Garbage & Recycling Information

RECYCLING

  • What to Recycle: 
    • Clear, green, and brown glass bottles and jars 
    • Plastic containers #1-#7 
    • Aluminum, tin, and other metal cans, trays, and pie plates
    • Empty aerosol cans
    • Newspaper, office paper, mixed paper, phone books, magazines, wrapping paper, paper bags
    • Flattened cardboard boxes, cardboard, boxboard, corrugated cardboard, paper cartons (cereal boxes, tissue boxes, etc)
    • Milk cartons, juice cartons and juice boxes

  • What Not to Recycle:
    • Broken glass
    • Ceramics
    • Plastic bags or plastic wrap
    • Styrofoam
    • Paint cans
    • Coat hangers
    • Tissues, paper towels, paper plates, or other paper that's been in contact with food or beverages
    • Pizza boxes, boxes with food residue, wax and foil box liners
    • Carton straws 

  • Dos and Don'ts:
    • Bring all electronics (televisions, monitors, printers, stereos, VCRS and DVD players, cell phones, etc) to the Drop-Off Center at 818 Lake Ave (Mon-Fri 4pm to 8pm, Sat-Sun 10am to 2pm)
    • Empty and rinse bottles, jars, cans, cartons, and containers. Remove lids and caps. 
    • Do not place recyclables in plastic bags, do not recycle plastic bags of any kind
    • Maximum container weight is 60 lbs.

BULK WASTE

  • Bulk waste must be placed curbside on your second garbage day of the week according to your Zone. (A maximum of three (3) items will be collected with each pick-up.)
  • Bulk waste includes couches, wooden bedframes, wooden bookcases, large chairs, rugs, carpeting, padding, mirrors, dressers, mattress or box spring wrapped in plastic. 

WHITE GOODS

  • Resident must contact DPW at 732-775-0900 to schedule pick-up of white goods. (A maximum of five (5) items will be collected with each pick-up.)
  • White goods include refrigerators, stoves, freezers, air conditioners, BBQ grills, metal tables, and all metal items. 

LEAF PICKUP: October 15th thru December 31st

  • Call DPW at 732-775-0900 when leaves are either bagged or placed curbside. Clean leaves only (no branches, grass clippings, dirt, or brush).
  • Do not place leaf piles within 10 feet of a storm inlet. 

TIRE DISPOSAL: Monmouth County Reclamation Center

  • Free tire disposal (18” or less with no rims) for Monmouth County residents only. Resident ID is required. Limit of 8 car tires. Drop off at Monmouth County Reclamation Center at 6000 Asbury Avenue, Tinton Falls, NJ. Use Gate A.
  • For more information, call the Monmouth County Reclamation Center 732-683-8686, or visit https://www.visitmonmouth.com/page.aspx?ID=186

TELEVISION & ELECTRONICS DISPOSAL

  • You may dispose of televisions and other electronics (monitors, printers, stereos, VCRS and DVD players, cell phones, etc) to our Drop-Off Center at 818 Lake Ave (Mon-Fri 4pm to 8pm, Sat-Sun 10am to 2pm). Please note that pick-up by DPW is not available for televisions.

PLACE THESE MATERIALS IN REGULAR HOUSEHOLD TRASH

  • Microwave trays, mirrors, window or auto glass, light bulbs, ceramics, porcelain, plastic bags, un-numbered plastic, pottery, coat hangers, glass cookware/bakeware, cooking pots, and toasters. any items soiled with food, pet or human waste.

WHEN TO SET OUT AND REMOVE GARBAGE & RECYCLING CONTAINERS

  • Recycling containers can be set at the curbside no earlier than 5pm the day before collection and must be removed from the curbside by 6pm the day of collection. (Ordinance # 19-2.1)

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Contact Yvonne Adams at the Department of Public Works with any questions at 732-775-0900.

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