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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.



Click here for the 2014 Street Sweeping Schedule: it is broken down by zones .



2014 Street Index

CLICK HERE for Refuse/Recycling Map and Schedule for Ocean Grove.

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NEW pick up days! NEW Recycling days! All beginning in November. Changes Beginning Monday Nov 4

Please note Ocean Grove refuse schedules and recycling on Wednesday remains the same

We are extremely excited to begin our much anticipated Automated Single Stream Recycling Program.

Our Single Stream recycling system will allow residents to place all of their recyclables into a single automated cart without the need to separate the items.  Material is later separated, processed, and repurposed as new products. By making it easier to recycle, the Township is hoping to increase our recycling rate by at least 20% and save thousands in landfill fees. The degree of success the program achieves will depend upon our residents.

We have modified trash & recycling routes and schedules to make them simpler and more efficient. We have included a copy of your zone map and schedule which indicates your trash, bulk and recycling collection schedule.

Street indexes are being updated. Listed below are the zoned maps which include street names.
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Trash will continue to be collected once a week as follows:

Refuse Schedule
(Click on your zone for the calendar)
Zone A Monday
Zone B Tuesday
Holiday make up Wednesday
Zone C Thursday
Zone D Friday

Recycling will now be collected every other week, but on the same day as your trash as follows:

Recycling Schedule
Zone A area 1 Monday
Zone B area 1 Tuesday
Holiday make up Wednesday
Zone C area 1 Thursday
Zone D area1 Friday


The Next week recycling will be collected as follows:

Recycling Schedule
Zone A area 2 Monday
Zone B area 2 Tuesday
Holiday make up Wednesday
Zone C area 2 Thursday
Zone D area 2 Friday

Bulk & Brush will continue to be collected once a week as follows:

  • Zone A First full week with a Monday
  • Zone B Second full week
  • Zone C Third full week
  • Zone D Fourth full week

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






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