• Atlantic City Electric Supports 2011 Beach Sweeps

    Oct 19, 2011

    Volunteers Needed to Remove Trash from Beaches

    MAYS LANDING, N.J. – Atlantic City Electric will partner with environmental, civic and business organizations throughout the region to support the 25th annual Beach Sweeps this fall. The effort aims to remove trash from beaches and riverbanks in New Jersey. Volunteers are needed to clean up various sites throughout the state on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    “Atlantic City Electric enjoys being a part of the Annual Beach Sweeps. It brings the community together and teaches environmental responsibility, ” said Atlantic City Electric Region President Vince Maione. “The cleanup also helps increase awareness of the need to recycle.”

    The regional Beach Sweeps is part of International Coastal Cleanup, sponsored by Clean Ocean Action, an organization that works to protect the waters off the New Jersey coast. The types and quantities of trash collected will be itemized. The data will then be used to focus on the source of debris, as well as identify ways to reduce or eliminate waste.

    Last year, a record breaking 8,372 volunteers collected an estimated 475,321 pieces of debris from more than 65 locations. Typical debris collected included cigarette butts, plastic beverage containers, food wrappers and fishing gear. Some of the more unusual items included a fire extinguisher, human shaped candles, an antique sewing machine, a debit card, ice machine, and a plastic cow.

    Atlantic City Electric is hosting a volunteer group in Atlantic City on the boardwalk. Volunteers are asked to meet at the Rainforest Café on the boardwalk at Missouri Avenue. Parking is free under Boardwalk Hall. Volunteers are urged to join the company at 8:30 a.m. and help clean our beaches.

    For additional Beach Sweeps sites, please visit www.cleanoceanaction.org or contact Tavia Danch at 732-872-0111.

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    Atlantic City Electric, a public utility owned by Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), provides safe, reliable and affordable regulated electric delivery services to more than 548,000 customers in southern New Jersey.