The Borough is accepting brush through Oct. 2 and is expanding center hours, since Hurricane Irene has left lots of brush debris in her wake.
The newly-repaved recycling center is on Arthur Avenue, behind the Stop & Shop shopping plaza.
"As a result of the impacts from Hurricane Irene, the borough and its residents are faced with a monumental task in cleaning up both public and private properties town-wide," says a prepared statement from the Borough Administrator's office.
"The Borough will make every effort to work with all residents to make this process as convenient and cost-effective as possible. Accordingly, please be advised as follows with regard to the collection and disposal of leaves and brush:
1. The Borough Recycling Center will accept brush on a temporary basis. Brush can be dropped off bundled, containerized or loose until Oct. 2.
No materials larger than three inches in diameter can be accepted at the Recycling Center. Leaves can be mixed in with the brush for disposal at the center.
Recycling Center hours will be temporarily expanded on the weekends through Oct. 2. The Center will be open from 9 am until 5 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Weekday hours will remain from 8 am until 3:45 p.m.
2. A town-wide curbside pickup of leaves and brush will be initiated on Sept. 6, commencing with Recycling Districts 1A and 1B and proceeding in order through Districts 5A and 5B.
There is no need for residents to call for appointments. Leaves can be left loose at curbside and brush must be cut to manageable lengths and can be no more than three inches (3”) in diameter.
3. The above are both one-time measures that have become necessary due to the recent storm event. It should be noted that the regularly scheduled curbside pick-up of brush (previously scheduled for September 13), is suspended.
The normal brush pickup schedule (second Tuesday of each month) is expected to resume in October and to continue on that schedule until further notice.
It should also be noted that leaves will be accepted year round at the Recycling Center, but again, no brush will be accepted at the Borough Recycling Center after Oct 2.
4. Larger material that can not be accepted by the Borough can be brought to the
- Ocean County Remanufacturing, Toms River, NJ (732) 244-1716
- Lertch Recycling, Wall, NJ (732) 681-0206
- Mazza & Sons, Inc. (732) 992-9292"