Middletown Township

Garbage Collection

Garbage collection is dependent upon location. Residents in the Solid Waste Collection District pay a garbage tax to receive municipal collection. Residents not located in the district do not pay this tax and must arrange for a private hauler to collect their garbage.

Garbage collection is categorized into two types of collections: Type 10 solid waste and Bulky waste.

Solid Waste Collection District
Type 10 waste is normal household garbage. Type 10 solid waste is collected twice a week, in each garbage collection zone, in containers no larger than 32 gallons in size and weighing no more than 50 pounds each, placed at the curb the night before the scheduled collection day. No brush, leaves, grass clippings, dead animals, tires, household appliances, demolition and building materials, or mandated recyclable items will be accepted in a Type 10 solid waste pick-up. The Township contractor collects garbage from residents six days a week, not on Sunday, and the only holidays it is not collected are Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.

Private Haulers – Homeowners not located in the garbage district must make arrangements for solid waste collection. Please call Public Works at 732-615-2008 for more information

Bulky Waste
Bulky Waste Collection is dependent upon location. Residents in the Solid Waste Collection District pay a garbage tax to receive municipal collection. Residents not located in the district do not pay this tax and must arrange for a private hauler to collect their garbage including bulky waste.

Bulky waste is defined as fixtures and furniture, Christmas trees, tree branches and limbs tied securely in bundles not more than 6 feet in length and weighing not more than 75 pounds, and other refuse of a similar nature and kind. Building and demolition material are not accepted. Yard debris, stumps, trees and branches not in bundles are not included. Household major appliances, electrical and plumbing fixtures are also excluded from bulk refuse collection.

Bulk Waste - Solid Waste Collection District
As of 7/2/12, limited amounts (2 or 3 pieces totalling no more than 50 lbs) of bulky waste will be collected on the second collection day (Thursdy, Friday, Saturday) of each week.

Bulk Waste – Private Hauler
The private hauler who collects your solid waste will also collect your bulk waste. Please contact your solid waste collection company for their bulk waste collection guidelines.

Monmouth County Reclamation Center