Department of Public Works
What we do
The Colts Neck Township Department of Public Works (DPW) takes great pride in enhancing the quality of life for our residents, businesses, and visitors by effectively developing and maintaining the township’s roadways, buildings, and grounds and parks. The DPW provides essential services in the areas of road and infrastructure maintenance, buildings and grounds, parks, and township vehicle management. In addition, the DPW provides ice and snow control and removal and leaf, brush, and recycling collection. The department strives to provide these services while ensuring a safe and productive work environment and efficiently using the township’s financial, human, and material resources.
The Public Works Department is open weekdays from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The Public Works Office Hours are Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
NOTICE: The Recycling Convenience Center days/hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; Tuesday & Thursday – CLOSED
The Recycling Convenience Center will be closed on Saturdays: November 11, 2023, through March 30, 2024.
The Recycling Convenience Center Saturday Hours will resume on April 6, 2024, through November 2, 2024, 8:00 am – 1:30 pm.
Storm Debris – Please feel free to bring any storm related brush to the Township’s Public Works Yard located at 231-A Route 34. The hours of operation are Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm.
Be reminded that only brush up to four (4) inches in diameter and no longer than eight (8) feet in length will be accepted. Also, brush mixed with foreign materials such as bamboo, stumps, roots, leaves, grass, lumber or oversized material will not be accepted. If you prefer, you can keep the storm debris on your property and place it at the curb until your zone brush collection. Again, be reminded, you may not put the debris to the curb until fourteen (14) days prior to your scheduled collection date.
NOTICE* Please be advised that the Department of Public Works can no longer accept Bamboo during brush collection or at the Recycling Center. Residents may bring bamboo to the Monmouth County Reclamation Center located at 6000 Asbury Road, Tinton Falls, NJ 07753. Thank you for your cooperation.
Starting November 4, 2021: Single Use Plastic Straws By Request Only.
Starting May 4, 2022: Polystyrene Foam Food Service Ban.
Starting May 4, 2022: Single Use Plastic Carryout Bags Ban.
Click here for more information.
NJDEP Get Past Plastic
AVOID THE SPARK – BE BATTERY SAFETY SMART. More on Avoid the Spark –“Call2Recycle and New Jersey Coalition Take on Battery Recycling Initiative to Help Residents “Avoid the Spark” – Education campaign aims to reduce battery-ignited fire danger by helping residents identify & recycle household batteries” – visit the Avoid the Spark website at https://www.call2recycle.org/avoid-the-spark-nj/for helpful resources.
Special Areas of Interest
- 2024 Brush Collection Schedule and Guidelines
- 2024 Christmas Tree Pick Up Schedule
- 2024 Spring Leaf Collection Schedule
- 2024 Saturday Hours Recycling Yard – The Recycling Convenience Center Saturday Hours will resume on April 6, 2024 – November 2, 2024 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
- 2023 Brush Collection Schedule and Guidelines – COMPLETED
- 2023 Fall Leaf Collection Schedule
- 2023 Saturday Hours Recycling Yard– The Recycling Convenience Center Saturday Hours will resume on April 1, 2023 – November 4, 2023 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
- 2023 Recycling Schedule with Important Update Instructions
- 2023 Automatized Recycling Cart flyer
- Township Zone Map
- 2023 Monmouth County Paper Shredding Schedule
- 2023 Clean Up Day – COMPLETED
- Snow and Ice Control Plan 2020-2021
- Mailbox Damage Claim Form
- Brush Collection Municipal Code 173-17
- Leaf Collection Municipal Code 173-16
- Township Zone Map (for recycling, brush and leaf collections)
- What Can and Cannot Be Recycled
- Recycling Tips – Curbside Collection:
- NO plastic bags inside the recycling receptacle placed curbside for collection;
- NO food waste inside the recycling receptacle placed curbside for collection; and
- Recyclable containers that are not rinsed before disposal will be considered as TRASH and not collected during recycling collection.
- Do not place recyclables in containers with other trash hauler imprints
- ** New Update ** Monmouth County website: https://co.monmouth.nj.us/index.aspx (Reclamation Center, Recycling)
- Colts Neck Township does not accept or pickup bulk waste, please call the Monmouth County Reclamation Center at 732-683-8686 ext. 5600 or 5601 for more information.
- If you have any questions that are related to Household Hazardous Waste please call 732-683-8686 ext. 5210 for information.
Recycling Convenience Center for Colts Neck Residents at Public Works Yard
The Township’s Recycling Convenience Center at DPW is open Monday, Wednesday & Friday 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and accepts:
- Metal items (such as washers, dryers, etc.)(no refrigerators, freezers, or anything containing Freon) NO FREON PRODUCTS WILL BE ACCEPTED
- Brush from Colts Neck Residents and registered Landscapers — (Brush up to 4 inches in diameter and no longer than 8 feet in length) DETAILS
- Mixed paper (newspaper, office paper, chipboard, etc.)
- Clean and flattened cardboard (no food containers – pizza boxes, etc.)
- Metal Can – (Aluminum can, tin cans, bi-metal cans, tin cans with lids) must be rinsed
- Rinsed glass bottles and jars – (green, brown, clear bottles and jars) remove lids
- Rinsed Plastic Bottles #1, #2 (neck smaller than body)
Do you have electronics no longer needed?
As a Monmouth County resident, please visit the Monmouth County website for the most up to the minute information on how to safely dispose of your electronics or call 732-683-8686.
Monmouth County Disposal of Household Hazardous Waste Information
Recycle your CFL Lightbulbs and Tips in the Event of Bulb Breakage
Disposal of Household Medication
- Stormwater Information
- Stormwater Management Plan
- Stormwater Map
- Outfall Location Map
- Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan
- Tip Brochure – Stormwater Pollution
- Tip Card – Car Washing
- Tip Card – Fertilizer
- Tip Card – Motor Oil
- Tip Card – Pet Waste
- Tip Brochure – Pet Waste Fill-In
Household Batteries are No Longer Being Recycled
Disposal of Household Waste
The Township provides its residents with curbside collection of recyclables and a drop off location for recyclables, brush & metal (see details above). Individual households are responsible for contracting directly with a cartage company for the removal of its household waste. While the Township does not recommend specific cartage companies, you may want to speak with your neighbors and/or observe the names on the trash receptacles and collection vehicles of these companies around town.
Residents may bring branches/brush, at NO COST, to the DPW Convenience Center. Residents must show identification verifying their address. Landscapers/Contractors must purchase a permit to drop off their Colts Neck customer’s brush. Effective February of each year, upon payment of an annual fee to the Township in the amount of $40.00 (Check or money order accepted). The Recycling Convenience Center hours: Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 8:00 am – 1:30 pm.
Clean Communities Program
- Clean Communities Eligibility Requirements
- Clean Communities Payment Voucher
- Clean Communities Summary Road Report
Clothing Donation Bins
Clothing donation collection bins that directly benefit Colts Neck residents are in place at three locations in the Township: Fire Company 1 (Route 537), Fire Company 2 (Conover Road near Heyers Mill Road), and Becker’s Hardware parking lot (State Highway 34). The Fire Company bins are accessible 24/7 and benefit Fire Department operations. The bin at Becker’s Hardware is available 24/7, and supports the Colts Neck Police Community Services Program.Report a Concern Contact Us