weight will be determined by a conversion formula of bags to pounds. Debris will all be given an average estimate weight for the item (ex. Average tire is 27 pounds).

Winners will be announced at ACUA's America Recycles Day event on Saturday, November 18, 2023.

First Place - $500 Mini-Grant
Second Place - $300 Mini-Grant
Third Place - $100 Mini-Grant
Strangest Litter Find - $100 Mini-Grant

Contact Rebecca Turygan with any questions. 


All teams must fill out a safety pledge prior to beginning the contest. No submissions will be accepted without first signing the pledge! See safety pledge form located below.

All teams must wear safety vests at all times. If you are not an established adopt-a-road group and need supplies to get started, please fill out the form below to request supples before your cleanup. 
Safety Pledge
Supplies Request


Do your items need to be picked up?: