Department of Public Works
Solid Waste/Recycling Bureau

Curbside Lawn Debris & Spring Cleanup/Bulk Curbside Pickup COMPLETE – No lawn debris or bulk pickup items may be curbside at this time. Spring Curbside Bulk pickup, originally delayed due to the COVID-9 emergency, was rescheduled and is now complete. Leaf and brush debris has been completed until fall.  Debris must be either removed by a private contractor or brought to the Township recycling center, free of charge, no permit needed.  The recycling center is open year round. Check page 10 of the recycling calendar mailed to your home and on-line for hours and regulations.  HERE.  

  • All questions regarding curbside lawn debris, bulk pickup, recycling collection or the recycling center should be directed to 732- 536-9295 or email 

Message from Mayor Hornik

We are pleased to present the 2020 Marlboro Township Recycling Calendar available HERE, on the Township Website, and soon to be mailed to your home. The official calendar can be identified by its green, white and red cardstock cover, is made from recycled paper, and ‘OFFICIAL’ and ‘DO NOT DISCARD’ printed in red. In addition to local recycling information, curbside collections and bulk pickup, the calendar provides important emergency contact numbers and websites for local, state and federal agencies. Please post the calendar in your home for reference throughout the year. As a reminder, all curbside pickup is ‘weather permitting’ and changes will be announced via email, social media and on the Town website. Please visit  to register for emails and other communication options. If you have questions about recycling, please contact DPW at 732-536-9295 or email We wish you a Happy and Healthy New Year.

The official 2020 DPW Recycling Calendar HERE.

Important Recycling Information

Apply for a Bulk Permit

Township Recycle Yard - The yard will be opened for cardboard, comingled paper, electronics, brush and leaves only. No bulk trash items of any kind will be accepted. In order to ensure the safety of our employees and adhere to the CDC‘s requirement of “social distancing”, Township staff will not be able to assist you with placing your items in any of our containers, and we may need to limit the amount of cars in the site at one time. Recycling guidelines and hours can be found on page 10 of the Recycling Calendar and HERE.  

Monmouth County Recycling Regulations NO PLASTIC BAGS – Click HERE for detail.

Recycling Will Not Be Collected in Plastic Bags!
The County has a zero tolerance policy on recycling in plastic bags. Therefore, we are unable to collect any recycling that is in plastic bags. Your recycling items will be left at the curb if they are in a plastic bag. Please place recycling items loose in a container curbside, no larger than 32 gallons. For more recycling information click HERE

TOWNSHIP RECYCLING PROGRAM- Please note that Marlboro has contracted with Central Jersey Waste and Recycling to pick up the Township Recycling.
All recyclables must be placed curbside by 7:00am of your pick up day and may be collected anytime between 7am and 5pm. Items must be placed in a reusable container that is not larger than 32 gallons; plastic bags or larger containers will not be collected. If your items have not been collected by 5pm, please leave them curbside and leave a message at 732 536-0188 or email to .

Recycling information can be found in the PDF linked above or to go directly to a page, click on the page number below. Following is a detailed page-by-page table of contents to help you find the information you are seeking quickly.

Page No. Information about
 Page 1  Page 1/Cover
 Page 2  Message from Mayor Hornik, Township Council Members, General Table of Contents, Marlboro TV Channel, Township Web Address
 Page 3  Stormwater Environmental Message, Township DPW and Recycling Phone Number, County Hazardous Waste and Reclamation Center Information, Did You Know? DPW facts and responsibilities
 Page 4  Clean Communities Recycling, Public Works Responsibilities and Information , How to Register for Town and Schedule Updates
 Page 5  How Do I Dispose of…? Keyword listing of common items and how they are to be properly disposed/recycled.
How to Arrange for Garbage Pickup – See ‘Household Trash’
 Pages 6-9  Street-by-Street directory listing recycling zone
 Page 10  Recycling Collection: Commingled Materials and Mixed Paper
Recycling Center: Hours, Guidelines, Bulk Permits
 Page 11  Bulk/Spring Clean-up Collection: Schedule, Excluded Items, Guidelines
 Page 12  Brush Collection Information and Schedule by Zone
Leaf Collection Information and Schedule by Zone
Christmas Tree Pickup
Weather Permitting’ Pick-ups and Suspensions
 Page 13  Recycling, bulk trash Frequently Asked Questions
Snow Removal Facts & Guidelines
 Pages 14-15  Surviving the Snow’ Brochure. Emergency Numbers, Power Outage Reporting, Township Communication (emails, social media SWIFT 911)
 Pages 16-27  Curbside Pickup Dates by Zone January –December
Municipal Holidays, Recycling Center Holidays
 Page 28  Page 28/Back Cover
Collections at a Glance
Department of Public Works (DPW)
Monday to Friday 7:00am - 3:00pm.
Phone 732 536-0188
DPW office is the 2nd left off Township Drive (Public Works Way).
Engineering, Planning and Zoning Divisions
Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm.
Monday to Thursday, enter through the Town Hall Administration Building main lobby. On Fridays, access through the Employee Entrance to Town Hall administrative offices.
Construction Code Enforcement Division (Building Permits)
Monday to Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm.
Phone 732 536-0200 ext. 1800
Enter through the back entrance of Town Hall.
Department of Recreation
Monday to Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm.
Phone 732 617-0100
Located in the Recreation Center at 1996 Recreation Way.
Marlboro Township Division of Police
open 24/7 and is located at 1979 Township Drive in the Justice Center.
Call 732 536-0100
In the event of an emergency dial 9-1-1.
All other Township offices are open Monday to Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pm. Phone 732 536-0200