Trash Collection Routes / Schedule Jan. 1 to June 6 and Sept. 10 to Dec. 31
Section #1 (North) Inlet to 22nd Street (inclusive)- Mondays Only
Section #2 (Middle) 23rd Street to 41st Street (inclusive)- Tuesdays Only
Section #3 (South) 42nd Street to North Side of 80th Street – Wednesdays Only
(All sections are from bay to ocean)
Trash Collection Routes / Schedule June 7 to Sept. 8
Section #1 – Monday and Thursday
Section #2 – Tuesday and Friday
Section #3 – Wednesday and Saturday
Complaints regarding missed collections should be directed to Public Works 967-7697
Recyclables are collected once per week throughout the year on the first trash collection day of the week. (Sec. #1 – Monday; Sec. #2 – Tuesday, and Sec. #3 – Wednesday). Stickers for recyclables and grass may be obtained at the Public Works Office at 15th Street & Dune Drive. The Borough does not supply trash/recycling containers.
CURBSIDE PICKUP AND SIDE YARD RETURN FOR TRASH AND RECYCLABLES PLEASE NOTE:
The County of Cape May will implement a new single-stream recycling policy that allows you to put your recyclables in one container. As of April 1 common household papers, plastics, beverage and food cans, and glass bottles can go into one container. You are permitted an unlimited number of recycle containers for collection. Items that cannot be recycled include beverage cups, paint cans, food contaminated boxes, light bulbs, PVC pipes, styrofoam, etc. Visit www.avalonboro.org.
TRASH AND RECYCLABLES. PLEASE NOTE: (return of empty containers with lids at side of the building in an inconspicuous location)
Trash and Recyclables are to be placed curbside by 7 AM. Trash and recycling will not be collected on these holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day. By Ordinance No. 578-2006, containers shall have a capacity of no greater than thirty-five (35) gallons and a total weight not to exceed fifth (50) pounds each. (as a courtesy, DO NOT put cans in Street). No Bulk items (household furnishings, construction materials) will be collected with trash.
Brush and grass clippings will be picked up on Thursdays. Use of plastic bags or paper bags for clippings is prohibited. When cleaning up leaves or grass, do not put them in the street. WHITE GOODS/METAL/RIGID PLASTIC AND ELECTRONICS can be scheduled for a pickup on Fridays, by calling Public Works at 609-967-7697. As of 1/1/11 electronics must be recycled and can not be put out with household or bulk trash.
RECYCLING IS MANDATORY IN NEW JERSEY. Please recycle (a) all newspaper, magazines, cardboard and office paper (gray – shoe, cereal or food boxes are not recycled) and place in paper bags or reusable containers and (b) all rinsed glass bottles and jars, aluminum and tin cans, and household plastic bottles and place in a container with a “recycling” sticker. Use of plastic bags for recycling is strictly prohibited, except for all shredded paper, which must be placed in clear plastic bags. There is a courtesy trash & recycling collection area at 15th Street off Dune Drive by the Public Works Department. In summer (Memorial Day to Labor Day) it is open Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM, and Saturday & Sunday, 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM. In winter it is open Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM and Sunday, 12 PM to 5 PM, except holidays.
Use of plastic bags for trash also is strictly prohibited unless inside a container with a secure lid. All trash and recycling cans must be permanently labeled with the address of the owner in lettering not less than two inches in height.
BULK ITEMS Borough bulk trash should be set out from: May 4th through May 13th with pickup beginning on May 14th; August 31st through September 9th with pickup beginning on September 10th. All items must be at curbside no later than 7:00 AM. Pick up will begin after 7:00 AM on May 14th and September 10th. Construction and remodeling materials are not collected at any time. If you have any questions, call the Public Works Department at 609-967-7697 (Monday – Friday, 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM.)
Avalon, New Jersey is a “CLEAN COMMUNITIES” City