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Damminger Announces County Inmates to help Clean up Banks of Delaware

(Woodbury, NJ) – Inmates at the Gloucester County Department of Corrections will help clean up the banks of the Delaware River in West Deptford Township and beyond announced Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger today.
“When I saw the picture in the local newspaper of the litter and debris along the banks of the Delaware I was taken back.  We have all got to pitch in and do a better job of keeping our environment clean, and as a start I have called upon on the Department of Corrections community clean-up crews to begin getting this area under control,” said Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger.
Damminger said, “We have crews that help out our municipal governments all the time, the inmates are non-violent offenders who are closely supervised and use their time to help give back to the community.”
“We all appreciate the natural beauty of our region and we should be vigilant about keeping it clean, not only for ourselves, but for generations to come.  The responsibility rests with everyone.  If you see trash, please pick it up and recycle it or dispose of it.”
Damminger said that Gloucester County recently announced its Household Special Waste Collection Days for trash that should not be placed in the regular waste stream like pool chemicals and pesticides.  “The county has a large and aggressive recycling program.  People can get involved in adopting roads and areas, composting and other environmentally helpful programs to keep our county clean,” said Damminger.
Visit to learn more about recycling in Gloucester County, Household Special WasteCollection Days, or how to participate in the Adopt-A-Spot or Adopt-a-Road program.