Garbage

Garbage is collected once a week on a zone schedule on the same day as single-stream recycling.  All garbage is to be placed in the green Township-issued cart.  All carts are to be placed curbside no later than 6:00 a.m. the morning of the scheduled day for collection but no earlier than 6:00 p.m. the evening before scheduled collection day.  The carts must be placed so that the arrows on the lids point towards the center of the street.  A distance of three (3) feet must be kept between the carts and away from any obstacles such as cars, telephone poles, mailboxes, trees, etc.

Only Township-issued carts will be picked up, and all material must be placed in the carts as drivers can not exit the vehicles to pick up loose bags or other items.  Each cart is electronically registered to an individual address, will remain the property of the Township, and must stay with the property to which it was registered.

In accordance with State and Municipal Law, garbage MUST NOT be mixed with any recyclables.  The Township solid waste and recycling enforcement personnel will be making inspections to ensure compliance with the regulations.

All empty containers, single-stream recycling and household garbage carts must be removed from the curb no later than 8:00 a.m. the day after collection.

Garbage primarily consists of material that originates from the kitchen, bedrooms, or bathrooms and includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • soiled paper 
  • throw rugs 
  • toys 
  • packing trays
  • flower pots 
  • margarine tubs 
  • clothes
  • spray bottles
  • weeds/plants
  • baby wipe tubs 
  • bags 
  • paper & plastic plates & cups
  • drinking glasses & dishes 
  • light bulbs 
  • foil/baking pans 
  • napkins
  • styrofoam 
  • cookware 
  • food waste 
  • brush in green cart 
  • flashlights 
  • yogurt containers 
  • paper towels 
  • ceramics
  • crystal 
  • pots & pans 
  • pie plates 
  • aerosol cans
  • curtain rods 
  • hangers 
  • microwave trays 
  • non-rechargeable batteries
  • coffee maker 
  • toaster ovens 
  • empty dried paint cans, remove lids

Cardboard boxes may not be used as containers for any type of garbage, rubbish, trash or debris, including yard and/or vegetative waste.

Zone Schedule
  • Zone 1 is collected every Tuesday. 
  • Zone 2 is collected every Wednesday. 
  • Zone 3 is collected every Thursday. 
  • Zone 4 is collected every Friday.

A Street Zone Index identifies the four zones and those streets which are collected in each zone.

Weeds, Plants, Etc.
Weeds, plants and other vegetation that is part of your garden clean-up can be placed out for collection with household garbage.  Place the material in the green garbage cart.  Remove as much of the dirt as possible from roots.

Composting is a great way to recycle leaves, kitchen and garden waste.  Compost bins can be purchased from the Township for $35.  Call 732-531-5000, ext. 3364 for more information.

Holiday Schedule
The Sanitation Division works all holidays except New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.  When New Year's Day or Christmas Day falls on a Saturday it is observed on the preceding Friday; if the holiday falls on Sunday, it is observed on the following Monday.

The 2014 Holiday Schedule is as follows:

Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 2014 - there will be no garbage or single-stream recycling collections.  These collections have been rescheduled for Saturday, November 29.

Christmas Day, Thursday, December 25, 2014 - there will be no garbage or single-stream recycling collections for Zone 3.  These collections have been rescheduled for Saturday December 27.      

On New Year's Day 2015, there will be no garbage or single-stream recycling collections for Zone 3.  These collections have been rescheduled for Saturday, January 3, 2015.

 

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