Hazlet Clean Communities is the township's litter-abatement program. Cleanup, enforcement and education are goals of the program. Clean Communities may use the new Environmental Commission building for some activities, located at 399 Middle Road.
Natco Lake Park Clean-Up
Volunteers clean-up around Natco Lake Park, located behind the Gramercy at Lakeside Manor on Route 36. On March 13, 2021, the Clean Communities volunteers were joined by members of the Hazlet Environmental Commission, Save Coastal Wildlife, Americorps NJ Watershed Ambassadors and the Boy Scouts.
The Hazlet Litter Bug was purchased in spring 2021 for $9,100 with Clean Communities grants. The 4-wheel drive Kawasaki Mule SX with hitch will be used by the Clean Communities team to clear trails, haul items and transport materials for repairs. During clean-ups, volunteers can fill bags and leave them for pick up instead of dragging heavy bags.
In winter, the Litter Bug can be used by first responders to access people needing help in areas inaccessible to ambulances.