Trash hauled up from the banks of the Swimming River awaits pickup at the western end of Drs. James Parker Boulevard Saturday.

“No dead bodies” were found, says Boris Kofman, of the Red Bank Environmental Commission, but a handful of car batteries were, “and we only scratched the surface.”

Kofman says word is that a former property owner used to encourage locals to dump junk at the site as a way to shore up a slope.

“It will take some heavy-duty machinery to really clean it up, says Kofman, who took the photo above.

The cleanup was part of a regional effort organized by New Jersey Community Water Watch. You can see more of Kofman’s pix here.

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