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Public Utilities Notices
Our newly contracted private sanitation vendor will be providing trash collection on several major holidays that previously were not collection days
The Borough of Red Bank has contracted with a private company to provide household waste/recycling curbside collection services beginning Tuesd

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DPU - Sanitation and Recycling

We are located at:
75 Chestnut Street
Red Bank, NJ 07701
We can be reached at:
Telephone: (732) 530-2770
Fax: (732) 530-4718
Email: Director of DPU or DPU Main Office


Household Sanitation Curbside Collection
  • West of Broad Street: TUESDAY & FRIDAY
  • East of Broad Street: MONDAY & THURSDAY

Note: Trash and recycling will be collected by private vendor as of 9/1/15. There will be no change to services provided.   

Recycling Center

Hours of Operation

Monday thru Saturday 8:00AM to 3:00PM.


The recycling yard is located at the foot of West Sunset Ave. The facility provides residents with a valuable service that is not available to many of our neighbors in surrounding communities. As such, we must insist on proof of Red Bank residency prior to allowing you to dispose of your unwanted items. Please be certain to have appropriate identification in your possession before arriving at the site. Recyclable items may be dropped off at the Borough's Recycling Center during its regular hours of operation. The center is located at the foot of West Sunset Avenue.

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Recycling Schedule

Business and Residential: Glass, tin, aluminum, newspaper, class 1 & 2 plastics are limited to one (1) 32-gallon container. Cardboard must be tied with string.

Zone 1: 2015 West of Broad Street

  • January 7th and 21st
  • February 4th and 18th
  • March 4th and 18th
  • April 1st, 15th, and 29th
  • May 13th and 27th
  • June 10th and 24th
  • July 8th and 22nd
  • August 5th and 19th
  • September 2nd, 16th, and 30th
  • October 14th and 28th
  • November 11th and 25th
  • December 9th and 23rd

Zone 2: 2015 East of Broad Street

  • January 14th and 28th
  • February 11th and 25th
  • March 11th and 25th
  • April 8th and 22nd
  • May 6th and 20th
  • June 3rd and 17th
  • July 1st, 15th, and 29th
  • August 12th and 26th
  • September 9th and 23rd
  • October 7th and 21st
  • November 4th and 18th
  • December 2nd, 16th, and 30th

NOTICE: The Borough Public Works Department has suspended pick ups of bulky or metal items for the winter season. You are advised to call the Public Works Department at (732) 530-2770 or check here for information on our schedule.

Seasonal Pickups
  • Bulk Curbside Collection: Curbside collection is in effect from April thru October call to confirm the collection.
  • Brush Curbside Collection: Curbside collection is in effect from April thru November 15th, call to confirm the collection.
  • Leaf Collection: Begins the 4th Monday of October and ends the 4th Friday in December.
  • Christmas Trees: Begins the first week of January until the second week of February.
    • Remove all decoration, ornaments, tinsel and stands from trees before placing them curb side
    • Please note that artificial trees should not be placed curb side for pickup

Special Pick Ups

For special pick ups, residents must call the Public Works Department at (732) 530-2770 and arrange to be put on special Bulk Pick Up List. You will be given a date for the collection. (Household furniture, Washers, Refrigerators) No furniture or bulky waste shall be accepted from non-residential, including mix use properties.


Bulk Waste Collection

In order to run the Bulky Waste and Brush Curbside Collection Program in an efficient and timely manner, which will benefit all residents, we ask for your cooperation in abiding by the following, rules and regulations:

Brush and Bulky Waste should be placed at curbside no earlier than twenty-four (24) hours prior to the scheduled pickup date for your area and no later than 5:00 AM on the day of the scheduled pickup for your area. Prior to placing your items at the curb, please call the Department of Public Utilities at (732) 530-2770 so we can confirm the collection.

No more than two (2) cubic yards (6x3x3) of brush and/or bulky waste, will be collected from a residence during the scheduled pickup. Piles must be neatly placed, separated and organized according to type.

Bulky waste items must be separated into metal and non metal piles. All small, loose items must be contained in a secure receptacle. In addition, all brush must be placed separately.

Brush will be collected at the same time as bulky waste. Tree limbs and branches shall be placed loose at the curb line, with no piece exceeding four (4') feet in length, in piles not to exceed three (3) feet in height and extending more than two (2) feet from the curb line into the roadway and not to exceed two (2) cubic yards. Tree parts must be smaller than three (3) inches in diameter to be accepted for collection. No other debris or solid waste shall be mixed in with the brush. Brush will only be accepted on the dates scheduled for your zone. No logs, stumps, grass clippings, evergreens with roots, or debris from land clearing will be collected.

All lumber, posts and fencing (both metal and wood) must be no longer than 4 feet and all nails removed.

Prohibited Items

Construction material, ash, dirt etc. automotive parts, dead animals, surgical dressings, motor oil, hazardous waste, tires, paint, propane tanks concrete or posts with concrete, i.e. swing sets, etc. They may be taken to the Monmouth County Reclamation Center located in Tinton Falls, N.J. (732)918-0142.

2015 Bulk & Brush Pick Up: West of Broad Street by Appointment Only - Call (732) 530-2770

  • Jan. Feb. Mar. SUSPENDED
  • April 9th
  • May 14th
  • June 11th
  • July 9th
  • August 13th
  • September 10th
  • October 8th
  • Nov. Dec. SUSPENDED 

2015 Bulk & Brush Pick Up: East of Broad Street by Appointment Only - Call (732) 530-2770.

  • Jan. Feb. Mar. SUSPENDED
  • April 16th
  • May 21st
  • June 18th
  • July 16th
  • August 20th
  • September 17th
  • October 15th
  • Nov. Dec. SUSPENDED

NOTICE: The Borough Public Works Department will suspend pick ups of bulk and brush pick-up from November thru March.

Frequently Asked Questions

All shredding events will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. as follows:

Saturday, May 16 – Red Bank, 90 Monmouth St.
Saturday, June 20 – Upper Freehold Municipal Building, 314 Route 539
Saturday, Aug. 8 – Long Branch High School, 404 Indiana Ave.
Saturday, Oct. 17 – Colts Neck Municipal Complex, 124 Cedar Ave.
Saturday, Nov. 7 – Matawan, 54 Middlesex Rd.

Saturday, Dec. 5 – Holmdel Department of Public Works, 14 Crawford’s Corner Rd.
“We are happy to offer these events for responsible paper disposal which will help residents reduce the risk of identity theft,” said Freeholder Deputy Director Serena DiMaso. “The County continues to be proactive in removing recyclables from our waste stream and we encourage residents to do their part by making use of these events and all other county services for proper waste disposal.”

County residents may bring up to 100 lbs. to be shredded. The shredding event will stop once the shredding trucks full. All papers will be shredded on location in the mobile truck. Documents should be free of large binder clips; staples and paper clips may be left on documents.
This is a project of the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders and 2015 partner municipalities of Atlantic Highlands, Colts Neck, Holmdel, Long Branch, Manasquan, Marlboro, Matawan, Red Bank and Upper Freehold.

Information about these paper shredding events, recycling and removing other items from the County’s waste stream may be obtained from the County’s website at www.visitmonmouth.com or by calling 732-683-8686, ext. 6721.

Please contact Red Bank Public Utilities at (732) 530-2770. If it’s emergency, please call the Police Department at 730.530.2700.

To obtain an estimate please call the office at 732-530-2770, There is no obligation and the estimate is valid for 90 days.

Additional Information; 

Sewer line upgrades 

Fees are effective June 1st, 2014 through May 1st, 2017;

  • 4-inch sewer service up to 8 ft deep is $125.00 per foot (except for County Roads)  
  • 6-inch sewer service up to 8 ft deep is $165.00 per foot (except for County Roads)

Homeowners may request a sewer line upgrade by calling the Borough of Red Bank at (732) 530-2770. You should receive a quote in the mail in about 10 days after the proposal fee has been received and processed. The quote will be valid for 90-days.

Water line upgrades 

Fees are effective June 1st, 2014 through May 31st, 2017;

  • 1-inch water service 1-30 feet $2,200.00 (except for County Roads)
  • 1 1/2-inch water service is $165.00 per foot (except for County Roads)
  • 2-inch water service is $225.00 per foot (except for County Roads)

Homeowners may request a water line upgrade by callng the Borough of Red Bank at (732) 530-2770. You should receive a quote in the mail in about 10 days after the proposal fee has been received and processed. The quote will be valid for 90-days.