Recycling Information

Recycling Drop-Off Center Hours: MONDAY - SATURDAY  7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
                                               


REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER RECYCLING PROGRAM THROUGH NJ CLEAN ENERGY

You can receive a $50.00 incentive for removing an older refrigerator/freezer from your home.  See program details for further information.

SHOPPING BAG RECYCLING PROGRAM

In an effort to reduce the ongoing problem of plastic shopping bags littering our landscapes and clogging our waterways, the Borough of Tinton Falls Department of Public Works and Recycling is purchasing reusable shopping bags for Borough residents to use for their shopping needs.

What do you need to do to get one?
Bring 20 or more plastic shopping bags to the Department of Public Works Recycling Drop Off at 556 Tinton Avenue between the hours of 8:00am – 3:00pm Monday through Friday. Two bags per residential address will be given in exchange for 20 plastic shopping bags for each reusable shopping bag. The bags are the perfect size for a quick trip to the grocery or convenience store and will send the message to fellow shoppers that we care about our environment.

Shrink-wrap and dry cleaning plastic bags may be recycled through this program as well. New

The plastic bags will be recycled through Goodwill Industries of Southern New Jersey & Philadelphia. They recycle them through their “BagSmart” program. The plastic bags are sorted and baled by Goodwill employees, then transported to Penn Jersey Paper who facilitates their conversion into the plastic decking materials, such as that produced by “Trex”, etc.

The bags are being purchased utilizing grant funds supplied by the Department of Environmental Protection. The grant is issued each year to all municipalities in New Jersey submitting a tonnage grant application. Money issued is based on the amount of recyclables a municipality recycles.

Keep recycling! The more we recycle, the more grant money the Borough is entitled to!


AUTOMOBILE BATTERIES AND USED MOTOR OIL
May be dropped off at the Public Works Recycling Center. For used motor oil, deposit as indicated on the "Oil Igloo". Place used automobile batteries as indicated at the Public Works Recycling facility.

Used Motor Oil, Antifreeze and Automobile batteries may also be brought to the Monmouth County Household Hazardous Waste Facility. You must make an appointment by calling 732-683-8686. There is no charge for drop off, five gallon maximum on waste oil and antifreeze.

DO NOT PLACE BATTERIES OR OIL AT YOUR CURB, AS IT WILL NOT BE COLLECTED


HOUSEHOLD BATTERIES
You may place your household batteries (A, AA, AAA, C, D and 9-volt) in the garbage. Rechargable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC) will accept batteries in special collection boxes provided at Borough Hall, Public Works, the Library and numerous retail outlets. Visit www.rbrc.org for a comprehensive listing.

VEHICLE BATTERIES CAN BE BROUGHT TO THE TINTON FALLS RECYCLING DROP-OFF.


HARDCOVER BOOKS
Books may be placed with your magazines, junk mail, office & school papers, newspaper and chipboard.  The hardcover of the book does not have to be removed. 


PHONE BOOKS
Place your whole telephone book in with your newspaper, magazines, junk mail, office & school papers and chipboard. 


MAGAZINES, JUNK MAIL, OFFICE PAPER & SCHOOL PAPERS, NEWSPAPERS & CHIPBOARD 
Magazines, junk mail, office and school papers must be recycled.

NEWSPAPERS
Everything that comes with the newspaper can go with the newspaper, magazines, books, junk mail, office & school paper and chipboard.  (excluding plastic covers).

CHIPBOARD
Chipboard must now be recycled with your newspapers, magazines & junk mail.

WHAT IS CHIPBOARD?
Chipboard is similar to a very thin cardboard.  It comes in different forms; like cereal boxes, shoe boxes, gift boxes, macaroni boxes, toilet paper rolls, paper towel rolls and wrapping paper rolls.


CO-MINGLED - GLASS BOTTLES & JARS, PLASTIC BOTTLES, ALUMINUM CANS AND TIN CANS

GLASS BOTTLES Wash or rinse bottles and jars.  Remove all caps and lids. Place in blue automated recycling container. 

PLASTIC POURABLE BOTTLES with any number inside a triangle will be accepted on recycling day. Plastic bottles should be empty of their contents and rinsed. All caps and lids should be removed and placed in the trash. Please flatten or crush if possible.

ALUMINUM CANS,  Aluminum pie plates and balled aluminum foil are collected on your recycling day.

TIN & BI-METAL CANS    Cans must be rinsed of food residue.

THE FOLLOWING GLASS IS NOT ACCEPTED ON RECYCLING DAY:

NO- Mirror and/or window glass
NO- Ceramic cups and/or plates
NO- Light bulbs
NO - Drinking glasses or mugs
NO - Clay flower pots

PLASTIC NOT ACCEPTED ON RECYCLING DAY:

NO - Plastic toys
NO - Laundry baskets
NO - Plastic bags
NO - Plastic cutlery

ALUMINUM CAN FACTS
*Throwing away an aluminum beverage container wastes as much energy as filling the can half full with gasoline and pouring it out.
*The energy saved from each recycled aluminum can will light a 100 watt bulb for three and one-half hours.  


BULK ITEMS
To schedule a bulk item or metal pick up, call 732-542-3400 Ext. 4.
Large items which will not fit into your automated container must be scheduled for collection. Bulk curbside collection is twice a month. The north end of town (from Newman Springs Road/Shrewsbury Avenue to Tinton Avenue) is collected on the first and third Wednesday of the month. The south end of town (from Tinton Avenue to Rt 33 Neptune) is collected on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. Bulk items will not be collected unless an appointment for pick up has been made in advance. Only bulk items are collected. Televisions, computers and electronic equipment will not be collected. Bagged or boxed items will not be collected on bulk day and must be placed with your household refuse. Items cannot be placed at the curb until dusk the night preceding your scheduled collection date, but MUST be at the curb by 7:00 AM on the day of the scheduled pick-up. Construction debris, wood, windows or doors will not be collected and cannot be placed at the curb with your bulk. Contractors are responsible for removal and disposal of their debris.


LARGE METAL ITEMS AND TIRES
Wednesday pick-up is scheduled in advance by calling Public Works, 542-3400, Ext. 4. The north end of town (from Newman Springs Road/Shrewsbury Avenue to Tinton Avenue) is collected on the first and third Wednesday of the month. The south end of town (from Tinton Avenue to Rt 33 Neptune) is collected on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. Items cannot be placed at the curb until the night preceding the scheduled collection date, but MUST be at the curb by 7:00 AM on the day of the scheduled pick-up. Doors must be removed from appliances and tires must be separated from the rim.

Electronic Equipment will not be collected with large metal items.  You may drop your electronic equipment off at the Borough Recycling facility or any other facility that accepts electronic equipment to be recycled.

Propane tanks will not be collected. To dispose of propane tanks, call the Monmouth County Hazardous Waste facility at 732-683-8686 to make an appointment for disposal.

Automobile Tires may also be conveniently disposed of at the Monmouth County Reclamation Center on Shafto Road. Click here for more information  


CARDBOARD & BROWN PAPER BAGS
Corrugated cardboard boxes and brown paper bags are to be broken down. Cardboard must be free of all debris and contents. Place chipboard with your papers. 


CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS
Construction debris is the responsibility of the contractor and/or resident to remove. This includes lumber, paneling, plasterboard, roofing material, wood fence, concrete, asphalt or brick and similar items. Most of the above items may be brought to the Monmouth County Reclamation Center located on Shafto Road in Tinton Falls. For more information on disposal hours and cost you may call the Reclamation Center at 732-683-8686.

Construction debris will not be accepted at the Tinton Falls Recycling drop-off located behind Borough Hall. Anyone who dumps/places construction debris at their curb or at the Tinton Falls Recycling Drop Off may be issued a summons for illegal dumping.

MONMOUTH COUNTY HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE FACILITY
Location: 3211 Shafto Road, Tinton Falls
(Building H - One mile from the intersection of Shafto Road and Asbury Avenue)
Telephone: 732-683-8686 (Call for appointment).

Hours (By Appointment only):
Tuesday through Saturday: 8:00 AM -12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM.
Sunday & Monday: Closed.

Call regarding disposal of:
Motor Oil, Antifreeze, Batteries, Gasoline, Pesticides, Fertilizers, Herbicides, Oil Based Paints, Solvents, Thinners, Varnishes, Pool Chemicals, Propane Tanks, Fluorescent Bulbs.

Maximum amount per visit:
200 lbs. of dry material / 20 gal. of liquid (no container larger than 5 gals).
Facility is for residents only.
Business owners must contact a private hauler.

Web site: http://co.monmouth.nj.us/page.asp?agency=118&ID=2124


PAINT/PAINT CANS
OIL BASED PAINT must be brought to the Hazardous Waste Facility. If the can is completely empty and cleaned it should be put out with your tin cans on recycling day. Lids must be removed.

DRIED LATEX BASED PAINT should be disposed of with your regular household refuse.  Use commercial "paint hardner" available in most home improvement stores, or other absorbants such as cat litter, sawdust or dirt.



MECHANIZED REFUSE COLLECTION
Place your automated container at the curb with the wheels against the curb or the wheels facing your residence. If you have two or more containers, place them side by side at least three feet away from each other.

Additional containers can be leased from the Borough.

Residents who have a large item which will not fit in the automated waste container may call the Public Works Department at 732-542-3400 ext. 4 and arrange for a bulky item collection.