Automated Collection of Household Garbage and Single-Stream Recycling Information

The automated collection procedures include what, when and how garbage and single-stream recycling are collected by the Division of Sanitation.

  • Garbage and single-stream recycling are collected once a week on the same day each week.  The days of collection are determined by zone which are the same as leaf and brush collection zones.  See Zone Schedule and Zone Street Index below.
  • Each resident is assigned two (2), 95-gallon carts; dark green for household garbage and blue for single-stream recycling. 
  • Single-stream recycling allows for all recyclable materials (cardboard, chipboard, paper, newspaper, mail (including junk mail), glass, plastic, aluminum and tin) to be placed in the blue recycling cart. 
  • Shredded paper must be placed in a sealed clear plastic bag and placed into the blue recycling cart. 
  • Bulk trash is collected once a month on designated Mondays.  See Zone Schedule and Zone Street Index below.
  • Metal is collected on the fifth (5th) Monday of a month, by appointment only.
  • Residents are strongly encouraged to place small amounts of loose brush (no leaves or grass clippings) in their garbage cart on regular garbage collection days.
  • Concrete is no longer collected by the Township.  Residents will be required to take this material to the Township recycling drop-off center, Sunset Avenue.
  • New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has mandated the recycling of e-waste (electronic equipment).   E-waste includes but is not limited to: 
    • cameras
    • computer equipment-monitors, key boards, mouse
    • microwave ovens
    • radios
    • stereos
    • telephones
    • televisions
  • E-waste must be brought to the Township's Sunset Avenue Recycling Center.
Garbage and Recycling Collection Schedule

All carts and materials for collection must be placed at the curb line no later than 6:00 a.m. the morning of the scheduled collection day but no earlier than 6:00 p.m. the night before the collection.  Place the carts so the arrows on the lids face toward the street.  Also, keep a distance of at least three (3) feet between the carts and away from any obstacles such as cars, telephone poles, mailboxes, trees, etc.  All carts must be removed from the curb line by 8:00 a.m. the day following collection.

Collection will be scheduled by zones, which are identical to the zones used for leaf and brush collection. The collection schedule is as follows:

Garbage & Recycling Schedule / Bulk Trash Schedule

Zone 1 Tuesday / 1st Monday
Zone 2 Wednesday / 2nd Monday
Zone 3 Thursday / 3rd Monday
Zone 4 Friday / 4th Monday

Ocean Township Collection Zones

ZONE 1 GARBAGE & RECYCLING COLLECTED ON TUESDAY.  BULK ON FIRST MONDAY.
  • Alma Pl
  • Alvord St
  • Apple Dr
  • Arlington St
  • Arno St
  • Auth Ave
  • Barberry Dr
  • Bellmore St
  • Bowne Rd (north of Deal Rd)
  • Branch Rd
  • Brandywine Rd
  • Brooke St
  • Carbury Rd
  • Carol Ave
  • Charles Ct
  • Christy Ln
  • Clearview Dr
  • Cotswold Cir
  • Coventry Dr
  • Daniele Dr
  • David St
  • Deal Rd (odd #’s west of Rt 35)
  • Dinsmore Pl
  • Dover Ave
  • Dow Ave
  • Duffield Dr
  • Emma Dr
  • Fair Oaks Ln
  • Fanwood St
  • Finderne St
  • Framingham Rd
  • Fredric Dr
  • Garrity Pl
  • Gimbel Pl
  • Green Grove Rd (north of Deal Rd)
  • Hampden St
  • Hanley Rd
  • Harteshorne Ave
  • Harvey Ave
  • Hastings Ln
  • Heath Ave
  • Holbrook St
  • Honeysuckle Way
  • Hope Rd
  • Jefferson Dr
  • Joel Rd
  • Kelly Ct
  • Kenneth Dr
  • Klein St
  • Lemon Ct
  • Lenox Ave
  • Lesser Pkwy
  • Lilac Ln
  • Linden St
  • Lotus Ct
  • Louise Weltz Ln
  • Lynn Dr
  • Magnolia Ct
  • Matilda Dr
  • McKinley Dr
  • Melville St
  • Michael Ct
  • Morning Glory Dr
  • Northwoods Rd
  • Nottingham Rd
  • Oakhurst Pkwy
  • Oak Mews Ct
  • Old Orchard Ln
  • Orange St
  • Pal Dr
  • Peachtree Rd
  • Pear St
  • Persimmon Rd
  • Phoenix Pkwy
  • Picton St
  • Pierce Dr
  • Pine Ln
  • Pitney St
  • Polbos Pkwy
  • Poplar Rd
  • Poplar Pl
  • Provident Ct
  • Rawson Cir
  • Robert Pl
  • Rolling Meadows Blvd N
  • Rolling Meadows Blvd S
  • Star St
  • Talmadge St
  • Tanya Cir
  • Trenton Ave
  • Van Note Pkwy
  • Vernon St
  • West Lincoln (west of Whalepond)
  • West Park Ave
  • Waverly St
  • Westfield St
  • Whalepond Rd (west side)
  • Winterberry Ct

ZONE 2 GARBAGE & RECYCLING COLLECTED ON WEDNESDAY.  BULK ON SECOND MONDAY.
  • Abis Pl
  • Adams Ave
  • Alpern Ave
  • Ampere Ave
  • Barbara Ln
  • Bauer Ave
  • Beecroft Pl
  • Belmar Ave
  • Berger Ave
  • Brookside Ave (Oakhurst)
  • Brown Pl
  • Calvin Terr
  • Campbell Ct
  • Carole Dr
  • Cedar St
  • Chatham Ave
  • Cheryl Dr
  • Chris Pl
  • Clark Ct
  • Cliftwood Rd
  • Clover Hill Rd
  • Corey Dr
  • Crimson Cir
  • Crosby Ave
  • Cypress Ave
  • Deborah Pl
  • Delaware Ave
  • Dixon Ave
  • Elberon Blvd
  • Elizabeth St
  • Elm Ave
  • Elmwood Rd
  • Ferris Ct
  • Forest St
  • Franklin Ave (Oakhurst)
  • Freehold St
  • Garfield Ave
  • Garwood St
  • Gates Ave
  • Golf Rd
  • Grant Ave
  • Greenbrier Rd
  • Harnell Ave
  • Harrison Ave
  • Harvard Ct
  • Helen Ct
  • Highwood Rd
  • Holland Ave
  • Holly Terr
  • Howard Ave
  • Hull Ave
  • Idlewood Ave
  • Jerome Ave
  • Joanna Ct
  • Johnston St
  • Kramer Ct
  • Laird St
  • Lake Ave
  • Larchwood Ave
  • Larkin Pl
  • Lawrence Ave
  • Lewis St
  • Lincoln Ct
  • Lloyd Pl
  • Lockwood Pl
  • Maple St
  • Maplewood Ave
  • Marcy Pl
  • Marie Elaine Ct
  • Michael Ave
  • Monmouth Rd (north of Roseld)
  • Mount Ct
  • Norwood Ave
  • Oakhurst Rd
  • Oakwood Ave
  • Old Farm Rd
  • Overbrook Ave (Oakhurst)
  • Park Ave
  • Parker Ave
  • Perrine Ave
  • Pinecrest Rd
  • Pinewood Ave
  • Portage Path
  • Princeton Ct
  • Redmond Ave
  • Ridgewood Ave
  • Robby Dr
  • Robin Dr
  • Roosevelt Ave
  • Roseld Ave (from #508 east)
  • Roslyn Dr
  • Ross Ct
  • Runyan Ave
  • South Lincoln Ave
  • Saxony Dr
  • Shadowlawn Dr
  • Sheridan Ave
  • Sherman Ave
  • Slocum Pl
  • Teabury Ln
  • Tulip Ct
  • Vineberg Ct
  • West Lake Ave
  • West Lincoln Ave (east of Whalepond)
  • West Morgan Ave
  • West Park Ave (east of Whalepond)
  • Wallace Ave
  • Washington Dr
  • Wells Ave
  • Wenning Ct
  • Whalepond Rd (east side)
  • Wilson Ave
  • Wilson Dr
  • Woodcrest Rd
  • Woodrow St

ZONE 3 GARBAGE & RECYCLING COLLECTED ON THURSDAY.  BULK ON THIRD MONDAY.
  • Abbey Ln
  • Alba Ct
  • Almark Terr
  • Aron Ct
  • Asbury Ave
  • Ascot Dr
  • Aspen Ct
  • Blair Ct
  • Bloomsbury Ave
  • Bowne Rd (south of Deal Rd)
  • Boxwood Dr
  • Brielle Ave
  • Bryan Ct
  • Buckingham Dr
  • Cambridge Way
  • Cedar Village Blvd
  • Clicwood Ct
  • Cold Indian Springs Rd
  • Conaskonk Dr
  • Copperfield Ct
  • Cutter Dr
  • Deal Rd (even #’s west of Rt 35)
  • Debra Ct
  • Delta Dr
  • Derby Ln
  • Devon Ct
  • Dogwood Dr
  • Dune Rd
  • Eagle Ave
  • Eaton Pl
  • Ellen Ct
  • Evergreen Dr
  • Faith Dr
  • Fernwood Dr
  • Fieldstone La
  • Freehold Rd
  • Gail Ct
  • Glenview Dr
  • Green Grove Rd (south of Deal Rd)
  • Hampton Dr
  • Herbert Ave (west of Rt 35)
  • High Ridge Rd
  • Hillside Ave
  • Hillside Terr
  • Horicon Dr
  • Jackson Cir
  • Jerome Smith Dr
  • Kimberly Dr
  • Lambert Johnson Dr
  • Lancaster Dr
  • Mackiewicz Way
  • Mahoras Dr
  • Maidenstone Dr
  • Malke Dr
  • Mallard Rd
  • Mark Pl
  • Marshall Dr
  • Meadows Ln
  • Middlebrook Dr
  • Naomi Rd
  • Oak Knoll Rd
  • Oak Tree Ln
  • Old Weathersfield Rd
  • Overhill Rd
  • Oxford Dr
  • Pilgrim Hollow Rd
  • Randi Ln
  • Redwood Dr
  • Roller Rd
  • Sandy Ln
  • Saul Rubin Ln
  • Sequoia Pkwy
  • Seward Dr
  • Sharon Dr
  • Shinnecock Hills Dr
  • Shirley Ann Dr
  • Springhouse Rd
  • Standish Dr
  • Stanley Benn Ln
  • Stonehenge Dr
  • The Arbor Way
  • The Fellsway
  • Thompson Ln
  • Tilton Dr
  • Timber Dr
  • Tudor Dr
  • Upton Pl
  • Violet Dr
  • Wainscott Ct
  • Water Mill Ct
  • Waycake Dr
  • Wemrock Dr
  • Westecunk Dr
  • William Ln
  • Windsor Ln
  • Wooley Way
  • Yorke Ln

ZONE 4 GARBAGE & RECYCLING COLLECTED ON FRIDAY.  BULK ON FOURTH MONDAY.
  • Allaire Ave
  • Allenhurst Ave
  • Appleby Dr
  • Avon St
  • Ballard Dr
  • Beechwood Ave
  • Belmont Ave
  • Bendermere Ave
  • Berkeley Ave
  • Beverly Ave
  • Bimbler Blvd
  • Bingham Ave
  • Birch Ave
  • Blanchard Pkwy
  • Bloomfield Ave
  • Brook Dr
  • Brook Pl
  • Brookside Ave (West Deal)
  • Brower Blvd
  • Bruns Rd
  • Bryan Ave
  • Camp Ave
  • Chestnut Ave
  • Coach Dr
  • Colonial Ave
  • Corlies Ave
  • Darlene Ave
  • Deal Lake Point Rd
  • Deal Pkwy
  • Deal Rd (even #’s east of Rt 35)
  • Dennis Rd
  • Donald Rd
  • Donna Ct
  • Doreen Rd
  • Doris Ave
  • Dorset Rd
  • Dwight Dr
  • Edgemere Pl
  • Edgewood Ave
  • Eisele Ave
  • Evergreen Ave
  • Fairmont Ave
  • Fairway Ln
  • Franklin Ave (Wanamassa)
  • Franklin Pkwy
  • Garven Ave
  • Grasmere Ave
  • Green Terr
  • Griffin Pl
  • Grove St
  • Herbert Ave (east of Rt 35)
  • Hetrick Point Rd
  • Hillcrest Ave
  • Interlaken Ave
  • Ivy Pl
  • James Dr
  • Jeffrey Ave
  • Jersey St
  • Joda Rd
  • Judith Ct
  • Keleigh Pl
  • Lake Dr
  • Lakeview Ave
  • Laurel Ave
  • Lawrence Ave (Wanamassa)
  • Lincoln Dr
  • Logan Rd
  • Madison Ave
  • Maple Ave
  • Marion Ave
  • Marisa Ct
  • Milwin Ct
  • Milwin Gate Rd
  • Monmouth Rd (south of Roseld Ave)
  • Monroe Ave
  • Myrtle Ave
  • North Dittmar Dr
  • North Edgemere Dr
  • North Wanamassa Dr
  • Oak Ave
  • Oak Dr
  • Opdyke Ave
  • Overbrook Ave (Colonial Terr)
  • Palmer Ave
  • Park Blvd
  • Park Pl
  • Parkview Ave
  • Patterson Ave
  • Penny Ln
  • Raymere Ave
  • Romaine Pkwy
  • Roseld Ave (#675 west)
  • South Dittmar Dr
  • South Edgemere Dr
  • South Wanamassa Dr
  • Spruce Ave
  • Staffa St
  • Stewart Ave
  • Stevens Rd
  • Sunset Ave
  • Surrey Ln
  • Thomas Ave
  • Turner Ave
  • Unami Ave
  • Vina Ave
  • Walnut Ave
  • Wanamassa Pl
  • Wanamassa Pt Rd
  • Wardell Pl
  • Weston Ave
  • Wickapecko Dr
  • Wildwood Rd
  • Woodland Rd
  • Woodlock Ave
  • Woods End
If you are not sure of your zone, please call Public Works at 732-531-5001.
The Township's recycling drop-off center on Sunset Avenue is available to residents and small local businesses for disposal of recyclable materials.

Important Information/Dates for the 2017 Collection Schedule

The Division of Sanitation observes the following three holidays:  New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.  No materials are collected on these holidays.  If your scheduled collection falls on one of these holidays, alternate plans will be made as stated in the 2017 Township Calendar.

2017 Metal Collection Dates               
  • January 30, 2017
  • May 29, 2017
  • July 31, 2017
  • October 30, 2017   

Old Garbage and Recycling Cans

Residents choosing not to use old garbage/recycling containers as storage for bulk trash and/or brush may place them out for collection with bulk trash.  Any containers placed to the curb for disposal must be visibly marked.

General Information

If you have any questions regarding this program or schedule changes, feel free to contact the Department of Public Works at 732-531-5001 or via e-mail at dpw@oceantwp.org.

Contact Information

Dial direct: 732-531-5001

or 732-531-5000 and use the following extensions:

Tom Crochet, CPWM
Director
extension 3360
tcrochet@oceantwp.org

Mary Bennett
Administrative Assistant
extension 3363
mbennett@oceantwp.org

Nancy Peak
Recycling Coordinator
extension 3362
npeak@oceantwp.org

Hank Kliem
General Foreman
extension 3385
hkliem@oceantwp.org

Sanitation Division
extension 3367

Chris DiCicco
Foreman
cdicicc0@oceantwp.org

Roads Division
extension 3365

Buildings & Grounds Division
extension 3368

Mark Disakias
Foreman
mdisakias@oceantwp.org
Fleet Maintenance Division
extension 3366