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

Public Works

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Eatontown Department of Public Works

Director Keith Ferrugia


250 Pinebrook Road



DPW Office: Monday-Friday 7:00 am – 2:00 pm (Closed weekends and Holidays)

Lewis Street Recycling Yard: Monday-Friday 7:00 am-2:00 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.

There will be NO bulk pick up in November and December 2021. In 2022 please refer to the Borough calendar for bulk pick-ups. Please have all bulk items out to the curb on your designated Sunday (See bulk section below)

Recycle Coach is live in Eatontown! Download the free app now from Apple App Store or Android Play Store! See Recycling section for more information!

Resident only paper shredding event On May 1 & October 16, 2021 from 9- 12 or the truck fills first


The Monmouth County Reclamation Center will resume permitting resident access to the facility beginning Wednesday, May 20, 2020.  The resident drop-off tent will be open on Wednesdays and Thursdays 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and Saturdays 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. Please note that in order to preserve resident and employee safety, a few changes have been made:

  • Residents must practice social distancing and wear a face covering at all times
  • Please wait for and follow attendant’s directions to dumping location.
  • All dump tickets will be returned to the scale operator.
  • All residents will be required to self-unload vehicles.
  • All dump body trucks and trailers will be directed to our MPRF building for dumping.

Monmouth County is hosting the paper shredding events:

Monmouth County Paper_Shredding_Flyer_2021


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 no larger than 32 gallons 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
  • paper bags
  • flattened cardboard (if you have a large amount please placed flattened in a neat pile next to blue container)
  • Junk mail/office paper
  • newspaper

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.

Shredded Paper- Although paper, shredded paper is not recyclable unless done so in large quantities due to the size of the “shreds”. Paper that is already shredded can be placed in your household trash or, if you would like to bring your paper that is in need of shredding to one of the shredding events listed above it will be recycled properly.

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) as well as electronics. CONTRACTOR debris of any kind WILL NOT be removed. The resident and/or contractor must arrange to dispose of the debris privately. This includes tree removal as well as any renovation material. 


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Please place out your items on the Sunday listed above for pick up that week. Please do not place bulk out if a large storm is predicted. This is to keep flooding to a minimum as well as streets safe and clear.

There will be NO bulk pick up in November and December 2021. In 2022 please refer to the Borough calendar for bulk pick-ups.

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:

  • Sunday — Closed
  • Monday — Closed
  • Tuesday — 11 am-4 pm
  • Wednesday — 11 am-4 pm
  • Thursday –Closed
  • Friday — 11 am-4 pm
  • Saturday — 8 am – 4 pm


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. Wet paint can be brought to Monmouth County Household Hazardous Waste Facility.

  • 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. All rechargeable, button and car batteries can be brought to Monmouth County Household Hazardous Waste Facility.

  • Fluorescent tube lighting will no longer be collected with bulk trash and/or at the recycling center. Fluorescent tube lighting can be brought to Monmouth County Household Hazardous Waste Facility. Please Contact a local Home Improvement Store such as Lowes or Home Depot for recycling information on all CFL light bulbs.

  • 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). Sharps and/or needles can be placed in empty milk/juice containers and sealed, labeled and placed in trash.

If you should have any additional questions the phone number is (732)-683-8686 extension 5210.

Leaf Collection

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 keep all brush and leaves in separate piles, keep all brush/leaves no closer than 10 feet from any storm drains.

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 and driveways, 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, starting April 1, 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. You may also email the form to



For a limited time all mulch is free of charge to the public including non-residents. Please still fill out order form above if you would like it delivered (Eatontown residents only). If you are able to pick it up yourself you are more than welcome to visit  Meadowbrook School, as well as Memorial School. If you have any questions please call the DPW office (732) 389-7651. All deliveries will be made on Wednesdays (April- October) unless otherwise noted from the Borough.


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