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


DPW Comment Form

Green Grounds Policy Click Here

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 prior to 6am the morning of the scheduled pick up or the evening before the scheduled pick up. Please DO NOT place recyclables, bulk hazardous waste, dirt, and/or grass in this container.

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.

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.

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. There is no longer a need to separate items such as glass, cans, jars, paper, cardboard and chipboard. Larger pieces of cardboard can be flattened and placed next to the container you place at the curb. THAT’S IT!


There are no other changes in the Borough’s current recycling schedule.  

The Recycling Center is located at 131 Lewis Street and is open Monday- Friday 7AM- 3PM and the third Saturday of each month 8am – 12pm. Closed on holidays.

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. 

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. 

Bulk Trash Schedule for 2016

West Side of Route 35 East Side of Route 35
April 20-24 May 18-22
June 15-19 July 20-24
Aug. 17-21 Sept. 21-25

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). CONTRACTOR debris of any kind WILL NOT be removed. The resident and/or contractor must make arrangements to dispose of the debris privately. If you require a bulk trash pick up at other times during the year please contact the DPW office.

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. 

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 and Woodmere School. If more is needed, residents may contact the office of DPW to request delivery of a larger supply for a small fee.