Clean Communities

Camden County Clean Communities Program

The New Jersey Clean Communities program was created in 1986 with funding from taxes levied on the sale of litter generating products. Funds are distributed each year to each State’s 21 counties and 559 municipalities.

Camden County sets aside a portion of its annual Clean Communities funding to support its Mini Grant and Adopt a Road programs. Under these programs non-profit groups can apply for a $500 grant. In return for this grant, they arrange a clean-up on either publicly owned lands or a one mile stretch of County road. Successful applicants agree to perform an initial clean up and two additional clean ups of the same area over a 12-month period.

Since the inception of these programs, hundreds of tons of trash and litter have been removed from County lands and roads by thousands of volunteers.

If you are interested in either the Mini-Grant program or the Adopt a Road program, copies of the applications that include more information on program requirements, are available below.