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Clean Communities - Best Practices Seminar

Course Code: ER0440CA20

NJ Clean Communities Certificate Training

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Date & Time

Last Held: October 23, 2019
10:00am - 2:30pm (Check-in time: 9:30am)

Next offering TBD.


This state-wide, half-day conference will serve as refresher training for Certified Clean Communities Coordinators (NJCCC) and local Recycling and Public Works Professionals. The conference will provide participants with an overview of current plastic-bag bans in NJ, fun and interesting educational ideas, information on available litter apps to augment your litter cleanup activities, and an important discussion on how to incorporate safety into your litter cleanup and recycling programs.

Course Agenda




Welcome and Remarks
Sandy Huber, NJCC Executive Director


Plastic Bag Ban Panel
David Calamoneri, Hoboken Municipal Recycling Coordinator
John Weber, Surfrider
Rocco D'Antonio, Managing Member – Organic Diversion


Single-Use Plastic Ban(s)
Yvonne Adams, Asbury Park Municipal Recycling and Clean Communities Coordinator


Education/Learning Stations
County and municipal Clean Communities Coordinators will share a host of educational tools and programs that you can bring back to your local government and implement. Visit all learning stations and receive a Clean Communities Swag Bag!

Elyse Barone, Borough of Sayreville
JoAnn Gemenden Union County
Mary Ellen Gilpin, Hudson County
Liz Sweedy, Morris County
Carole Tolmachewich, Middlesex County
Rebecca Turygen, Atlantic County Utilities Authority


Litter Apps
Rebecca Turygen, Atlantic County Utilities Authority




The Importance of Safety
Janette Kessler, Atlantic County Utilities Authority


Evaluations and Adjourn


In addition to 0.35 Rutgers CEUs, this Clean Communities course is approved for the following credits:

Certified Clean Communities Coordinators: 3.5 Recertification credits

NJ Certified Public Works Managers (CPWM): 3.5 Management

NJ Certified Recycling Professionals (CRPs): 3.5 Classroom Credits

Registration Fee TBD  

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


Coffee service (no breakfast) and lunch will be provided for attendees.

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.

Galloping Hill Golf Course
3 Golf Course Drive
Kenilworth, NJ 07033

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 - Best Practices Seminar" or Course Code ER0440) 
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