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 7:00 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
(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.
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 PICKUP:
Construction Materials; concrete/asphalt; household hazardous waste; recyclables;propane tanks; fuel containers; pipe with concrete attached.
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 – October 15. No collection after October 15. 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.
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.
Special Items and Materials
Rumson will no longer collect batteries for recycling. Because of improved manufacturing techniques, most commmon household batteries now have little or no toxic content and it is now OK to throw them out with the trash.
These batteries still contain significant amounts of mercury and should still be recycled. The Monmouth County Household Hazardous Waste Facility (MCHHWF) will accept the small "button batteries" used in watches, calculators and specialty toys and games. Please call the MCHHWF at 732-922-2234 for more information.
should still be recycled. The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC), an industry-sponsored group, will accept rechargeable household batteries in special collection boxes provided at numerous retail outlets such as Radio Shack. Visit www.rbrc.org for more information.
Fluorescent Light Tubes AND CFLs:
The Borough cannot collect fluorescent light tubes or compact fluorescent lights (CFLs). You may take CFLs to Home Depot for recycling. Small quantities of unbroken fluorescent tubes may be taken to the MCHHWF (by appointment) for recycling.
Appliances, TV sets and Computers:
Appliances, TV sets and computers may now be recycled as part of a scheduled Wednesday bulk pickup. Please call the Department of Public Works at 732-842-3300 to schedule a bulk pickup. Each household is allowed TWO bulk pickups per calendar year.
The Borough does not collect hazardous waste. Residents are solely responsible for the disposal of:
Paint; Herbicides / Pesticides; Oil / Gas; Solvents; Auto Batteries; Chemicals
How to Dispose of Hazardous Waste
Monmouth County has a permanent Household Hazardous Waste Facility open Tuesday – Saturday:
Tuesday and Wednesday: 12pm - 4pm
Thursday and Friday: 12pm - 8pm
Saturday: 8am - 4pm
For more information, call: