- Clean Communities
New Litter Receptacles
Hazlet Township Clean Communities receives an annual state grant to be used towards litter abatement. This year, some of that money has been used to upgrade our recycling and trash receptacles.
Recently, 24 new attractive receptacles have been placed around town, replacing aging trash containers and open blue plastic barrels at the library, police station, Town Hall, and several parks. The new ones have a slat design that complements their natural environment. The brown waste barrels have dome tops to keep out wildlife and the green barrels have a flat top with iconography to encourage proper recycling. The openings are purposely restrictive. These new barrels are constructed with recycled plastic.
You may have noticed these cans have been in use at Veterans Park since August 2022, where we have been testing them out!
Read about the statewide Clean Communities program, created by the passage of the Clean Communities Act in 1986.
Hazlet Township conducts clean-ups on public property around town. Nonprofits can earn mini-grants and students get service hours.
Education program aim to teach both residents and visitors the ramifications of littering and ways to work together to prevent litter from affecting our state.
The Clean Communities program include enforcement of litter-related laws and ordinances.