Public Works

The Asbury Park Department of Public Works, located at 9 Main Street, is a hands-on team of professionals dedicated to keeping the City clean and well-maintained while providing quick and courteous service to residents.


Public Works is responsible for improving and maintaining Asbury Park’s infrastructure including administering the trash and recycling programs, including managing the Asbury Park Recycling Center located at 818 Lake Avenue; handling snow removal and leaf collection, maintaining
City-owned street lights, parks, recreational facilities, including the Beach and Boardwalk, roads, traffic lights, traffic signs; and managing operation of the Waste Water Treatment Plant

In addition, Public Works manages stormwater maintenance, including the cleaning of lake outfalls, sewers and water quality chambers and handles shade tree maintenance, including tree removal and plantings.

Neighboring Municipalities Served

Public Works also provides support services to neighboring municipalities such as Allenhurst, Bradley Beach, Interlaken, Loch Arbour and Neptune.


The Superintendent of Public Works oversees 25 full-time employees, in addition to part-time and seasonal employees, including a carpenter, custodians, an electrician, equipment operators, general maintenance repairers, a mason, sewage plant repairers, sewer line repairers and truck drivers/laborers.

Garbage & Recycling Collection Schedule

Garbage and recycling are collected by zone. Click here for pick up schedule.

When to Set Out & Remove Garbage & Recycling Containers

Garbage and recycling containers can be set at the curbside no earlier than 5 p.m. the day before collection and must be removed from the curbside by 6 p.m. the day of collection (Ordinance Number 19-2.1).

Place These Materials in Regular Household Garbage

Any items soiled with food, human waste or pet waste, Ceramics, Coat hangers, Cooking pots, Glass cookware/bakeware, Light bulbs, Microwave trays, Mirrors, Plastic bags, Porcelain, Pottery, Toasters, Un-numbered plastic containers, Window or auto glass

Bulk Waste, Compost, & Other Waste or Recycling

Click here for more information on Bulk Waste, Compost, & Other Waste or Recycling.

Recycling Collection Instructions

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Blue and White Updated Recycling Guide

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What Can I Throw In My Recycling Bin