Borough of Lavallette

Current Garbage & Recycle Schedule
Summer Schedule



Street Light
Street Light Out?
Please let us know with online form Thank You.

West Point Island and North LavalletteExternal Link
Report Street Light Here



Water Tower


Beach Rake

Lavallette Public Works
120 Washington Avenue
732-830-8320 Fax
Contact the Department of Public Works

Business Hours: Monday-Friday 7:00am - 3:00pm
Mailing Address:1306 Grand Central Avenue
Lavallette, NJ 08735

Help Keep Lavallette Clean, Please Do Not Litter.

Official Borough Holidays
New Year’s Day Martin Luther King Day
Lincoln’s Day Washington’s Day
Good Friday Memorial Day
**Fourth of July** Labor Day
Columbus Day Election Day
Veteran’s Day Thanksgiving Day
Day after Thanksgiving
Christmas Day
No Collection Will Occur on Borough Holidays
Make up collections: If the holiday falls on a Monday the makeup day will be on Tuesday. If the holiday falls on a Tuesday the makeup day will be on Wednesday.
On July 4th holiday there will be regular scheduled collection.


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Navigation Bullet Dune Grass

Due to the Army Corp project being finished on our dune system there will be no planting on the dunes this year. Plants are currently available for residents to plant on their own properties and can be obtained from Public Works at the Recycling Center.


Navigation Bullet Snow Storm Reminder

All vehicles must be removed from streets when roadway becomes snow covered. Additional parking is available at the municipal parking lots located at President Avenue and Bay Boulevard and Washington Avenue and Bay Boulevard.


Navigation Bullet Storm Related Residential / Commercial Debris and Construction Material

The deadline for curb side pick of all storm-damaged debris has passed. Pre-Sandy trash and recycling rules are now in effect. All garbage shall be placed in dark – colored, heavy – gauge plastic bags or metal, plastic or vinyl containers that are designed for such purpose with handles and a tight lid. The container shall be no more than fifty (50) gallons in volume. The lid may not be attached in such a manner, such as tied with a rope, string or cord, as to cause a hazard for municipal collection personnel. Garbage placed for municipal collection shall not contain any of the designated recyclable materials, materials resulting from demolition, construction or hazardous waste. Recycling materials shall be place at curbside during your regularly-scheduled recycling pick-up date. All materials resulting from demolition and construction must be disposed of at the property owner’s expense. The Borough will continue to accept clean beach sand. If you have not cleared the sand from your property at this point you will need to contact the Department of Public Works. The Department will inspect and provide guidance on the sand removal and/or disposal on a case by case basis.


Navigation Bullet Hydrant Flushing

HydrantFlushing of Water Mains will take place at night. Temporary discoloration of the water may result from flushing, therefore, water should be allowed to run long enough so as to allow any sediment in the lines in your home, including laundry areas, to clear.

Hydrant flushing dates for 2020.
Spring - April 1st through May 2nd.
Fall - October 1st through November 2nd


Navigation Bullet Don't Feed The Seagulls!

GullWhite plastic bags are prohibited by ordinance to be left at the curb for pickup. The gulls attack these bags easily and create an unsanitary mess. Please use appropriate containers with lids or dark colored, heavy gauge, plastic bags for your trash.

For your convenience, the Lavallette Recycling Center located at the Public Works Complex accepts regular household waste from 7am to 2:45pm every day.
Please consider using this service to keep our streets and town clean.


Navigation Bullet Bulk Item Free Cleanup

Garbage TruckResidential property owners only. Place items for pickup curbside by 7am on the date of pickup. No Items Containing Freon; Refrigerators, Freezers, or Air Conditioners.
There is no Bulk Cleanup scheduled. Cleanup Information.


Navigation Bullet Street Sweeping Program

SweeperWhen signs are posted in your area please remove vehicles from roadway.
Your cooperation will help to keep our streets clean and litter free.



Navigation Bullet Animal Control

Animal Control issues are handled through the Department of Public Works. 732-793-7766. People with an animal control issues are advised to contact the Animal Control Officer in the department of Public Works Monday - Friday from 7am-3pm, or in an emergency the Lavallette Police Department at 732-793-4800.

Related: Animal Licensing


Navigation Bullet Placing household trash in public litter receptacles is a violation of Borough Code

Garbage CanDo not place household garbage in public litter receptacles. You may bring household garbage and recycling to the recycling center. Your cooperation is necessary to keep our community clean and litter free. A schedule of trash collection for your area of town can be found here. Full Borough Code book can be found hereExternal Link


Navigation Bullet Recycling Center

RecycleLocated on the corner of Washington and Baltimore Avenue, is open 7 days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Residents can utilize the center to drop off their normal recyclable items.  The Recycling Center is a service provided for Residents only.  Proof of residency required by Photo ID & Tax or Utility Bill. Recycling Stickers Available at  Public Works, The Recycling Center & Borough Hall. More Info.


Navigation Bullet Single Stream Recycling

RecycleThe Borough has adopted a “single stream” policy for the placement of recycling
materials for curbside pickup.
 All glass bottles, aluminum cans, tin cans, all plastic containers (PET and HDPE-where the neck is smaller than the body), newspapers, mixed papers, junk mail, shredded papers, cardboard, and magazines can all be placed in one container for curbside pickup.


Navigation Bullet Ocean County Hazardous Material Disposal

imageMaterials accepted at the household hazardous waste collection sites are: paints, thinners, boat paints, solvents, pool chemicals, pesticides and herbicides, aerosol cans, auto products, toilet and drain cleaners, silver polishes, oven cleaners, photographic chemicals, rug and upholstery cleaners, polishes and bleaches, waste oil and used gasoline. Pre-Registration Is Required. Additional information can be found on the county website at Link or by calling 1-800-55-RECYCLE.

The Spring dates, times and locations for the 2020 collection are:

Lakewood March 29, 2020 732-367-0802
Stafford Saturday May 9, 2020 609-978-0913
Toms River Saturday June 13,2020 732-506-5047

Flyer Pdf File
Online Registration available at Ocean County Solid Waste ManagementExternal Link



Navigation Bullet Ocean County Document Shredding

imageThe truck has an 8,000-pound capacity. Residents are limited to six boxes or bags each day. Commercial documents will not be accepted. Paper clips and staples do not have to be removed from the documents. Registration not required and the service is free, check flyer for locations and times

2020 Schedule to be posted. Various Locations


Navigation Bullet Route 35 North and South DOT Maintenance Reporting

To report potholes, tall grass, litter, debris, or a problem with a traffic light on Route 35 North or Route 35 South Please click on the link below. This is not for side roads or Bay Boulevard. Thank You.
DOT Pothole Report Link


Navigation Bullet Ocean County Recycling

OC Recycles LogoExternal Link

Pdf File Ocean County Recycles Newsletter (PDF) External Link - This newsletter is published quarterly and provides information on current activities and events occurring in Ocean County’s Solid Waste Management Program. To be placed on the mailing list, please call the Department of Solid Waste Management at
732-506-5047 or e-mail them at Link


Navigation Bullet Ocean County Recycling Guide

OC LogoDear Ocean County resident, Ocean County takes great pride in protecting its environment and we commend you, our citizens, for continuing to do your part in taking care of our natural surroundings. In this guide you will see we have made some changes in our recycling programs including extending the time period of household hazardous waste collections and residential paper shredding. I am hopeful these changes will make the programs more convenient for you and will encourage additional participation. This guide is a useful tool that can answer many of your solid waste disposal and recycling questions. As we approach the summer months, I want to remind you and all of our visitors that recycling happens year round and there is no vacation from recycling. Again, I want to thank you for respecting the environment by participating in the many programs we provide so that items are disposed of safely and properly and the environment remains protected. James F. Lacey, Freeholder Download Recycling Guide Pdf File



Boardwalk Sweeping