BELMAR, NJ — With the start of the new year, Belmar's recyclables will be picked up every Monday, beginning January 6.

That’s when the borough's Department of Public Works will be taking over recycling collection. In November, the borough council handed over recycling responsibilities to the department after it received a sole bid of $1.1 million from DeLisa Waste Services for a new five-year contract— climbing nearly 193 percent from the borough's current $377,688 pact with the Tinton Falls-based trash hauler.

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Since DeLisa will continue to provide regular garbage pickup, there will be no change to that weekly schedule, which is as follows:

  • From Ocean Avenue to B Street: Monday and Thursday.
  • West of B Street: Tuesday and Friday.
  • Locations with multiple dwellings from First to Fifth Avenue, and Ocean Avenue to B Street: Tuesday and Friday.

Residents are reminded to make sure collection receptacles are out at the curb by 6 a.m. on all pickup days.

In addition to curbside recycling collection on Mondays, the borough’s recycling center, located off West Railroad Avenue from 16th Avenue, is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday.

The facility is open to Belmar residents only. Upon arrival, be ready to show the attendant proof of residency. A current driver's license with your present address and/or any of the following items that must indicate a current date: car registration or insurance card, household bill, i.e. telephone or cable.

Visit the borough’s website, where the Recycle Coach provides recycling and garbage collection schedules based on addresses, as well as information on recycling rules, including what is and what is not recyclable. There is also a link on the website to obtain the free Recycle Coach app from the Apple and Google Play stores.

For more information about recycling or regular trash collection, call the public works department at 732-681-0452 or email DPW@belmar.com.

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