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Public Works
Raymond T. Olsen

540 Ridge Road
Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
732-329-4000 x7260

Garbage Preparation

Residents only - NO CONTRACTORS

Single Family Pick up Rules:
Materials must be placed at the curb no earlier than 6 PM the evening before the scheduled pick up, but no later than 6:30AM the morning of your pickup. DO NOT place items in the street. All garbage must be bagged, bundled, or in a can; use a container no more than 32 gallons and weighing no more than 50 lbs., or a plastic bag weighing no more than 35 lbs.

Multi-Family Pick Up Rules:
Bag all garbage and place inside dumpsters located in your development. Please close lids and gates. Place bulk items inside the enclosure or at an area specifically designated by your development.

Bulk Garbage

  • Large items (furniture) may be set out on normal garbage day or placed next to the nearest dumpster.  Mattresses must be wrapped in plastic or placed in a designated disposal bag for disposal.
  • Construction debris (lumber, sheet rock, doors, siding) should be cut to no more 4' lengths and tied, boxed, or bagged in bundles than 35 pounds. Windows should be taped. Set out on normal garbage day or place next to nearest dumpster. Please note that all debris must be homeowner generated. No contractor waste.
  • Carpet and padding must be cut to 4' lengths and rolled, tied, or taped. Set out on normal garbage day or place next to nearest dumpster.
  • Hazardous materials are accepted on the Middlesex County Hazardous Waste Collection Days. Contact the Public Works Department, or see the Hazardous
    Materials Collection Schedule.

Unacceptable Garbage Items
Business, Commercial, or Trade waste, such as waste created by a professional carpenter, plumber, etc. are not accepted with normal garbage. Paint, recyclables, appliances (such as stoves. refrigerators, etc.), propane tanks, hazardous materials, tires, leaves, and Christmas trees are not accepted with normal garbage. See the Special Recycling page for information about recycling and disposal of these and other materials.