Newport Township Community Organization hosted the following projects in 2006

Recreation Park Summer Fun Projects

All of the Summer Fun Projects were held at the Recreation Park in Wanamie.  Bus service was provided to and from each Event.

Thank You Murph Fletcher and Mary Margaret Kashatus for a Great Job hosting





Thank You to all who Volunteered in the 2006 Great American Cleanup Event

    This year 77 volunteers took part in The Newport Community Pride Event.  14 teams spread out through Newport Township, cleaned 35 miles of roads, picked up 348 bags of garbage, 393 tires, and 420 bottles.  A total of 18,692 pounds of garbage was picked up by volunteers with PennDOT workers following right behind to remove the debris from the streets. 

The week of April 17th we also sponsored the big junk drop off open to all township residents, 10 volunteers worked 144 hours to separate recyclables and assist residents with junk they brought into the Recycling Center.  Throughout the week 5,400 pounds of tin, steel, cast iron, aluminum and appliances were recycled, 18,980 pounds of garbage was collected and discarded.


A SPECIAL THANK YOU to our Local Sponsors

Mark from J. P. Mascaro & Sons for donating a dumpster at the Recycling Center for the big junk drop off.

Larry and the Solomon Waste Reduction for donating a dumpster at the Recycling Center

John Hambrose, Waste Management for providing free landfill space in Taylor along with a dumpster at Ridgeview.

Dave Rinehimer from PennDOT, for supplying gloves, vests, glad bags, and the quick removal of debris along the roads.

The following Sponsors made it possible to serve refreshments.

Paul Bush of Snyder’s Distribution Center

Dave Jones of Weis Market in Nanticoke

Jim Julianio of Pepsi in Wilkes-Barre

Beverly Banks of The Variety Stop in Glen Lyon

Diane & The Spirit Committee of Sam’s Club in Wilkes-Barre

Sue Russell of Wegman’s in Wilkes-Barre

John of Redners in Edwardsville

Hassan of Aldi’s in Kingston

Al & Kathy of Gerrity’s Market in Dundee


Thank You to The Great American Cleanup National Sponsors

Waste Management, Pepsi, Honda, Glad, Sam’s Club & Aquafina, Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, Sparkle, Firestone Complete Auto Care, Troy-Bilt, Wrigley



April 17th to the 22nd

Big Junk Drop Off for Township Residents

Dates:  April 17th to April 22nd

Event:  Big Junk Drop Off

Place:  Wanamie Recycling Center

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8 am to 5:30pm

Wednesday 8 am 4:30pm

Saturday     8 am to 12:30 pm



The Annual Earth Day Clean up for the entrance road to the Ridgeview Development will take place on April 22, from 9:00 to approximately noon.  Workers will gather at the intersection of Overlook and Vista Dr.   Gloves, trash bags, and safety vests will be provided.


Newport Township Community Organization will hold the Newport Community Pride Event on APRIL 22nd from 8:00am to 12:00pm.  This will involve the main roads from Lee to Sheatown.  Volunteers will gather in the Wanamie Municipal Parking Lot.  Gloves, trash bags, and safety vests will be provided.  Rain or Shine.  Refreshment will be available.


Last year was the first year for the Community Organization to take part in the Great Pennsylvania Cleanup program.  Over 70 volunteers working over 420 hours throughout the Township cleaned 32 miles of roads, picked up 227 bags of garbage, 300 tires, 400 bottles, and 10 tons of big junk items littered throughout the township.  Numerous groups and volunteers participated  in the 2005 cleanup.