Responsible for all city vehicles an equipment and performs routine maintenance and emergency road service repairs when necessary.
Has the responsibility for plans, specifications, and contracts for public development and improvements; oversees all divisions and subdivisions; organizes the departments and the functions of the employees. We are committed to the environment, public safety, and prompt, courteous service to our residents and visitors.
Maintains all city-owned properties including parks, playgrounds, playground equipment, and ball fields. when available this division will assist the streets division.
Divided into 2 sub-divisions:
- Public Works repairers are responsible for repairs of city buildings and boardwalk including construction, plumbing, painting, etc
- Building Maintenance Division provides daily cleaning and maintenance of all city-owned buildings.
The Sanitation / Recycling Division of the Department of Public Works is responsible for the collection of garbage, recycling, bulk, and service for dumpster rentals. Please see the municipal calendar for pick-up and holiday schedules, or refer to the weekly local newspaper or Comcast channel 20 for pick-up schedules.
Garbage / Recycling
- Containers must be removed 12 hours after pick up.
- Limited to 4 containers per pickup day and may be placed curbside after 6 pm the day before or prior to 6 am the scheduled collection day.
- Placed in containers no larger than 32 gallons, and 50 pounds.
- South of Broadway - Monday and Thursday
- North of Broadway - Tuesday and Friday
Exceptions to the North and South Collection Rules
All of Broadway and the "Wall St. Section" located south of Broad, west of Norwood, north of Wall, and east of Oakwood follow "North of Broadway" rules.
Household Battery Disposal
Effective immediately, due to changes in recycling procedures enacted by Monmouth County, the City of Long Branch will no longer require recycling common carbon-zinc and alkaline household batteries (AAA, AA, A, C, D, 9-volt, single-use, and rechargeable). These batteries should now be disposed of with regular household or commercial trash.
When battery recycling began, there were significant amounts of heavy metals, especially mercury, present in household batteries. Toxic metals have been reduced or eliminated in the manufacture of these batteries allowing trash disposal.
The City of Long Branch, in conjunction with Monmouth County, will continue to accept "button batteries" used in various small electronic products. These batteries still contain significant amounts of mercury to require separate handling.
Required Recycling for All Businesses and Residences
All paper goods will be collected at the curb on Monday or Tuesday, same day as garbage collection for your street.
All cans, glass and plastic will be collected at the curb on Thursday or Friday, same day as garbage collection for your street.
(residential only, no commercial entities)
TV's, computers and electronics will no longer be picked up as bulk. Refer to Voluntary Recycling Drop Off Center.
Picked up each Wednesday, except if there is a holiday on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday.
- Appliances, refrigerator (doors removed)
- Car tires (max 4), no rims, separate tires and metal from non-metal items, do not mix with branches or leaves.
- Furniture (no pianos)
- Metal items
Place items in an orderly manner no more than 3 feet From curb line. Items between sidewalk and house will not be collected.
As of January 20th 2011, the disposal of all non-hazardous metal materials, including white goods and items containing refrigerant, such as refrigerators, air conditioners and dehumidifiers maybe be taken to the DPW Atlantic Avenue Yard for disposal between 7 am and 3 pm, Monday through Friday.
Bulk is limited to a maximum of 8 items total. No construction debris or materials will be accepted.
Dumpster Rental Information:
Dumpster rentals are available for Tuesday through Thursday or Thursday through Tuesday at a cost of $350 per dumpster load. Dumpster size is 10 feet long by 4 feet high and 5 feet wide. They hold 6 cubic yards. Restrictions:
- No hazardous waste products
- No recyclable materials
- No asbestos, wet paint, or asphalt shingles
- No dirt, bricks, rocks, cement, or slate
- No recyclable metals
- No auto or truck tires or parts
- No leaves, branches, tree stumps, or grass
- No plaster above 1/2 full
- No loading above dumpster rim
Once placed. Containers can not be moved, do not overload.
Please come to the DPW office at 636 Joline Avenue between 7 am and 3 pm to arrange for a dumpster. Check or money order, no cash.
Oversees all road opening and sidewalk permits; provides daily maintenance and as-needed repairs for city streets, storm drains, pot holes and is also responsible for street sweeping, snow removal, and leaf/branch collection - no grass clippings; tree trimming and removal (municipal property only).
For a list of streets/roads that the city does not maintain, please refer to the county and state list.
Brush will be collected from March 15th to June 1st and September 15th to December 31st. Residents may bring brush to the Atlantic Avenue Recycling Center with ID showing proof of residency at any time during the year.
Residents doing work on their property between June 2nd to September 14th and January 1st to March 14th must call DPW at - Phone: 732-571-6520 for a Brush Pickup.
Landscapers are responsible for removal of all brush/ debris.
Branches (Residential Property Owners Only)
Cut branches to 4 feet long, 50 pounds. Weight limit. No parts larger than 6 inches in diameter. Seasonal Christmas trees are also collected, no bags, lights, or ornaments.
Leaves (Residential Property Owners Only)
May be bagged year-round. Leaves must be in Recyclable Paper Bags, available at most stores like Home Depot or Lowe's. Do not place in plastic bags. During November through December and April through May, loose leaves may be placed curbside.
Leaves and Brush/Branches - Do Not Mix
- Place curbside, do not mix together
- Do not place more than 3 feet from curb line, no closer than 10 ft from fire hydrants or storm drains.
- Do not cover storm drains or fire hydrants. This will not expedite pickup and will be referred to Code Enforcement.
- Be patient. This is a slow process and takes 2 to 3 weeks to canvas the entire city. No scheduled day for pickup. Requests for special pickups will not be honored.
Are not accepted and will not be picked up. Do not mix with branches and leaves. Do not bag; use a mulching mower or compost on your property. Bagged grass clippings may be taken to the Monmouth County landfill. Please contact them regarding current fees at - Phone: 732-683-8686.
Contact the Public Works Office for an application.
§ 297-17. Permit fees.
Application for Permit
Application for a permit shall be made on written forms provided by the Director of Public Works with:
- A twenty-five dollar application fee.
- A permit fee of $15 for every 100 square feet or fraction thereof to be excavated in any avenue, street, or other public place.
A permit will be issued by the Director of Public Works, or his duly designated representative provided that all local regulations are complied with.
Each applicant prior to the receipt of a permit shall provide the city with an acceptable performance bond in the sum of $5,000 or more, at least 10% of which shall be paid in cash, at the discretion of the Director of Public Works, to guarantee faithful performance of the work authorized by a permit granted pursuant to this chapter.
The sidewalk and curb area adjacent to the property is in the "right-of-way" if the sidewalk and/or curbing is broken, the owner is responsible for rehabilitation. A permit and a $5 fee (check or money order) is required prior to commencement of work.
Questions? Please contact: Public Works Office - Phone: 732-571-6520
Snow Removal Guidelines
Our Public Works Department is working hard to make driving safer and easier in snowy weather. When a snow-removal operation is underway, Public Works employees work around the clock to provide the best possible service to the residents of Long Branch.
Helpful Hints To Make "Snow" Business Less Frustrating
Depending on the duration and amount of snowfall, city trucks may plow your street several times. As snow rolls off our plows, it sometimes accumulates in driveway aprons. Shovel snow to the right side of your driveway (facing the street) to minimize the amount of snow entering your driveway.
- Shovel and/or blow snow from your sidewalk onto the lawn, not into the street. This will also help minimize being plowed back in.
- You may have to re-open the end of your driveway and/or sidewalks more than once. Please understand that this is unavoidable and it is the homeowner's responsibility to clear it.
- If possible, wait until the city trucks have made at least three passes on your street before cleaning your driveway. Our goal is to clear curb to curb.
- Please remove your car from the street in order for plows to reach the curb line. This speeds the removal process and prevents cars from being plowed in.
- Public Works will continue to plow during and after a storm to facilitate access by emergency vehicles and to prepare for additional snow.
- To ensure the safety of pedestrians, residents must remove snow from sidewalks following a snowfall. Please remember that children are walking to schools and bus stops all over the city.
- In the event of deep snow, please shovel around your mailbox and fire hydrants near your house - for your safety and your neighbors'.
- The city will not be responsible for portable basketball hoops left on the street during this process.
- Public works and the police department will be enforcing the emergency street no parking rule on all streets that are designated as "snow emergency street."
Not all roads in the City of Long Branch are maintained by the City. We often receive calls from our residents about the condition of roads whose maintenance is the responsibility of the state or county. We're happy to relay your concerns, but if you would like to reach them directly, for all maintenance including, but not limited to, ice control, plowing, sweeping, pothole repairs, and storm drains, please refer to the following list.
- State - Phone: 609-588-6212
- Joline Avenue (Highway 36)
- Ocean Boulevard (Joline Avenue to Monmouth Beach Border)
- Norwood Avenue (Cedar to Deal Border)
- County - Phone: 732-431-6550
- Ocean Boulevard (Joline to Cedar Avenue)
- Cedar Avenue
- Atlantic Avenue
- Norwood Avenue (Broadway to Cedar Avenue)
Tree Trimming and Removal
All trees in the City of Long Branch are owned by and are the responsibility of the property owner for the premises they grow in. That includes all trees in the "right-of-way" located between the sidewalk and the curb.
The only trees owned by the City for which Public Works is responsible to maintain are on municipally owned property.
In an emergency, Public Works may cut a fallen tree in a roadway, however final disposition of the tree is the responsibility of the property owner.