Next Scheduled Gloucester County
Household Harmful Waste Collection
Saturday, April 15, 2017
9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Middle Peninsula Landfill and Recycling Center (Adner - Glenns; entrance on Route 17), located at 3714 Waste Management Way.
The 29th Annual Clean the Bay Day will be held Saturday, June 3, 2017 between 9:00 a.m. and noon at various locations in the state.
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation reported that 6,000 volunteers cleaned 500 miles and removed more than 135,000 pounds of debris. According to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the most common items found during the cleanup were plastic bottles, plastic bags, food wrappers and cigarette butts. Large items included engine blocks, tires, 55-gallon drums, sunken boats, car seats and shopping carts. Several "weird" items were collected including an antique porcelain sink, a perfectly intact ceramic elephant, a raccoon puppet, a law enforcement ankle monitor, the door to a safe, a wig, and a Corona bottle with the message "I do not recommend this trail. It was long, scary and leads to nowhere."
Plastic Shopping Bag Collection- The Clean Community has partnered with the Lion's Club and the Gloucester/Mathews Care Clinic to collect plastic shopping bags to get a bench donated to Gloucester County. The Lion's Club has already collected enough bags for their first bench and are working with Parks and Rec to find a good location to place this bench. There are collection boxes at each Gloucester Library site and in the hallway at the Treasurer's Office. The elementary and middle schools are also helping in this quest and they also have collection boxes provided. Help us to reach our goal of 50,000 bags or 500 pounds of bags every 6 months.
Clean Community Committee meetings are conducted the third Wednesday of every month at 6:30 PM. Meetings are usually held at Gloucester Administration Building One located at 6467 Main Street in Gloucester.* Committee meetings are open to the public and the Committee welcomes input from county residents and businesses. The Clean Community Committee also conducts "spot cleanup" events throughout the year. These spot events concentrate on areas of the County needing special attention. The Clean Community Committee can provide supplies and other assistance to county residents, organizations, and businesses interested in hosting or conducting roadside cleanups.
Special Events -
The Clean Community program also hosts special events from time to time. Previous events include a community shredding day for safe and environmentally responsible disposal of sensitive papers and the Gloucester Goes Green plastic bag swap, where residents swapped a bag full of plastic bags for a cloth reusable grocery bag. Watch for news of upcoming events on the Clean Community website as well as in local press.