Township of Monroe

Recycling Schedule

MONROE
2014 Curbside Collection Schedule

What zone are you in?


WEDNESDAYS - Zone 3
Bordered by Helmetta, East Brunswick and South Brunswick on the north; Old Forge Road and Perrineville Road on the east; Cranbury Station Road and Union Valley Road on the south and South Brunswick and Cranbury on the west.

January
February
March
April
May
June

8 22
5 • 19
5 • 19
2 • 16 • 30
14• 28
11• 25

July
August
September
October
November
December

9 • 23
6
• 20
3 • 17
1 • 15 • 29
12 • 26
10 • 24


THURSDAYS - Zone 1 and 4

Bordered by Erickson Road on the north; Matchaponix Brook on the east; Manalapan and Route 33 on the south and Perrineville Road on the west.

January
February
March
April
May
June

9 • 23
6 • 20
6 • 20
3 • 17
1 • 15 • 29
12 • 26

July
August
September
October
November
December

10 • 24
7 • 21
4 • 18
2 • 16 • 30
13 • *29
11 • 27


*Holiday Pickup Date Changes
Thanksgiving: November 27 changed to November 29.
Christmas: December 25 changed to December 27.


FRIDAYS - Zone 2 and 5

Zone 2: Bordered by Helmetta and Spotswood on the north; Monmouth Road on the east; Pergola and Matchaponix Avenues on the south and Old Forge Road on the west.
Zone 5: Bordered by Cranbury Station Road and Union Valley Road on the north; Perrineville Road on the east; Disbrow Hill Road and Millstone on the south and Windsor, Wyckoff's Mills Road and Haley---- Reed Road on the west.

January
February
March
April
May
June

10 • 24
7 • 21
7 • 21
4 • 18
2 • 16 • 30
13 • 27

July
August
September
October
November
December

11 • 25
8 • 22
5 • 19
3 • 17• 31
14 • 28
12
26

Holidays
Recycling collection holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. If your collection day falls on any of these holidays, collection is rescheduled for the following Saturday.


Note:
Municipal Public Works holidays do NOT affect the recycling collection schedule.

Important Phone Numbers

(732) 656-4575
Director of Recycling, Wayne D. Horbatt, CPWM

Recycling Hotline
(800) 488-MCIA (6242)
Curbside Recycling Collection, Service Matters & Information

Weather Emergencies
Changes in collection schedules due to weather emergencies or other emergency situations will be announced on the following radio stations: WCTC (1450 AM) and WMGQ (98.3 FM). You may also check for changes on the web site at www.mciauth.com or by calling (800) 488-MCIA (6242) for specific information.

Special Items
Monroe's Recycling Drop-Off Center, located at 76 Gravel Hill-Spotswood Road, accepts newspapers tied in bundles, mixed paper, cardboard, glass bottles, aluminum/steel/tin cans, #1 PETE and #2 HDPE plastic containers, motor oil, antifreeze, auto batteries, scrap metal and broken or outdated consumer electronic items. The hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. It is closed Sundays and holidays.

Bulky waste items, such as appliances and furniture, propane tanks (barbeque type), freezers and refrigerators (doors must be removed per state law), may be brought to the Department of Public Works Yard, located at 76 Gravel Hill-Spotswood Road. The hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Items NOT accepted:
hazardous materials, chemicals, paint, paint-related materials, driveway sealers, pesticides, tires, utility poles, railroad ties, construction materials, tree stumps, sod, dirt, stones, food, concrete, asphalt, bricks, roofing material, pallets or asbestos, cardboard or computers. Unacceptable items are in violation of Chapter 63 of the Monroe Township Code.

Cleanup programs will be scheduled this year from April 1 through November 1. Bulk waste cannot be mixed with garbage and must be no larger than a large pickup truckload. Bulk should be placed curbside no sooner than one day before collection. Lumber must be cut, tied and nails must be removed or bent over. Bulk pickups are scheduled by appointment on Wednesdays and Thursdays only. Residents can cancel a scheduled date one time only. Also we do not book ahead of date we are scheduling.

Items NOT accepted: hazardous materials, chemicals, paint, paint-related materials, driveway sealers, pesticides, tires, utility poles, railroad ties, construction materials, tree stumps, sod, dirt, stones, food, concrete, asphalt, bricks, roofing material, pallets or asbestos, cardboard or computers. Banned items are in violation of Chapter 63 of the Monroe Township Code.

Tire Recycling – Residents should use the East Brunswick Reclamation Center located at 357 Dunhams Corner Road. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Closed Sundays and holidays.

Leaves, Brush & Grass
Leaves placed in brown recycling bags* only will be collected curbside from April 1 through December 12.

Brush is collected curbside only. Tree parts must be no more than 5 inches in diameter and must be cut and tied with string or cord into lengths no longer than 4 feet. Brush will be collected from April 1 to November 7.

Grass placed in brown recycling bags* will be collected curbside from April 1 through November 7. Grass in plastic bags or containers will not be picked up.

*Brown recycling bags can be picked up at Monroe Recycling Drop-off Center, Monday – Friday, between 7 a.m. –- 3 p.m., and Saturday between 8 a.m. –- 11:30 a.m.

CLIPPINGS, YARD WASTE AND GRASS must be brought to the Recycling Drop-off Center either loose or bagged in paper or plastic. Residents must empty grass clippings that are in plastic bags into the specified Dumpster. Residents may keep plastic bags for reuse or place them in the separate trash container.

Book Smart
Students throughout the County are getting hands-on recycling education with the introduction of a book recycling program sponsored by the MCIA and the County. Outdated hardcover and softcover books that can no longer be used, sold or given away are being recycled in this program. Students remove the hard covers from books and then reap the rewards: The recycling processor pays for each ton recycled.

Shred It!
Students throughout the County are getting hands-on recycling education with the introduction of a book recycling program sponsored by the MCIA and the County. Outdated hardcover and softcover books that can no longer be used, sold or given away are being recycled in this program. Students remove the hard covers from books and then reap the rewards: The recycling processor pays for each ton recycled.

Holidays: Recycling collection holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

If your collection day falls on any of these holidays, collection is rescheduled for the following Saturday.

Note: Municipal Public Works holidays do NOT affect the recycling collection schedule.

Description of Monroe Twp. Zones

If you are unable to determine what Zone your house is located in, please call Monroe's DPWs at (732) 656-4575.

Zone 1
From the corner of Elmer and Adams Place. All of Monmouth Road and all east of Monmouth Road. All of Texas Road to the corner of Texas Road and Spotswood-Englishtown Road. All of Spotswood-Englishtown Road from Texas Road to Buckelew Avenue (also known as Route 522) including the small section of Buckelew at the Englishtown boundary.

Zone 2
From Spotswood boundary on Spotswood-Englishtown Road. Everything west of Monmouth Road. All of Spotswood-Englishtown Road to Texas Road. All of Pergola Avenue/Matchaponix Road to Jamesburg boundary on westside of Mott Ave. from Jamesburg boundary to Helmetta boundary.

Zone 3
From boundaries of Helmetta and South Brunswick south to include all of Cranbury Station and Union Valley Road at Perrineville Road.

Zone 4
All of Perrineville Road from Jamesburg boundaries south to Federal Road. East of Federal Road to Tracy Station Road to Englishtown boundary and section of Tracy Station to Buckelew Road also known as Route 522.

Zone 5
Includes everything south of Cranbury Station Road and Union Valley Road to Perrineville Road. Everything south of Federal Road to boundaries of Manalapan, Millstone, and East Windsor which includes the section of Route 33 from Perrineville Road west to East Windsor boundary.


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