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The Department of Public Works is open 6:30 am to 3:00 pm Monday thru Friday. The Recycling Yard is open seven days a week: Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm. Saturday and Sunday 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. The Department and Yard are closed on legal holidays.


2015 Refuse Schedule
(Click on your zone to view calendar)

Zone A Monday
Zone B Tuesday
*Holiday Make Up Wednesday
Zone C Thursday
Zone D Friday


Zone A Street Map     Zone B Street Map     Zone C Street Map     Zone D Street Map

Questions or Comments can be directed to the Neptune Township DPW at 732-775-8797 ext. 602 & 604 or 


The Sewer Department phone number is 732-776-8704. For after hour emergencies, call the Police Department at 732-988-8000.

Click on the link for answers: What Do I Do If I Have a Problem with My Sewer?

Each residential property has received their one page colored 2015 Refuse Calendar designating their ZONE schedule of garbage (blue can) and recycling (green can) pick up dates for 2015. The schedule also includes the Bulk, Brush and Yard Waste pick up schedules. 

If anyone did not receive a schedule, they are available here on the website as well as well as the municipal building (Administration wing) and the Public Works facilities.     

Street Index


Neptune Loose Leaf Pickup

Begins Monday October 19, and runs until Friday Dec 31. During this time, leaves may be placed in neat piles at the curb or pavement edge for collection. The Township is divided into 8 routes. Each crew will remain on their route throughout the entire season, giving each resident several opportunities to move their leaves to the curb and have them picked up. On average, it will take a crew about 7 working days to complete one pass through an entire route before starting over. Unfortunately, Mother Nature decides when the leaves fall, and some years, the leaves drop all at once. During this peak leaf fall period, crews can not move as quickly. Please be patient. We make every effort to pick up the leaves as quickly as possible.

Adverse weather such as heavy rain, cold weather or snow can disrupt our schedule as well. Cold weather can cause leaves to freeze in piles that are more difficult to vacuum up. Snowfall requires the break down of our leaf machines for snow equipment, a time consuming task.

Please remember to keep leaf piles 10 ft from storm drain inlets. To facilitate leaf pickup please do not park vehicles near leaf piles or pile anything on top of leaf piles

Ocean Grove Residents Only

Are permitted to bag their leaves.  In an attempt to lessen the vegetative debris impacting the drainage system, Ocean Grove residents are strongly encouraged to bag their leaves.  Residents may use large plastic bags or large paper bags available at the hardware store.  Place bagged leaves at the curb but not in the roadway by Sunday night, for collection according to the following yard waste schedule:

Zone B November 8 & 22 December 13 & 27

Zone C November 1 & 15 December 6 & 20                                                                 



CLICK HERE for Refuse/Recycling  Schedule for Ocean Grove.

CLICK HERE for the OG map

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Beginning this leaf season (November & December) Ocean Grove residents only are permitted to bag their leaves.  In an attempt to lessen the vegatative debris impacting the drainage system, Ocean Grove residents are strongly encouraged to bag their leaves.  Residents may use large plastic bags or large paper bags available at the hardware store.  Place bagged leaves at the curb but not in the roadway by Sunday night, for collection according to your yard waste schedule.



Beginning July 2013: Alternative to “Cut it and leave it” lawn care


For a number of years, the Township of Neptune Department of Public Works has not accepted grass cuttings from homeowners. We have encouraged the NJDEP recommended policy “cut it and leave it” lawn care and will continue to do so.

It has become obvious that many of our residents want an alternative to this policy.

In an effort to keep grass out of the garbage containers, gutter lines, storm drains and water ways we will begin accepting grass clippings at the Recycling Center from residents beginning July 1.

Residents must bring the grass only and not mixed with any other yard waste, leaves or brush to the Neptune Township Recycling Center located at 2201 Heck Ave, Neptune during the hours Monday - Friday 8 am - 7 pm & Saturday & Sunday 8 am - 3 pm.

Source: Wayne Rode, Director of DPW

The Neptune Public Works Department welcomes your questions, comments and suggestions. What are your likes or dislikes about a particular program? 

You can contact the Neptune Public Works at 732-775-8797 Ext 6


Neptune Township DPW  Mailbox Policy

 Residents are reminded that mailboxes and supports must be installed and maintained to withstand the rigors of snow removal.

Mailboxes should be 15 inches away from the edge of the roadway and 42 inches high to the bottom of the mailbox. The DPW will repair or replace mailboxes and / or posts that are actually struck by a plow blade or truck.

DPW staff investigates each complaint. If an inspection shows that the mailbox was hit by plow equipment, a standard 4x4 post and standard mailbox will be installed. If no signs of impact are evident, the resident is provided information about the possible reasons for the problem, including inadequate construction, materials or maintenance.




Important Changes for Recycling Batteries



For many years The Township of Neptune has worked with Monmouth County to recycle common carbon-zinc and alkaline batteries (i.e. AAA, AA, A, C, D and 9 volt).

This program will end immediately. These batteries should now be disposed with regular household and commercial trash. Why are these changes taking place?

According to Monmouth County officials, when this program began, there were significant levels of toxic metals present in household batteries. Toxic metals have been reduced or eliminated in these common batteries the past ten years. In addition, the costs to recycle or dispose of these batteries continues to increase. Recently, and in response to several incidents where fires have broken out in vehicles transporting drummed batteries, the Federal Department of Transportation (USDOT) has implemented new transport rules mandating that each battery be individually bagged and /or terminals taped. Therefore, continuation of this household battery recycling program will become prohibitively expensive, at a time when the need for this segregation of these spent batteries has become almost academic.

These type of batteries should now be disposed of with regular household and commercial trash:

  Common carbon-zinc and alkaline batteries: AAA, AA, C, D and 9 volt

Neptune will continue to recycle some types of batteries

The Township of Neptune will continue to accept rechargeable batteries and small “button batteries”

  • Rechargeable batteries: The Township of Neptune will be participating in a program funded by the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation, ( who pays for the box, bags, shipping and recycling of the batteries. Residents place a rechargeable battery in a bag, and deposit the bagged battery into the cardboard collection box at the recycling center. Found in cellular and cordless phones, cordless power tools, laptop computers, PDAs, remote control toys and other cordless products
  •  Button Cell Batteries: (miniature disc/coin sized) will continue to be collected and shipped to the Monmouth County Hazardous Waste Facility. Button cell batteries can contain up to 25 milligrams of mercury per battery, and are considered a hazardous waste. Found in photo equipment, watches, hearing aids, watches and other electronic products.

The Township of Neptune is removing all battery collection containers from all sites with the exception of the recycling center. The Neptune Township Recycling Center is located at the westernmost entrance to our Public Works Facility at 2201 Heck Ave. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM Saturday and Sunday 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Not open on Township holidays. Neptune Township proof of residency must be presented to the inspector to enter the facility.

The Neptune Public Works Department welcomes your questions, comments and suggestions. You can contact the Neptune Public Works at. Tel: 732-775-8797 Ext 604

Source: Wayne Rode, Director of Public Works