Clean Communities


Thank you to all the groups who participated in the Spring 2017 Cleanup on May 20.

The fall cleanup is now planned.  It will include a cleanup, a festival with lots of activities for the whole family, and a shredding event.  The flyer will be coming out soon, but the date is September 30, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The shredder will be available from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Goodwill on Route 73.

For more info, please email me at



Thank you,

Councilman Lou Manchello – Clean Communities Coordinator

Clean Communities Cleanup Form


WHEREAS, Chapter 4, Article XI, Section 4-47 of the Township provides for the Township Council to appoint such agencies, boards and committees as it may deem necessary; and

WHEREAS, the New Jersey Clean Communities is a statewide comprehensive litter abatement program providing municipal funding to support local efforts to clean public lands and promote public education to reduce litter; and

WHEREAS, the Clean Communities program requires municipalities receiving funding to implement litter abatement programs that incorporate the elements of cleanup, enforcement and education; and

WHEREAS, the Township Community Development Director has requested Council to establish a committee to undertake the planning and organization of community events and projects meeting the Clean Communities program requirements; and

WHEREAS, the Township Council has determined that it is in the best interests of the general welfare of the Township to promote the participation of residents of the community in that process; and

WHEREAS, the Township Council hereby find it to be in the best interests of the Township and public to create such an ad hoc committee for the purposes recited below:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Township Council of the Township of Maple Shade, County of Burlington, as follows:

I. Recitals. The foregoing recitals are incorporated in and made a part of this Resolution by this reference.

II. Committee Creation. There is hereby created a six-member ad hoc committee, to be known as the Ad Hoc Committee for Clean Communities.

III. Members Appointed. The members of the Ad Hoc Committee are appointed as follows:
Joe Andl, Township Manager
Kevin Rijs, Community Development Director
Councilman Lou Manchello, Councilman
Mayor Nelson Weist
Ms. Heather Talarico

IV. Term of Appointment. The members of the Ad Hoc Committee shall serve a term of one year from the date of adoption of this Resolution, and shall serve without compensation.

V. Vacancies. Vacancies on the Ad Hoc Committee, should they occur, shall be filled for the unexpired term of the member whose place has become vacant, and shall be made by appointment by the Township Council.

VI. Conduct of Meetings/Quorum. Meetings of the Ad Hoc Committee shall be held at the call of the Chairman. All meetings shall be open to the public and duly noticed and conducted in accordance with the Open Meetings Act. The presence of four members shall constitute a quorum for the conduct of business and the holding of any meeting. The  Ad Hoc Committee shall act only with the concurring vote of four members. The Chairman shall have the power to vote. The Ad Hoc Committee shall keep minutes of its proceedings, showing the vote of each member on every question.

VII. Charge of the Committee. The role and responsibilities of the Ad Hoc Committee shall be as follows:

A) To organize and implement, with Council approval, litter abatement programs incorporating the elements of cleanup, enforcement and education and meeting the requirements of the Clean Communities program.
B) To create an inventory of Township properties to be included in cleanup programs;
C) To create an inventory of equipment used for cleanups and other clean community sponsored programs;
D) To improve organization and communication with community organizations participating in cleanup activities;
E) To expand the outreach of clean communities activities to include more community groups and opportunities for special projects earning volunteer funding;
F) To assure that all expenses are allowable expenses as defined by the Clean Communities program.

Timeline for Contemplated Work.

The Committee shall deliver to the Township Council, not later than (DATE), its written recommendation for two 2014 cleanup program and its proposals for additional projects expenses. The recommendation shall include the proposed expenses for such events.

Clean Communities Announcements:

Clean Communities Cleanup and Shred Day will be held on Saturday, 9/30/17, 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon, with festivities following until 4:00 p.m.


Posted on: September 8, 2017

Maple Shade Township is having our second cleanup day for 2017 on Saturday, 9/30/17, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, with the festivities going until 4:00 pm.

We are also having another shredding day event at the Goodwill from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm on the same day.  So spread the word!

Registration for the cleanup will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Laurel Lanes Bowling hour, or preregistration prior to 9/30. Arrangements will be made to pickup your cleanup bins before the cleanup day.

If you have a group that would like to participate, attached is the paperwork for your organizations to fill out and send back to me at, or you can fax it to my attention at 856-779-6360, or you can drop it off to the municipal building, labeled to the attention of Lou Manchello.

Immediately following the cleanup, there will be food and refreshments, as well as kids’ activities, including face painting, back at Laurel Lanes, on Route 73.

Thank you,

Councilman Lou Manchello – Clean Communities Coordinator

Clean Communities Cleanup Form