Collection: Garbage collection is twice weekly, and must be at the curb by 7:00 AM.
2016 Holiday Schedule
Jan. 1, Fri – New Year’s Day
Jan. 18, *Mon – M. L. King, Jr.’s Birthday
Feb. 15, *Mon – Presidents’s Day
Mar 25, *Fri – Good Friday
May 23, Mon – Memorial Day
Jul. 4, Mon – Independence Day
Sep. 5, Mon – Labor Day
October 10, *Mon – Columbus Day
Nov. 11, *Fri – Veterans' Day
Nov. 24, Thu – Thanksgiving Day
Nov. 25, *Fri – Day After Thanksgiving
Dec. 26, *Mon – Christmas Day Observed
Jan 2, 2017, *Mon - New Year's Day Observed
* Garbage collected on these holidays
Curbside Garbage Pickup Schedule
East of Bingham Avenue: Monday and Thursday
Bingham Avenue & West: Tuesday and Friday
Curbside Recycling Pickup Schedule
East of Bingham Avenue: 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month
Bingham Avenue & West: 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month
Drive-in Garbage Pickup Schedule
Borough-wide: Tuesday and Friday
Drive-in Recycling Pickup Schedule
Borough-wide: 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month
Please have garbage and recycling out to the curb by 7:00 AM.
All household garbage must be in sealed containers with lids. There is a maximum container size of 45 gallons, with a maximum weight of 40 pounds per can. Do not put garbage out in loose plastic bags.
Paper products in plastic bags only. Please note that CARDBOARD must now be recycled and is no longer picked up with household garbage. Cardboard my be put out on your designated recycling day or brought to the Borough Recycling Center. Any spilled garbage is the responsibility of the resident. Garbage will not be picked up if there are recyclables in it.s
Containers for garbage pickup may be no larger than 45 gallons and no heavier than 40 lbs. Containers exceeding the size and weight limit will not be picked up.
Thanks to the residents of Rumson, we have one the highest recycling rates in Monmouth County and the State of New Jersey. This is not only great from a "green" standpoint, but it saves the taxpayers money every year in landfill fees. That's really good news! Recycling may be taken to the drop-off center or picked up at the curb.
Recycling Center Drop-Off Hours
7 AM - 7 PM Monday through Friday
9 AM - 3 PM Weekends and Holidays
The Recycling Center is
located behind Rumson Borough Hall at the foot of Avenue of Two
Rivers, next to the municipal boat ramp. The center is CLOSED on the following holidays:
New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
Curbside Recycling Pickup Schedule
Newspapers, mixed paper, cardboard and commingled recyclables may all be placed at the curb on the same day for curbside pickup. All residents now have all their recycling material picked up twice a month. Both residents and businesses should have their items at the curb no later than 7:30 AM on their designated days to ensure pickup.
1st Wednesday of the month: East of Bingham Avenue
2nd Wednesday: Bingham Avenue & West
3rd Wednesday: East of Bingham Avenue
4th Wednesday: Bingham Avenue & West
Containers for curbside recycling pickup may be no larger than 45 gallons and no heavier than 40 lbs. Containers exceeding the size and weight limit will not be picked up.
Newspapers and Mixed Paper (magazines, catalogues, office paper, junk mail, etc.)
May be placed loose in designated containers at the Recycling Center. For curbside pickup, material must be tied or placed in appropriate recycling containers, brown paper bags or cardboard boxes.
Empty and flatten boxes; take to the Recycling Center or leave for curbside pickup on the appropriate day.
For assistance and more information, please call 732-842-8941
Bulk Pickups (1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month)
Curbside bulk pickups are done by appointment only. You may schedule your pickup in advance by calling 732-842-3300, Mon - Fri, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM. You are allowed two bulk pickups per year, with a limit of 5 cubic yards per pickup. Please schedule your pickup lt least one week in advance.
Pickups may be scheduled January through October. There are no bulk pickups in November and December due to the heavy leaf collections schedule.
One additional bulk pickup is allowed when moving in or out of a residence. These pickups are also done on Wednesdays, and are scheduled by calling the above number. The same bulk pickup rules apply except you may include cardboard, however it must be separated from the other items.
Appliances, computers and TV sets may be included in bulk pickups. No special permit is required. When you book your pickup, please notify us if you are putting out any of these items. Doors must be removed from refrigerators and freezers.
Please place all items at curbside no sooner than one day prior to your scheduled Wednesday pickup date. Any violation will require you to remove the items from the curb. Do NOT bring any bulky debris to the Recycling Center.
Exclusions from Bulk Pickups:
- No Construction Materials
- No Concrete / Asphalt
- No Household Hazardous Waste
- No Recyclables
- No Propane Tanks
- No Fuel Containers
- No Pipe with Concrete Attached
The Borough does not collect hazardous waste. Residents are solely responsible for the disposal of:
- Herbicides / Pesticides
- Oil / Gas
- Auto Batteries
The Borough does not pick up construction debris. All construction debris, whether by contractor or homeowner must be disposed of at homeowner’s expense. Building permits require disposal arrangements to be listed with the Building Department.
Leaf and Brush Collection
Leaves are collected curbside from October 15 – December 31. Please make sure they are loose at your curb and free of branches and debris. You may put leaves on the curb only in front of your own property. If you have leaves to be removed outside of the schedule you must do so at your own expense.
Brush is picked up loose at curbside January 1 – November 1. No collection after November 1. Do not bag brush. Please separate brush from any leaves. Brush and limbs only; cut into four (4) foot lengths. No more than 5 cubic yards at one time. No logs, stumps, sod, dirt, or tree contractor debris.
There is no grass collection in Rumson. We subscribe to a "cut it and leave it" philosophy. This saves money and contributes to the environment.