West New York, NJ – May 16, 2016. Mayor Felix E. Roque, MD and the Board of Commissioners are proud to announce that the Town of West New York was awarded the Clean Communities Grant from the State of New Jersey.

The grant of $80,355.76 helps municipalities conduct litter cleanup efforts to facilitate the beautification of the West New York community. The grant funds provides an opportunity for West New York to continue funding cleanup projects in Town. The resources will be used for personnel and litter receptacles. West New York Mayor, Felix E. Roque, MD says, “I am thrilled about the additional resources via the Clean Communities Grant that support the ongoing work to keep our Town clean.” “The funds will be tremendously helpful to supply the Town with public garbage cans and the necessary street cleaning equipment” adds the Commissioner of the Department of Public Works, Gabriel Rodriguez.

According to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, the grant funds activities including community cleanups of public property, adoption and enforcement of local anti-littering ordinances and litter collection equipment.