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Garbage, Trash, and Refuse

Bulk Items

Computers & Electronics Recycling

Large Metal Items and Tires

Curbside Recycling: What and How to Recycle

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Unfortunately, due to the pending sale of the former Borough Hall property, combined with significant cost increases for the disposal of materials being brought to the Recycling Center, the Borough has made the decision to close the Recycling Center effective January 31, 2019.

We are urging all residents to take advantage of your curbside recycling, with the exception of electronics, which are accepted free of charge at the Monmouth County Reclamation Center, 6000 Asbury Ave., Tinton Falls. Please continue to contact the Borough Hall to schedule pickup of appliances and tires, which is done by our Department of Public Works.

Click here for curbside recycling information


Garbage, Trash, and Refuse

Residents may place at curbside all garbage in containers and trash to be collected twice per week as follows:

download map Click here to download map of garbage zones


No building materials, stumps, logs, or bulkhead material will be collected. Holiday pickups are early so it is recommended that trash be placed curbside the evening prior to the scheduled pickup. There are no pickups on July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s Day. Residents should be advised that in cases when your pickup lands on one of the listed holidays, your next pickup is your next regularly scheduled day.




Bulk Items

BULK ITEMS are taken by the Garbage Contractor. Three (3) bulk items can be placed at the curb with your garbage ON YOUR 2ND PICKUP DAY OF THE WEEK (Thurs., Fri. or Sat.)

Bulk items are furniture, carpeting, mattresses, etc. if bundled correctly. However bulk items are limited to three (3) items (bundles, bags, etc.) no matter the size.

Building materials are NOT considered bulk. Building materials are anything used to construct the home such as cabinets, vanities, sheetrock, tile, wood, windows, doors, etc. Construction debris, wood, windows or doors will NOT be collected and cannot be placed at the curb with your bulk. Contractors are responsible for removal and disposal of their debris.

Items shall not be placed at the curb until dusk the night preceding your scheduled collection date, but MUST be at the curb by 6:00 AM on the day of the scheduled pick-up.


Computers & Electronics Recycling

Electronics are accepted free of charge at the Monmouth County Reclamation Center, 6000 Asbury Avenue, Tinton Falls. Contact 732-683-8686 for additional information.

Acceptable items:

Please do not place these items with your regular trash as they will not be collected.


Large Metal Items and Tires

Appliances, tires and metals will be picked up by the Oceanport Public Works Dept. Items must be placed at the curb with all doors removed.

To schedule a metal pick-up, put item(s) at the curb and then call (848) 456-4668 or (732) 222-8221


Curbside Recycling: What and How to Recycle

The Council would like to encourage Oceanport residents to use our convenient curbside pick up service. There will be CURBSIDE pick up for glass, cans and plastic, newspapers and corrugated cardboard TWICE a month on the following days as follows:

Do Not place items in plastic or paper bags or in cardboard boxes. For cans, glass and plastic use a separate and durable container. Newspapers should be tied and bundled and put to the curb in that form only. Corrugated cardboard should be flattened, bundled and tied in a form no larger than 36 inches square and put to the curb in that form only. Any container or bundle should never weigh more than 50 lbs. and should be placed at curbside the night before or by 6 am on pick up day.

Zone 1
First and Third Wednesday (all residences west of Myrtle Ave including Blue Point Cove & Gooseneck Point)

Zone 2
First and Third Thursday (all residences east of Myrtle Ave except Blue Point Cove and Gooseneck Point)

download map Click here to download map of recycling zones

Do Not put cans in plastic or paper bags or in cardboard boxes. Use a separate and durable container and place at curbside by 6 am on pick up day.


Recyclable – Aluminum, tin and bi-metal cans used for food and beverages. Tin and bi-metal cans may be placed in the same container with aluminum cans. Cans must be rinsed and may be left whole or flattened.

NOT Recyclable - cans used for any purpose other then food; foil, window and screen frames, lawn chair frames, prepared food containers, aerosol cans.

Do Not put cans in plastic or paper bags or in cardboard boxes. Use a separate and durable container and place at curbside on pick up day OR drop in specially marked bin at the drop off site.


Recyclable - Bottles and jars used for food and beverages. All Colors. Glass must be rinsed. Discard lids in trash

NOT Recyclable - Plate (window) glass, opaque glass, blue glass, china, light bulbs and ceramics.


Recyclable - All plastic containers which held an edible or non-edible LIQUID.

NOT Recyclable - All plastic ketchup containers or containers over one gallon in size.

NEWSPAPER   Recyclable - Everything that comes with the newspaper can go in. Newspapers will not be accepted in brown paper or plastic bags and should be tied with string.
CORRUGATED CARDBOARD   Recyclable - Heavy cardboard typically used for shipping – usually has 2 layers with a “waffle” layer in between. Boxes should be flattened and tied.
JUNK MAIL / MIXED PAPER/CHIPBOARD   Recyclable - Magazines, Junk Mail, Office Paper, School papers, Chipboard, Shredded Paper, Telephone Books, Soft and Hardcover Books (remove covers), Envelopes, Construction Paper, Computer Paper

What is chipboard? Chipboard is similar to a very thin cardboard. It comes in different forms; like cereal boxes, shoe boxes, gift boxes, macaroni boxes, toilet paper rolls, paper towel rolls and wrapping paper rolls.

    NOT Recyclable - tissue paper, toilet paper, paper with food on it (i.e. pizza boxes)




Leaves are collected only during the months of April, October, November and December. Leaves should not be put out any other time.

Spring Leaf Pick Up
Spring leaf pick up is from April 1 through April 30 every year, anywhere in town.

During LEAF PICKUPS ONLY - all leaves must be raked to the curb free of any debris, twigs, stones, branches, etc. for pick up by our Public Works Department.

Do not put leaves in plastic bags.

Fall Leaf Pick Up
Fall leaf pick up starts mid October through December. The Borough uses a schedule for the Fall curbside leaf pick up. Three zones have been established by street with each zone being provided specific dates to place leaves at the curb. We ask that you review the schedule, locate your street and mark your calendars with your pick up weeks. The schedule is available on the website by the end of September, is shown on the month of October in the Borough Calendar and will also be available in Borough Hall.

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Leaves should not be put to the curb other than during your scheduled pick up weeks. Leaves can go out the weekend BEFORE your week and must be out no later than Monday of your week. This allows residents (or their landscaper) two weekends to get leaves out for their collection week. Be sure to get your leaves out as early in the schedule as possible as the last weeks are dependent upon weather conditions.

Your cooperation is greatly appreciated!