Eatontown Borough | 47 Broad Street Eatontown, NJ 07724 | (732) 389-7600

Public Works

Eatontown Department of Public Works

Spencer Carpenter, Director


250 Pine Brook Road

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DPW Office: Monday-Friday 7:00 am – 3:00 pm (Closed weekends and Holidays)

Lewis Street Recycling Yard: Monday-Friday 7:00 am-3:00 pm, 3rd Saturday of the month 8:00 am- Noon (Closed Holidays)

Updates & News

Please watch here as well as the Borough Facebook page for any updates to the schedule and/or cancellations.


Household Trash Collection

West Side of Route 35 East Side of Route 35
Monday & Thursday Tuesday & Friday

Household trash should only be placed in the large green receptacles provided by the Borough and placed to the curb anytime after 6pm the evening before your scheduled pick up and no later than 6am the morning of the scheduled pick up. Please DO NOT place recyclables, bulk hazardous waste, dirt, and/or grass in this container.

Curbside Recycling

West Side of Route 35 East Side of Route 35
1st and 3rd Wednesday
of each month
2nd and 4th Wednesday
of each month

There is no pick up on the 5th Wednesday of any month.



Recycling should only be placed in blue receptacles and placed to the curb anytime after 6pm the evening before your scheduled pick up and no later than 6am the morning of the scheduled pick up. Please keep items loose in the receptacles and not in plastic bags.

Mandated Recyclables

Effective November 1, 2015, Eatontown is making recycling more convenient as it transitions to SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING. 

What is single stream recycling?

Residents can now place all mandated recyclables in one container. These items include:

  • Plastic Bottles #1 & #2
  • Glass Bottles and Jars
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Steel, Tin cans, and empty aerosol cans
  • paper bags
  • Chipboard
  • flattened cardboard (if you have a large amount please placed flattened in a neat pile next to blue container)
  • Junk mail/office paper
  • magazines and catalogs
  • newspaper
  • Books (please remove cover and spine of hardcover books)

What is Chipboard?

Chipboard is the thin cardboard like material that is used to make up items such as cereal boxes, toilet paper and paper towel rolls.


Residents who wish to bring recycling material, bulk, electronics and/or metal are welcome to drop off their items during the times stated above. NO CONTRACTOR MATERIAL IS ACCEPTED. At this time an electronic recycling container is located at 250 Pinebrook Rd.

The Recycling Center will continue to provide separate containers for glass/jars, mixed paper, and cardboard for those residents who prefer to dispose of their recyclables in that matter. All containers will be clearly marked. There will also be a single stream recycling container placed in the center starting on November 2, 2015.

Please note that mirrors are considered bulk trash and not glass and should be disposed of as such.

Bulk Trash

Examples of bulk items collected for disposal include furniture, small wood(4ft in length max), white goods, and glass( mirrors/tables should be taped to prevent shattering). If you require a bulk trash pick up during the year please contact the DPW office (732)-389-7651. CONTRACTOR debris of any kind WILL NOT be removed. The resident and/or contractor must make arrangements to dispose of the debris privately. 

Holiday Trash Collection

No trash will be collected when your regular pick up falls on New Year’s, Thanksgiving or Christmas Day. No other holidays will affect your regularly scheduled trash collection.

Household Hazardous Waste Material

The operations of the Monmouth County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility is contracted out to Radiac Environmental services. The hours of operation for household hazardous waste drop off at the facility will be as follows:

  • Tuesday and Wednesday from 12pm to 4pm
  • Thursdays and Fridays from 12pm to 8pm
  • Saturdays from 8am to 4pm.


Materials accepted are motor oil, antifreeze, gasoline, pesticides, fertilizers, herbicides, paints, solvents, thinners, varnishes, pool chemicals, propane barbecue tanks, and cleaners. All materials must be in marked containers with original labels.

  • Residential Latex Paint is NOT Hazardous Waste. Please dry out cans and dispose with your regular household trash collection. DO NOT dispose of cans where the paint is not dried.

  • Batteries- Monmouth County has advised municipalities that household batteries such as Carbon-zinc and Alkaline (AAA, AA, A,C,D,and 9-Volt) should now be disposed of with regular household trash. The Borough will not accept batteries as of October 2, 2009.

  • Fluorescent tube lighting will no longer be collected with bulk trash and/or at the recycling center. Contact a local Home Improvement Store such as Lowes or Home Depot for recycling information.

  • Medical Waste- DPW does not collect or handle any type of medical waste. Items such as needles and/or syringes should be taken to a local hospital (click here for locations and more information). DO NOT place these items in plastic soda bottles with your recyclables or trash. 

If you should have any additional questions the phone number is (732)-683-8686

Leaf Collection

The first week of March begins Spring leaf pick up. The first week of October begins Fall leaf pick up. During Fall pick up, leaves will be collected as long as weather permits. Leaves may be bagged, but only placed in biodegradable bags that can be purchased at any lawn and garden center. Leaves in plastic bags will not be taken. Please do not rake brush and leaves together.

Snow Plowing

The primary objective of snow plowing is to open roadways for traffic. PLEASE MOVE YOUR CAR OFF THE STREET in order that snowplows can effectively remove snow from the roadway. When shoveling out your driveway, shovel out a pocket on the side of the driveway nearest to approaching traffic. The accumulated snow on the passing plow will fill the pocket instead of the entrance to your driveway. Please note that the DPW will continue plowing during the entire snowstorm and after until the streets are cleared to the edge of the roadway. This is essential in order that emergency vehicles can pass and we can prepare for any additional snowfall. You may have to re-open the end of your driveway more than once. When clearing your sidewalks, please do not throw snow into the middle of the street. This hinders plowing and impedes the safe flow of traffic.

Free Compost/Mulch Available

For the convenience of residents, sample compost/mulch sheds are located at Memorial School & Meadowbrook School. If more is needed, residents may contact the DPW office to request delivery of a larger supply for a small fee. (732) 389-7651. CLICK HERE for the order form if you would like to fill it out, before bringing your check or debit/credit card to the office between the hours of 7:00am and 3:00pm.


To report a pothole please call the DPW office at (732)389-7651 or comment on the form above. Please note that Rt. 35, 36, 71 (Broad St.) are state roads and should be reported to (609)-588-6212, Tinton Ave., Hope Rd., and Wyckoff Rd., are county roads and should be reported to (732)-431-6550.

Helpful Misc. Links/Ordinances

  • Illicit Connections to Storm Sewer System Ordinance               
  • Improper Disposal of Waste Ordinance                             
  • Littering Ordinance                                                                 
  • Disposal of Pet Solid Waste Ordinance                                          
  • Wildlife Feeding Ordinance                                                          
  • Garbage and Refuse Regulations Ordinance                        
  • NJ Stormwater Link                                                                

Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan

Stormwater Control Ordinance

Eatontown Storm Water Management Plan

Clear Water NJ

Green Grounds Policy Click Here