Monday - Friday
8:30 - 4:30

 (732) 542-3400

556 Tinton Avenue
Tinton Falls, NJ, 07724

Public Works


Contact Info & Hours

Mark Shaffery, Director
Phone: 732-542-3400 Ext 4

Public Works Hours: 
Monday - Friday 7:00AM-3:00PM

Recycling Yard Hours: 
Monday - Saturday 7:00AM - 3:00PM
Closed on Holidays & Sundays

Trash & Recycling Calendar

20 Feb
Brush Collection Zone 3
Date 02.20.2024 - 02.23.2024
26 Feb
Brush Collection Zone 4
02.26.2024 - 02.29.2024
26 Feb
Garbage Collection
27 Feb
Garbage Collection

Public Works Department Information

Collection Schedule
If your garbage collection day is Monday, your recycling collection day is the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month. If your garbage day is Tuesday, your recycling day is the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month.

Collections start at 7:00AM for garbage and recycling. It is recommended that your garbage cans are placed at the curb no earlier than 24 hours before the morning of your scheduled collection. Cans should not be placed within 6 feet of other objects, including cars.  Items placed at the curb become Borough property and only the Borough may collect them. Recyclables will not be collected if placed in plastic bags.

Single Stream Recycling for curbside residents. 
Click Here to view the Tinton Falls Recycling Guide

Cancellations Due to Severe Weather
During severe weather, Borough Hall may close and garbage and/or recycling collection may be cancelled. If there is a cancellation, it will be posted on the website and an RSS Feed for "DPW News & Bulletins" will be sent out via Code Red.

Please do not call the Police Department to find out about cancellations. We need to keep the police lines open for emergencies.

Mailbox Reminder
Check your mail box before the winter season. Check to make sure that it is not hanging over into the street and check the base to make sure that it is structurally sound. Only those mailboxes struck by a Borough plow or vehicle will be replaced by the Borough. Mailboxes that collapse or break due to rotten or defective bases will not be replaced. Those mail boxes that are replaced by the Borough will be replaced with a standard type mail box.

Recycling Yard 
556 Tinton Avenue
Tinton Falls, NJ 07724
Located behind Borough Hall
Hours: Monday - Saturday 7:00AM to 3:00PM
Closed on Sundays and Holidays

Recycling Yard Rules:

  • The Recycling Yard is available to residents only
  • Proof of residency is required
  • No trucks over 3/4 ton will be allowed to dump
  • No trucks with commercial license plates will be allowed to dump
  • Dumping is prohibited when Recycling Yard is closed and unattended

The following items are accepted at the recycling yard:

  • Cardboard
  • Electronics
  • Bulk
  • Metal
  • Single Stream Recycling
  • Household Garbage
  • Brush
  • Leaves
  • Clothing
    • Shoes
    • Sneakers
    • Belts
    • Purses
    • Linens
    • Blankets
    • Curtains

The following items are not accepted at the recycling yard:

  • Paint or Paint Cans
  • Hazardous Material
  • Tree Stump or Tree Trunks
  • Masonry, Cement, Asphalt, Stone or Brick
  • Dirt or Sand
  • Grass Clippings or Sod
  • Wood Fence or Creosoted Lumber
  • Construction Debris
  • Roofing Materials
  • Windows or Doors
  • Ceramic Tile
  • Pallets
  • Propane Cylinders (Empty or Full)
  • Fire Extinguishers (Empty or Full)