garbage / recycling
Residents may place at curbside all garbage in containers and trash to be collected twice per week as follows:
- District 1 Monday and Thursday
- District 2 Tuesday and Friday
- District 3 Wednesday and Saturday
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 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.
GARBAGE AND TRASH REQUIREMENTS
- No containers, bundles, bags, etc. shall exceed 50 pounds.
- Garbage containers should be no larger than 40 gallons.
- 3 Bundles of branches/tree limbs per collection day.
NOTE: ALL BRANCHES AND TREE LIMBS must be tied and bundled. The contractor will not pick up bundles larger than (3) feet in diameter or in lengths exceeding (5) feet. The contractor shall not be required to pick up any tree stumps or individual tree limbs or branches which exceed (3) INCHES in diameter.
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.
OCEANPORT IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE A NEW ADDITION TO OUR RECYCLING YARD - ELECTRONICS RECYCLING DROP OFF
The Borough is working with Monmouth Wire & Computer Recycling to provide at no cost to our residents a service for disposal of electronic items as required by State statute.
If it has a plug and its electronic Monmouth Wire & Computer Recycling recycles it.
- Computer Cases - all types
- Televisions - ALL SIZES
- Keyboards, Mice
- Monitors, Scanners
- Printers, Cables
- Laptops, Peripherals
- VCR's, DVD Players
- Stereo Components
Please do not place these items with your regular trash as they will not be collected.
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 (732) 870-3035 or (732) 222-8221
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.
First and Third Wednesday (all residences west of Myrtle Ave including Oceanport Estates & Gooseneck Point)
First and Third Thursday (all residences east of Myrtle Ave except and Gooseneck Point)
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.|
The Oceanport Recycling Drop-off Site is in the front of the Public Works Garage, which is located between the Municipal Building and the Port-Au-Peck Chemical Hose Fire Co. Fire Co. on Myrtle Ave. The Recycling Center is available for glass, cans, plastics, newspapers, cardboard and junk mail/mixed paper.
|RECYCLING CENTER HOURS|
|Monday:||7:00 am – 3:00 pm|
|Tuesday:||7:00 am – 3:00 pm|
|Wednesday:||7:00 am – 3:00 pm|
|Thursday:||7:00 am – 3:00 pm|
|Friday:||7:00 am – 3:00 pm|
|Saturday:||8:00 am – 1:00 pm|
JUNK MAIL / MIXED PAPER/CHIPBOARD DUMPSTER
Magazines, Junk Mail, Office Paper, School papers, Chipboard, Shredded Paper, Telephone Books, Soft and Hardcover Books (no need to remove covers), Envelopes, Construction Paper, Wrapping 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.
CORRUGATED CARDBOARD DUMPSTER
Heavy cardboard typically used for shipping – usually has 2 layers with a “waffle” layer in between. Boxes should be flattened.
Everything that comes with the newspaper can go in. Newspapers will not be accepted in brown paper or plastic bags and should not be tied with string.
PLASTIC / GLASS / CANS DUMPSTER
Use for in-between curbside pickups of plastic, glass, aluminum and tin.
Automotive batteries are accepted at the Recycling Center
HOUSEHOLD BATTERIES ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTED as the Monmouth County Reclamation Center has removed this item from the County recycling program.
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.
Click here for schedule.
Leaves should not be put to the curb other than during your scheduled pick up weeks. You can begin putting leaves to the curb the Saturday prior to your pick up and not after Friday of your pickup week of your pick up week.
Your cooperation is greatly appreciated!