City of Long Branch

Voluntary Recycling Drop Off Center

The Voluntary Recycling Drop Off Center is located at 378 Atlantic Ave. opposite the Pleasure Bay ball field/playground.

It's operational hours are Monday- Friday, 7:30 AM to 3PM and Saturday, 9AM to 1PM.

Residents may bring the following items to the Drop Off Center:

Commingled metal cans, bottle glass and #1 and/or#2 plastic bottles. Do not place these items in a plastic bag for disposal at the yard, since they are dumped into a container.

Mixed paper consisting of newspaper, junk mail, office paper, magazines, advertisements.

Cardboard- please flatten and tie in bundles on not more than 50 Lbs.

Electronic items, consisting of TV's, computers, computer monitors, printers, fax machine and laptops must be recycled under the NJ Electronic Waste Management Act. The City does not collect these items from the curb. They must be brought to the Recycling Drop Off location. Scanners, keyboards, mouse, radios, DVD players, VCR machines are not mandatory under the law, but are encouraged to be recycled.  For additional information, see Article on Electronic Waste Management for more details. 

Leaves and Tree branches no larger than 6 inches in diameter are accepted from residents with proper ID only; no commercial entities accepted.

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