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Recycling Center & Public Works
214 Park Avenue
Monday thru Friday 7:00am to 3:15pm    Saturday & Sunday 9:00am to 3:00pm
Closed holidays (except Labor Day)             

On average we produce over 4 pounds of garage every day
most of which could be reused, reduced or recycled. 
Please do your part!

Household trash is collected by-weekly. Bridge Avenue south is picked up Monday and Thursday and Bridge Avenue north is picked up Tuesday and Friday.  A maximum of three cans or bags at each pick up.  No recyclables, bulk items nor hazardous waste.  The carrier is Suburban Disposal 800-339-1757

Accepted at the Recycling Center

Paper, bottles, and cans: Steel and aluminum cans, glass bottles and jars, newspaper, office paper, magazines and All #1, #2 and #5 Plastics. Please rinse clean all containers. All material must be loose, (not bundled or bagged). Now Accepting: gift, tissue &, cereal boxes. Not accepted: Plastic shopping bags, Styrofoam, packing film, plastic toys, buckets, flower pots nor trays, dishes, glasses, cups. 

  • Corrugated cardboard: Please flatten boxes, Not accepted: juice/milk containers, automotive products containers, packing material, pizza boxes, wax coated cardboard, books.  No shredded paper - check county website. 

  • Brush: Branches, limbs, hedge clippings.  Not accepted: Lumber and building materials. 

  • Leaves: Leaves, pine needles, vines and plants. Not accepted: Grass clippings (use of a mulching lawn mower is recommended or dispose of grass clippings with your regular garbage) or ornamental grasses. 

  • Scrap metal & household appliances: Scrap items must be constructed primarily of metal. If an item is too large for you to transport, call Public Works to arrange for a pick-up.

  • Old clothing: Must be clean and bagged and placed in the specially marked dumpster. 

  • No Tires:  Car or Truck  

Electronics must be taken to the Ocean County Recycling Center 732-367-0802

Bulk items will be picked up for a fee - call the Municipal Clerk 732 892-0636

Free bulk pick up is scheduled twice a year - June 7 and October 4, 2021 Click here for more information.



Also at the Recycling Center!

The Patch - funded and maintained by the Seaweeders of Bay Head and Mantoloking - includes a native garden, butterfly house, vegetable garden and sitting areas. The vegetables are donated to St. Gregory’s Pantry and the Joan Valentine House
And the Recycling Library!  Bring or take books and magazines. 
Clothing drop benefiting the Seeds of Service and AMVETS.

Click here for additional  information about responsible waste management 
And here to learn more about the Bay Head  Environmental Committee 

 Hazardous Waste

Paints must must be taken to the Point Pleasant Beach Recycling Center Click here for more information
Chemicals can be disposed of at the Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Program Click here for more information.