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7/1/21, Asbury Park, NJ – City Council, the Department of Public Works and the City of Asbury Park’s Green Team are pleased to announce the installation of new recycling and trash receptacles on all Asbury Park beaches in time for the Fourth of July holiday weekend. All of the new color-coded receptacles have lids to help eliminate litter from blowing onto the beach and into the ocean, and are marked clearly to help direct users with “Bottles or Cans Only” and “Trash Only”. The receptacles also include “Leave Only Your Footprints” messaging to encourage beachgoers to leave the beaches cleaner than they found them. The new receptacles were purchased with funds from both the New Jersey Clean Communities Grant and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Recycling Tonnage Grant.
“We’re thrilled to be able to advance the City’s recycling goals with these new receptacles,” said City of Asbury Park Recycling Coordinator Yvonne Adams, “They will help make it easier for the Department of Public Works to manage recycling and trash pick-up and ultimately help keep our beaches clean.”
“As a beachside community, it’s our responsibility to protect our environment and this seemingly small step will make a big difference in helping to keep litter out of our oceans and keep our beaches clean,” said Councilperson and Green Team Committee Member Eileen Chapman, “The City’s Green Team, whose focus is on preserving Asbury Park’s wonderful natural resources, worked closely with City staff on this project and we want to thank DPW Director Robert Bianchini and his team for making it happen in time for the summer season.”
For more information in the City of Asbury Park, visit www.cityofasburypark.com.