Sanitation Collections

Collection Days

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

Sanitation Ordinance Number 174.3 - Garbage Receptacles Regulated: All receptacles shall be set by the occupant at the curb line no earlier than the evening preceding the collection days. No receptacle may exceed 50 lbs.

Receptacles must be of metal or plastic, sufficiently strong for collection purposes, and shall be watertight and have a close-fitting cover. If any receptacle or container is in excess of 50 pounds (see Sanitation Ordinance), it will not be picked up during regular garbage collection. The Division of Sanitation may affix a notice to containers that do not qualify under the Ordinance, stating that further used of such containers may result in confiscation of the container(s) or refusal to make the collection. Garbage must be curbside by 6 am on the day of collection, but not placed earlier than the evening before scheduled pick up.

Bulk / Metal / CED Collections

Bulk/Metal/Consumer Electronic Device collections are scheduled twice a month by appointment only.

Bulk includes such items as furniture, windows, and other large debris, and should be placed at curbside no sooner than the night before collection. Lumber must be cut and tied, and all nails removed or bent over. Metal and Consumer Electronic Devices may also be brought to the recycling drop-off center. To schedule an appointment, please call 732-251-0700, ext. 829.

Grass / Leaf / Brush / Twig Collections

Grass will be collected every Monday from early May through late October. Dates are published seasonally in the DPW Flyer. After the last date in October, grass will be picked up with your regular solid waste. Place grass in an open container (weight limit 50 lbs.) - NO PLASTIC BAGS. If the date is a holiday, the grass will be picked up with the next household collection.

Bagged leaves are collected seasonally on Mondays from late October until late December. Leaves must be placed in biodegradable paper bags. Leaf bags are available at no charge, while supplies last, from the Public Works facility on Third Street. Bags may be picked up in October, from 8 am through 2 pm only on Mondays and Fridays, and Saturdays from 8:30 am through 11:30 am. Please note that bags will only be available on Saturdays in November.

Only leaves may be placed in these bags. Do not use them for other yard waste, or they will not be collected.

Leaf bags should be placed for collection between the sidewalk and curb when possible. The bags should not be placed in the street along the curb, as this will impede the flow of storm water and increase the potential for local flooding problems.

Leaves are also collected on Mondays in April. Again, biodegradable bags must be used; however, the Borough does not supply bags for spring cleanup.

Brush collections will be scheduled twice a month, by appointment only, from early April through mid-October. Tree parts must be no more than five inches in diameter, cut and tied with string or cord, in lengths not to exceed 4 feet. The Borough is not responsible for removal of tree parts larger than 5 inches in diameter. Please call 732-251-0700, ext. 829, to schedule an appointment.

Twigs measuring less than one inch in diameter by four feet long can be put out with your trash in an open container.

Christmas Tree Collection

Trees are collected in early January. Please remove the following items before setting them out for collection: plastic bags, strings of lights, ornaments, tree stands, nails, tinsel, and any other decorative materials.