City of Long Branch

Recycling Pickup

This page contains information regarding recycling:

It is important that commingled recyclable items not be placed in plastic bags for disposal. The bags cause the machines at the recycling plants to jam, costing these plants time and money to remove them. Please place all commingle items in a reusable container. NO BAGS.

It has come to our attention that cardboard is not being place at the curb properly, causing our crews to spend unnecessary time in collection efforts.

Cardboard and papers products, such as newspaper, must be separated. All cardboard must be collapsed and flattened into bundles of not more than 50 lbs and tied. No more than 8 bundles of cardboard can be placed on it's pickup day.

Newspaper must also be bundled and tied in no more than 50 lbs bundles.

Please do not place paint or other liquid products in cardboard boxes. This damages the product which can not be use for recycling purposes.

Be advised that our Garbage and Recycling trucks will have the same appearance. At times, it may appear they are forgetting to make a pickup, but another truck will follow.

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