2020 Earth Week Cleanups

Improving Our Communities While Practicing Social Distancing

Cleanups - Virtually Everywhere!

The 50th anniversary of Earth Day is right around the corner. While communal celebrations of this day are not appropriate this year due to the need to adhere to social distancing requirements, we can still take individual action to improve our communities.

The next time you go outside or take your dog for a walk, grab gloves and a bag and pick up trash on the way. You can pick up litter during a walk around the neighborhood, in your backyard, in the street, in a nearby park, or anywhere else you see trash on the ground. Make sure to maintain social distancing from others—giving others at least six-feet of room from other people — and be sure to wear gloves.

Map My Cleanups

Take photos of your cleanup and complete our quick survey to tells us what you found! If you post your photos to social media, use our hashtag: #njearthdaycleanup!

As a reminder, Governor Phil Murphy’s “Stay at Home” order allows for “walking, running, operating a wheelchair, or engaging in outdoor activities…..while following best social distancing practices with other individuals, including staying six feet apart”. Please check and follow all local and regional regulations and guidelines in regard to COVID-19. Always wear gloves when picking up litter and avoid any direct contact with trash. Only pick up trash in areas where you feel safe and comfortable!

You can also help by reporting illegal dumping:

On the map below, click on the red pins and scroll down to see pictures of people and what they collected by clicking on the attachment links. Some photos are artistic!

Send Us Your Cleanup Data Points!

Map My Cleanups!

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