Public Works

The Business Owners Guide to Litter Control, Garbage and Recycling Services in Long Branch


As of March 1st, 2019, Bulk pickup was changed. The 1st and 3rd Wednesday each month for residents South of Broadway and the 2nd and 4th Wednesday each month for residents North of Broadway. There is no pickup on the 5th Wednesday in any month.

In case there is no bulk pickup during a particular week, notice will be given in advance on social media and our website.

Bulk should not be placed at the curb before 5 pm of the day preceding the day of collection. No more than eight items of bulk waste, including containers and/or bags, may be left for collection on each appropriate Wednesday designated for pickup.

The disposal of mattresses has become a concern due to bedbugs being found on numerous occasions. To protect City workers, residents are required to wrap the mattresses and box springs in plastic sheets, secured with duct tape: Ord. 293-3M(5). They should be placed at the curb for pickup on the scheduled bulk day. Please do not place the items out at the curb more than 24 hours before the pickup. It is a violation of City code. When laying in the rain, they become very heavy to move.

Mattresses that are not wrapped in plastic and secured with tape, will not be taken.

Sanitation crews will no longer collect recyclables that are in plastic bags. Recyclables must be in a reusable container no more than 32 gallons in size. Recyclables found in plastic bags will not be collected.

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 from 7 am to 3:30 pm and Saturdays from 7 am to 2 pm. Please note that in order to preserve resident and employee safety, a few changes have been made:

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

Additional Information

Please be aware of prohibited items, including recyclables, automobile/rechargeable/button-type batteries, appliances, etc.

Monmouth County Reclamation Center notice on Grass Clipping The Monmouth County Reclamation Center will continue to take grass clippings for Commercial Customers (including landscapers) and Municipalities who dump grass clippings will be directed to the Material Recovery and Processing Facility (MRPF) building to dump this material, residential customers will continue to dump grass clippings at the resident's tent. The tipping rate for grass clippings will be $36.50 per ton (which is unchanged) and $3 per carload for residents (which is also unchanged).