ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ – Beginning July 1, 2010, the Borough’s policy on the collection of BULK has changed. The Borough Sanitation Department will only collect BULK once a month, per zone.

There will be NO BULK pickup on the 3rd, 4th and 5th Saturdays following recycling collection.  BULK collections will be as follows:

Zone 1 – The FIRST Saturday of the month

Zone 2 – the SECOND Saturday of the month

BULK garbage shall mean large household items, excluding building materials, and all similar waste and debris which is not ordinarily generated as household garbage or which may now or in the future be excluded by the Monmouth County Reclamation Center as acceptable residential type garbage. A “reasonable” amount of bulk will be collected. The amount of bulk collected should not be more than the back of a pickup truck – an eight by four area. If your bulk collection takes up more than an eight by four area, you will be required to get a dumpster and have a private company haul away your materials.


The pickup of “white” appliances (refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, air conditioners, microwaves, computers, etc. ) will continue on Fridays but will  be scheduled. Prior to placing any appliance item referred to at curbside for collection, the owner, tenant or resident of the premises shall complete a form at Borough Hall the and pay the required fee,[$15.00 dollars per item] in order to obtain a removal permit. Such permit shall be affixed to the item to be removed by the borough, at the scheduled time.

All appliance, bulk and recycling items placed for collection shall be placed curbside no earlier than 7:00 p.m. on the day before the designated collection day and not later than 6:00 a.m. of the collection day. Before placing any refrigerator or freezer for collection, any doors must be fully removed. Refrigerators and freezers shall be placed for collection with the open side facing up.

You should make every effort to have old appliances hauled away by the vendor you purchased a new appliance from.


The collection of recycled goods, which is mandatory, will continue to be picked- up on Wednesdays with the exception of the 5th Wednesday.

Zone 1 – First and Third Wednesday of the Month

Zone 2 – Second and Fourth Wednesday of the Month


Enforcement: This subsection shall be enforced by the Atlantic Highlands Police Department and/or the Atlantic Highlands Code Enforcement Officer.

Penalties: The penalty for violating any section of this subsection shall be as prescribed in subsection


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