Monday - Friday
8:30 - 4:30

 (732) 542-3400

556 Tinton Avenue
Tinton Falls, NJ, 07724

Public Works


Contact Information and Hours

Mark Shaffery, Director
Phone: 732-542-3400 Ext 4

Public Works Hours: 
Mon - Fri 7:00AM-3:00PM

Recycling Drop-Off Center Hours: 
Monday - Saturday 7:00AM - 3:00PM
Closed on Holidays & Sundays

Trash & Recycling Calendar

Public Works Department Information

Shopping Bag Recycling Program 
Bring 20 or more plastic shopping bags to the Department of Public Works Office at 556 Tinton Avenue between the hours of 7:00AM - 3:00PM Monday through Friday. Two reusable bags per residential address will be given in exchange for 20 plastic shopping bags. For complete information see our "Recyclables" section.

Cancellations Due to Severe Weather
During severe weather, Borough Hall may close or garbage and/or recycling pickup may be canceled. If there is a cancellation, it will be posted on the website, an RSS Feed for "DPW News & Bulletins" will be sent out via Code Red.

Please do not call the Police Department to find out about cancellations. We need to keep the police lines open for emergencies.

Mailbox Reminder
Check your mail box before the winter season. Check to make sure that it is not hanging over into the street and check the base to make sure that it is structurally sound. Only those mailboxes struck by a Borough plow or vehicle will be replaced by the Borough. Mailboxes that collapse or break due to rotten or defective bases will not be replaced. Those mail boxes that are replaced by the Borough will be replaced with a standard type mail box.

Recycling Schedule
If your curbside garbage day is Monday, your recycling day is the first and third Thursday of every month.  If your curbside garbage day is Tuesday, your recycling day is the second and fourth Thursday of every month.

Single Stream Recycling for curbside residents. 
Click Here to view the Tinton Falls Recycling Guide

The Right Place at the Right Time
Collections start at 7:00 AM for garbage and recycling. Please have items placed at the curb before this time. Recyclables placed at the curb become Borough property and ONLY the Borough may collect them. Recyclables will not be collected if placed in plastic bags. 

Recycling/ Bulky Waste Drop-Off Center
(Located behind Borough Hall)

Due to Borough insurance requirements, recyclables, household garbage and bulky trash will be accepted at the Borough Drop-Off Center only when Public Works personnel are in attendance. The hours are as follows:
Monday through Saturday - 7:00AM to 3:00PM
Recycling/Bulky Waste Drop-Off Center is Closed on Sundays and Holidays


  • The Borough Drop-Off is available to residents only.
  • Proof of residency is required.
  • No trucks over 3/4 ton will be allowed to dump.
  • No trucks with commercial license plates will be allowed to dump.


  • Paint or Paint Cans
  • Hazardous Material
  • Tree Stump or Tree Trunks
  • Masonry, Cement, Asphalt, Stone or Brick
  • Dirt or Sand
  • Grass Clippings or Sod
  • Wood Fence or Creosoted Lumber
  • Construction Debris
  • Roofing Materials
  • Windows or Doors
  • Ceramic Tile
  • Pallets
  • Propane Cylinders, empty or full
  • Fire Extinguishers, empty or full