Garbage, Recycling & Bulk Collection

Starting January 2018, all Middletown residents will be part of the Township-Wide Garbage & Recycling Program.

The new garbage and recycling carts (one of each) will be delivered to your home over the next few weeks.  We will be starting with the Bayshore area on Monday, November 27th and deliveries will continue through December 22nd.  Your carts will be delivered curbside; you do not need to be home to receive them.  Please note there will be an informational flyer inside your new cart.  If the lids are loose, they will form back into shape shortly, simply keep the lid closed.

* Please do not use your new carts until January. *

The Township will be split into two zones (North & South) with the new Program. 

2018 Garbage & Recycling Zones

  • NORTH ZONE = North of State Highway 35

    • Garbage Collection on Mondays & Thursdays (there will not be collection on New Year's Day, collection beginning 1/4/18, then 1/8/18, 1/11/18...)
    • Recycling Collection on alternating Wednesdays (beginning 1/3/18, then 1/17/18, 1/31/18...)
    • Bulk Collection twice per month on 2nd garbage collection day [Thursdays] of the recycling collection week (beginning 1/4/18, then 1/18/18, 2/1/18...)
  • SOUTH ZONE = South of State Highway 35

    • Garbage Collection on Tuesdays & Fridays (beginning 1/2/18, then 1/5/18, 1/9/18...)
    • Recycling Collection on alternating Wednesdays (beginning 1/10/18, then 1/24/18, 2/7/18...)
    • Bulk Collection twice per month on 2nd garbage collection day [Fridays] of the recycling collection week (beginning 1/12/18, then 1/26/18, 2/9/18...)

Garbage & Recycling Program hotline: 732-615-3233

If you have specific questions about the Garbage & Recycling Program, please e-mail recycling@middletownnj.org.

General Curbside Recycling Information

What can I recycle & where do I recycle it? See our comprehensive recycling chart!

If you are currently experiencing poor service by your solid waste or recycling company, please contact the State’s Consumer Affairs Department at (973) 504-6200. Click here to file a complaint online or to fill out a printable form and mail it in to the Division.

7:26H-5.12 Customer Bill of Rights - NJDEP Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste