Clean Communities

Cumberland County participates in the New Jersey Clean Communities, a statewide, comprehensive, litter-abatement program created by the passage of the Clean Communities Act in 1986. The Act provides a funding source for the program by placing a tax on fifteen categories of businesses that may produce litter-generating products.  Now in its 13th consecutive year, the Clean Communities Council oversees the implementation of litter abatement programs in 558 municipalities and 21 counties and implements a statewide program of public information and education that targets Clean Communities coordinators, schools, and the general public.  The Clean Communities Council also administers New Jersey’s Adopt-a-Beach and Adopt-a- Highway programs on a state level. Locally, the Cumberland County Improvement Authority administers the county’s Adopt-a-Road Program.