City of Long Branch

County Household Hazardous Waste

On June 1st, 2016, the operations of the Monmouth County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility will be contracted out to an independent contractor. The hours of operation for household hazardous waste drop-off at the facility will be as follows:

3211 Shafto Rd, Tinton Falls, NJ 07753
The HHW Facility is CLOSED on Mondays and Thursdays.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Important Information

  • The Facility is open to Monmouth County residents only.
  • There will be NO appointment required to drop off materials at the facility.
  • The facility limits residents to 20 gallons of liquid or 220 pounds of dry material per visit.
    • Liquid containers limited to 5 gallon size maximum.
    • Solid packages limited to 50lb. weight maximum.
  • NO business or commercially generated waste materials accepted.
  • Asbestos, ammunition, fireworks, gunpowder, boat flares, radioactive materials (smoke detectors), medical waste, and medical sharps are not permitted for disposal at the facility.
  • Monmouth County reserves the right to reject participants and/or materials at its sole discretion.
  • For further information, call 732-683-8686 ext. 5210 or follow the prompts for "household hazardous waste disposal." 

Latex Paint

The County is still accepting latex paint, but it is no longer a hazardous waste.Latex is labeled water based or acrylic, but should not be poured down the drain or on the ground.

It is strongly recommended to only purchase what you will use. Left over paint can be donated to Habitat for Humanity, schools or theater groups. 

Latex paint can be disposed of in the following manner:  Dry out the paint. Once dried, it can be disposed of as regular trash with the lids removed. Commercial paint hardeners are available from paint stores, but only work with water based paints. If the can is empty, or the paint is dried, the container should be placed with other household trash,- but the lid must be removed so our staff can see there is no liquid paint.

Please look at this flyer for more information HHW Site Info.pdf

Starting September 1st, the Sanitation crews will no longer collect recyclables that are in plastic bags. Recyclables must be in a reusable container no more than 32 gal size. Recyclables found in plastic bags will not be collected. 


The Monmouth County Reclamation Center will resume permitting resident access to the facility beginning Wednesday, May 20, 2020.  The resident drop-off tent will be open on Wednesdays and Thursdays 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and Saturdays 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. Please note that in order to preserve resident and employee safety, a few changes have been made:

  • Residents must practice social distancing and wear a face covering at all times
  • Please wait for and follow attendant’s directions to dumping location.
  • All dump tickets will be returned to the scale operator.
  • All residents will be required to self-unload vehicles.
  • All dump body trucks and trailers will be directed to our MPRF building for dumping.

Please be aware of prohibited items, including recyclables, automobile/rechargeable/button type batteries, appliances, etc.

Monmouth County Reclamation Center notice on Grass Clipping The Monmouth County Reclamation Center will continue to take grass clippings for Commercial Customers (including landscapers) and Municipalities who dump grass clippings will be directed to the Material Recovery and Processing Facility (MRPF) building to dump this material, residential customers will continue to dump grass clippings at the residents tent. The tipping rate for grass clippings will be $36.50/ ton (which is unchanged) and $3/ car load for residents (which is also unchanged)

Posted 5/20/20