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Clean Communities Health and Safety Training

Course Code: ER0410CB16

NJ Clean Communities Certificate Training

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Date & Time

Last Held: Day 1: June 13, 2016
Day 2: June 15, 2016 OR June 16, 2016 (Choose one)

9:00am - 4:15pm (Check-in time: 8:30am)

Next offering scheduled for September/October 2016.


The Rutgers/NJAES Office of Continuing Education (OCPE) and the NJ Clean Communities Council will offer a two-day Clean Communities safety training course in June 2016. The purpose of the course is to provide coordinators with the information they need to organize cleanups that adhere to safety guidelines and to learn how to effectively involve volunteers that may be unfamiliar with applicable safety procedures and regulations. Information on liability and insurance policies will be covered.

All attendees must attend the classroom session of the program on June 13 and then select one of two scheduled "hands-on" field training sessions on either June 15 OR June 16. The training course is open to coordinators who are Certified Clean Communities Coordinators. The course can be used for recertification credits.

Day One: June 13, 2016 will be held at the Rutgers EcoComplex in Bordentown.

Day Two: Attendees must select one of two scheduled "hands-on" field cleanup sessions listed below.

  • 6/15/16: Old Bridge (Middlesex County)
  • 6/16/16: Toms River/Ortley Beach (Ocean County)

Additional information is available at www.njclean.org.

Course Agenda for Classroom Session

9:00 - 9:30am

Overview - Carol Broccoli and Sandy Huber
Review of administrative details, agenda, objectives and anticipated outcomes.

9:30 - 10:30am

Opening Remarks - Howard Spencer, instructor/moderator/facilitator

10:30am - 12:00pm

Case Studies Panel: Safety on Streets & Beaches
Clean Communities Coordinators discuss how they implement safety measures during cleanups.

  • Deborah Dixon, NJ Transit
  • Chuck Giacobbe, C.C.D.E.A., Camden County
  • Charles Vanderlinde, Belmar
  • Jackie Wallace, CCCC, Monroe Twp. (Gloucester County)

12:00 - 12:30pm


12:30 - 2:00pm

Panel of Experts
Panel of experts will discuss hot topics such as cleaning dump sites and disposal of hazardous waste; tire dumps and mesquite viruses; and water pollution. Speakers to be announced.

2:00 - 3:00pm

Close - Howard Spencer, moderator
Roundtable Discussions: Discuss one safety concern and how you handle or would handle the problem during a cleanup.


In addition to 1.0 Rutgers CEUS, this Clean Communities course is approved for the following credits:

NJ Certified Recycling Professionals (CRPs): 6 Classroom credits for Day 1 only (no credits for clean-up days)

NJ Certified Public Works Managers (CPWM): 3 Management, 3 Government for Day 1 only (no credits for clean-up days)

Registration Fee TBD  

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided for attendees on both field days, as well as for the classroom session.

NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.


We strongly recommend that you use the directions we provide.

DAY 1:
Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence-Columbus Road, Bordentown, NJ 08505
Directions and Map

DAY 2:
Old Bridge, NJ or Toms River/Ortley Beach, NJ (directions to your chosen location will be provided to you)

Note: Pre-registration is required. We're sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat, materials or meals for walk-in registrants. Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.


Sorry, registration is not currently available for this course.

Would you like to be notified when the next offering is scheduled? 
Here are 3 convenient ways to be added to our mailing list:
1. Click here to join our mailing list (please reference "Clean Communities Health and Safety Training" or Course Code ER0410) 
2. Call us at 848-932-9271, select option 3
3. E-mail us at ocpe@njaes.rutgers.edu

Program Questions? Contact Us!

Assistant Director: Carol Broccoli, 848-932-7207
Administrative Assistant: Claudine Oleskin, 848-932-7204

Attention U.S. Veterans

All of the courses offered by the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education are approved by the New Jersey State Approving Agency for Veterans Training for tuition reimbursement through the GI Bill. For more information about the GI Bill, click here.