Thank you for helping clean up West Milford

| 30 Apr 2019 | 02:08

    To the Editor;
    We would like to thank the hundreds of volunteers who participated in this year’s annual West Milford Beautification Day Roadside Litter Cleanup on Saturday, April 27.
    Also, a special thank you to the members of the Beautification Committee, without whom, this event would not be possible.
    Beautification Day volunteers cleared a winter’s worth of debris from our townships roadsides, walking along roads, through parks, ditches, woods and some battling creeks and brooks.
    Volunteers collected more than 1,000 bags of garbage and recyclables along with more than a ton of metal from the townships roadways.
    We are grateful for all of our volunteers who joined us this year; and to our sponsor—New Jersey Clean Communities for their support.
    We would also like to thank the local businesses that donated prizes and gift certificates; Dairy Queen, Flags Etc., Jessie’s Kettle, Jimmy the Barbers, Knapp’s West Milford Tire, Mountain Timber Décor, Mt. Jug Deli, Pequannock Feed and Pet Supply, Q & S Deli, Sit and Chat Diner, Battinelli’s Garden Center, Eden Farms, JRC Jewelers, DeMarco’s Pizza; and to Inserra Shop Rite for recruiting volunteers and providing gift cards for the food and snacks to fuel the volunteers at our picnic.
    Our thanks, also, to the West Milford Elks for the hot dogs, volunteers and gift certificates.
    This event is successful each year because of the ongoing support of our outstanding volunteers, local businesses and our community organizations.
    You, too, can help—all year long—by keeping the roadsides litter-free.
    Please dispose of garbage and recycling in approved containers.
    We hope to see you “on the road” for our Autumn Pride, Roadside Litter Cleanup, in September.
    Start getting the word out to local groups, friends and family, coworkers and neighbors.
    These annual cleanups are making a difference for the better.
    Our thanks, again to all who participated in the 2019 Beautification Day Roadside Litter Cleanup this year, the roads look great.
    Keep West Milford Clean and Green, Stop Litter.
    David Stires,
    West Milford Solid Waste and Recycling Coordinator