Recycling Collection Instructions

Put glass, plastic, metal, paper and cardboard together, without a bag, in one bin that is then placed at the curb.

Recycling is picked up weekly (see schedule here) and can also be dropped off at the Asbury Park Recycling Center located at 9 Main Street.

Dos & Don'ts

  • Do bring all electronics (televisions, monitors, printers, stereos, VCRs and DVD players, cell phones, etc) to Asbury Park Recycling Center.
  • Do empty and rinse bottles, jars and containers
  • Do not exceed maximum container weight of 60 pounds
  • Do not place recyclables in plastic bags, do not recycle plastic bags of any kind.
  • Do put glass, plastic, metal, paper and cardboard, without a bag, in one bin that is then placed at the curb.
  • Do remove lids, caps and straws

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
  • Shredded paper
  • Straws, caps or lids
  • Styrofoam
  • Used tissues, paper towels, napkins, paper plates, paper cups
  • Trays or cookware