The Borough of Woodland Park has participated with the New Jersey Clean Communities Program for many years.
So, at its June 19 meeting, Mayor Keith Kazmark and Council approved the insertion, into the 2019 budget, of a Clean Communities Grant in the amount of $22,275.59.
"These funds help us with litter clean up and to provide adequate staffing to help keep the town clean," Mayor Kazmark said. "We received a 10 percent increase in grant funding this year, and we greatly appreciate the state's support."
NJ Clean Communities is a statewide, litter-abatement program created by the passage of the Clean Communities Act in 1986. The Act provides a funding source for the program by placing a tax on 15 categories of businesses that produce litter-generating products.
The Fund generates about $20 million each year and is disbursed annually to municipalities, counties, the state parks service, and the New Jersey Clean Communities Council, Inc.