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Past Blitzes

DEP Commissioner Bob Martin, senior management, staff and the Barnegat Bay Blitz sponsors extend their sincerest thanks to all of the schools, municipalities, groups and businesses that participated in the past Barnegat Bay Blitz experiences.

Below are data and unusual finds from the last three Barnegat Bay Blitzes. The findings and photos for local cleanups are also available (by town) by going to the map at the Blitz Homepage and clicking on a specific town.

The May 10, 2013 Blitz was a resounding success. The 5,542 participants, which included student and adult volunteers, collected a total of:
  • 6 Bagsters . . . totaling 18 cubic yards of trash;
  • 13 Dumpsters . . . totaling 390 cubic yards of trash;
  • 21 Truckloads . . . totaling 105 cubic yards of trash;
  • 167 Tires . . . of which 100 were from the same location; and
  • 1,118 bags of trash and 448 bags of recycling!

      Bags of Trash & Recyclables:
      May 2012 ... 1,895
      Oct. 2011 ... 1,306

      Dumpsters Filled:
      May 2012 ... 20+14 Bagsters
      Oct. 2011 ... 3+3 Dump Trucks
    School Participation:
    May 2012 ... 40
    Oct. 2011 ... 17

    Sponsorships:
    May 2012 ... 20
    Oct. 2011 ... 6
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