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Volunteers Celebrated During Atlantic County Clean Communities Dinner

Jun 12, 2024


Absecon Green Team receives their mini-grant for completing at least four litter cleanups in 2023.

The Atlantic County Clean Communities Program, administered by the Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA), celebrated the hard work of dedicated Adopt-A-Road volunteers at a dinner on Wednesday, June 5.

More than 100 volunteers who regularly collect litter along County roads, parks and schoolyards were in attendance. Groups that completed at least four litter cleanups throughout 2023 were recognized and awarded a $200 mini-grant for their dedicated time.

“Litter poses significant risks to the health of both residents and wildlife. By picking up litter, we not only protect our environment but also preserve the beauty of our roads, parks, and schoolyards,” said Atlantic County Clean Communities Coordinator Rebecca Turygan. “We appreciate the volunteers who dedicate their time to maintaining the cleanliness of our communities.”

Over the past year, volunteers participating in the Atlantic County program performed 368 cleanups, and removed 1,073 bags of litter, 679 bags of recycling, 37 tires from area roadways, parks and school yards. A total of 464 miles were cleaned.

ACUA began administering the Atlantic County Clean Communities Program in 2005. The Authority provides local groups with the necessary equipment to conduct safe litter cleanups in their communities. Currently, 65% of County roads have been adopted.

To learn more about the Atlantic County Clean Communities Program, visit