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 helpful resources.

Special Areas of Interest

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


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

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.

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