Keep Rockland Beautiful’s Cleanup Campaign Kicks Off in New City

BY BARRY WARNER

Keep Rockland Beautiful cleanup volunteers are using grabbers to pick up litter items and place them in large bags at the corner of Cavalry Drive and Route 304 in New City.
Keep Rockland Beautiful cleanup volunteers are using grabbers to pick up litter items and place them in large bags at the corner of Cavalry Drive and Route 304 in New City.

Keep Rockland Beautiful, in partnership with The Great American Cleanup, is a nonprofit organization that leads efforts to clean up, beautify and protect Rockland County’s environment. The campaign kicked off in the New City Stop and Shop Plaza off North Main Street on April 5, 2014.

Coordinator Daniel Caprara said, “We are cleaning up the streets and roadsides of New City after a harsh winter. Our dedicated volunteers are looking forward to getting started. Also, Marissa Mileski, a student at North Rockland High School, is our 2014 T-shirt design winner.”

Trash bags, grabbers and gloves were provided to the volunteers, in order for them to pick up numerous litter items. Aluminum cans, steel cans, glass bottles, glass jars plus type 1 and 2 plastic bottles were separated for recycling.

The next cleanup will take place in the communities of Sparkill, Stony Point and Valley Cottage on April 12, 2014. For additional information call 845-708-9164 or access www.keeprocklandbeautiful.org