Clean Communities


Thank you to all the groups who participated in the Spring 2017 Cleanup on May 20.  Keep an eye here for the fall cleanup and possible shredding event.



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
Councilman 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 and Shred Day Saturday, 10/15/16, 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon

Posted on: September 14, 2016

Maple Shade Township is having our second cleanup day on 10/15/2016 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. We are also having another shredding day event here at the Township 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 municipal building at 200 N. Stiles Ave.  That is where you will also pick up your cleanup kit.

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 or Mr. Frett, our Recreation Director. You can email it to me ( or you can fax it at 856-779-6360 or you can mail it to: Maple Shade Township, Community Development, 200 Stiles Avenue, Maple Shade, NJ 08052 or simply drop it off at the Township Building or give it to Mr. Frett.

Immediately following the cleanup, there where be food and refreshments, as well as kids’ activities, including face painting, back at the municipal building.

Thank you,

Mayor Lou Manchello – Clean Communities Cooridnator

Clean Communities Cleanup Form