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 15 categories of businesses that may produce litter-generating products.
The New Jersey Clean Communities Council oversees the implementation of litter abatement programs in 558 municipalities and 21 counties. The NJCCC implements a statewide program of public information and education that targets Clean Communities coordinators, schools, and the general public.
The CCIA through the Cumberland County Clean Communities Program works diligently to keep the 540 miles of county roads and bridges under its jurisdiction litter-free. We are committed to Cumberland County with a focus on innovative ways to engage volunteers who are willing to give of their time to initiate or join in cleanup events on our roadways throughout our county. These cleanups help achieve a mutual goal of safe, attractive, and litter free roadways. They raise the public’s level of awareness about the alarming increase in the amount of roadside trash. We appreciate individuals, groups and businesses who are diligent in regularly cleaning roads, doing their part to keep Cumberland County clean and green.