Garbage & Recycling

Find information here on the City of Asbury Park's garbage and recycling collection program.

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Pick Up Information

Collection Schedule

Garbage and recycling are picked up by zone. Garbage is collected twice weekly. Recycling is collected once weekly. Click here for collection schedule.

Recycling can also be dropped off at the AP Recycling Center located at 9 Main Street (use entrance off Springwood Avenue) Monday to Friday from 4pm to 8pm; Saturday and Sunday 10am to 2pm.                                                                                                            

When to Set Out & Remove Containers

Garbage and recycling containers can be set at the curbside no earlier than 5 p.m. the day before collection and must be removed from the curbside by 6 p.m. the day of collection (Ordinance Number 19-2.1).

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Garbage Collection Information

Place These Materials in Regular Household Garbage

  • Any items soiled with food, human waste or pet waste
  • Ceramics
  • Coat hangers
  • Cooking pots
  • Glass cookware/bakeware
  • Light bulbs
  • Microwave trays
  • Mirrors
  • Plastic bags
  • Porcelain
  • Pottery
  • Toasters
  • Un-numbered plastic containers
  • Window or auto glass

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Recycling Collection Information

Recycling is collected weekly. Click here for collection schedule

Recycling can also be dropped off at the AP Recycling Center located at 9 Main Street (Use entrance off Springwood Avenue) Monday to Friday from 4pm to 8pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am to 2pm.  

Single Stream Recycling

  • Put glass, plastic, metal, paper and cardboard together, without a bag, in one bin that is then placed at the curb. (Please remember, plastic bags of any kind can clog recycling machinery.)
  • For the Single Stream Recycling Guide, scroll down or click here
  • For the "What can I throw in my curbside recycling bin" guide, scroll down or click here

Dos & Don'ts

  • Do empty and rinse bottles, jars and containers
  • Do remove lids, caps and straws
  • Do put glass, plastic, metal, paper and cardboard, without a bag, in one bin that is then placed at the curb.
  • Do not exceed maximum container weight of 60 pounds
  • Do not place recyclables in plastic bags, do not recycle plastic bags of any kind

What to Recycle

  1. Glass bottles and jars for food and beverage (empty and rise, remove caps, labels are ok)
  2. Metal Cans (empty and rinse, labels are ok)
    • Aluminum cans
    • Tin cans
    • Bi-Metal cans (tin cans with aluminum lids)
    • Non-hazardous, empty aerosol cans
  3. Paper and Cardboard (do not tie paper, flatten all boxes)
    • Cardboard shipping boxes
    • Cereal boxes
    • Mixed paper: including magazines, newspapers including inserts, non-metallic wrapping paper, paper bags ,softcover books, white/color office paper
    • Shoe boxes
    • Tissue boxes
  4. Plastic containers (empty and rinse, remove lids, labels are ok)
    • Only Number 1 and Number 2 with a "pourable" neck that is smaller than the body. (Manufacturers print a standard code on the bottom of every container)

What Not to Recycle

  • Aluminum foil or plates
  • Broken glass
  • Ceramics or dishes
  • Coat hangers (return to dry cleaner)
  • Diaper wipe containers
  • Drinking glasses
  • Food storage or take-out containers
  • Grease or food stained cardboard boxes (pizza boxes) or waxed cardboard
  • Kitchen trash bags
  • Lightbulbs
  • Metal scraps or paint cans
  • Milk cartons, juice cartons and juice boxes
  • Newspaper used for pet waste or household projects
  • Plastic bags (please return to grocery stores)
  • Plastic wrap or food wrappers
  • Plastics marked Number 3 through Number 7 or unnumbered (Manufacturers print a standard code on the bottom of every container)
  • Shredded paper
  • Straws, caps or lids
  • Styrofoam
  • Used tissues, paper towels, napkins, paper plates, paper cups
  • Trays or cookware

Single Stream Recycling Guides

For a PDF of the Single Stream Recycling Guide, click here.

Blue and White Updated Recycling Guide


For a PDF of the "What can I throw in my curbside recycling bin" guide, click here.

What Can I Throw In My Recycling Bin

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Questions or Concerns?

Contact the Department of Public Works at 732-775-0900 or use the Report a Concern Tool at www.cityofasburypark.com/reportaconcern.

For information on Bulk Waste, Electronics Disposal, Yard Waste, Leaf Collection & more, click here.