Department of Public Works

 

 

805 13th Avenue
 Belmar, NJ 07719
 Phone: (732)-681-0452 | Fax: (732)-681-6631
Email: DPW@belmar.com  Hours: Mon-Fri 7:00am-3:00pm

Michael B. Campbell, CPWM - Superintendent of Public Works

John Maguire, CPWM - Assistant Superintendent 

Mission Statement

To preserve and enhance the quality of the physical environment through the prompt, cost-effective and courteous delivery of services that protects the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens, and to maintain and improve Belmar’s infrastructure.

   

 

The Belmar DPW would like to remind residents that they need to use a 32 GALLON RECYCLING CONTAINER WITH A LID on Mondays for recycling pick-ups.
Starting Monday, January 13th, cans that are without a lid or EXCEED 32 Gallons will not be picked up.
Containers will not be provided.
 
The ordinance allows 5 containers per home up to 32 gallons, marked recycling and with a lid. Wheels and attached lids are acceptable and preferred.
Any questions or concerns, Please Contact D.P.W. at 732-681-0452

Thank you - Belmar DPW

 

Belmar now uses Recycle Coach!

 

Garbage & Recycling Pickup

Attention: Recycling pick-ups are now on MONDAYS

For questions or concerns regarding your waste collections, please phone the Belmar Department of Public Works or the awarded contractor listed above.

 If your garbage or recycling container exceeds 32 gallons or 50 pounds the sanitation men will NOT pick up either, pursuant to Boro Ordinance 2002-16.

 Please do not place trash at curb earlier than 6 pm the night before and no later than 5 am on the day of collection.

Empty receptacles must be removed from the curbside 12 hours after collection.


Location

Garbage Pick-up

Recycling

Ocean Ave to B Street

**Monday & Thursday

Monday

B Street to E Street
West of E Street

Tuesday & Friday
Wednesday & Saturday

Monday
Monday

** Multiple dwellings from 1st – 5th Ave., Ocean Ave. to ‘B‘ Street with dumpsters, will be emptied on Tuesdays & Fridays.

 

Recycling pick-ups that fall on holidays will be collected the next day. 

Those dates are:
 
January 20th (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
February 17th (Presidents Day)
May 25th (Memorial Day)
September 7th (Labor Day)
October 12th (Columbus Day)

 

PLASTIC BAGS CANNOT BE USED IN YOUR RECYCLING CAN. RECYCLING MUST BE PLACED LOOSE INSIDE THE CONTAINER. RECYCLING THAT DOES NOT CONFORM TO THE COUNTY'S REQUIREMENTS WILL NOT BE PICKED UP.

If you would like more information regarding Monmouth County's recycling procedures please click HERE

There will NOT be a sanitation pickup on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

Belmar Recycling Center

16th Ave W. Railroad Ave
Phone: (732) 681-0452
Monday to Saturday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sundays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

MONMOUTH COUNTY RECYCLING GUIDE

The Belmar Recycling center is open and staffed 7 days a week with the exception of most observed holidays. The use of the facility is for Belmar residents only. Upon arrival please be prepared 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: Belmar tax or water bill, car registration or insurance card, Household bill, i.e. telephone or cable.

You can also bring brush yard waste (no leaves) that has been removed from your property.

Please note: The following recycled materials may be dropped off at the Recycling Center: Plastics, Glass Bottles and Jugs Aluminum (washed – no caps), Magazines & Junk Mail, Colored Paper (placed in cans at Center), Cardboard & Brown Paper Bags (flattened -no food stains), Office Paper & Computer Paper (white and off-white only) and Motor Oil (1 gallon per visit to Recycling Center).

Please see the recycling attendant if you have questions as to where certain items are placed. Other helpful links on recycling available on the County's website

Bulk Sticker Pickup

Stickers may be purchased either at Borough Hall, located at 601 Main Street, or at the Recycling Center, located at Railroad Avenue and 16th Avenue.

Up to 3 bulk waste items may be place out on your second scheduled trash pickup day. Bulk items must be affixed with one sticker per twenty-five pounds or as per the schedule below.  The weight of the items listed in this schedule are estimated weights formulated by the Department of Public Works. If any item not on this schedule is being placed for collection, the person placing the item should estimate the total weight of the item (in pounds) and divide that figure by 25 to arrive at the number of stickers required for that item. Any person unable to estimate the weight of an item may call the Department of Public Works at 732-681-0452 or email DPW@belmar.com for an estimate. Please see the below schedule which indicates the number of stickers required for each bulk item.

Sofa - 4

Sofa Bed - 6

Mattress - 3

Box Spring - 2

Air Conditioner - 15

Refrigerator - 15

Washing Machine - 6

Freezer - 15

Dryer - 4

LIMIT OF 3 ITEMS PER PICKUP

 

Do not place televisions on the curb, Sanitation will not pick them up. Televisions must be brought to the recycling center and placed in the proper bin with the correct amount of bulk stickers.  We provide our residents with a safe, convenient way to recycle unwanted electronic waste such as; computers, televisions, VCRs, stereos, copiers, fax machines and other common electronic products.

Prior to placing any white metals such as refrigerators and/or air conditioning units to the curb, you must contact us with your address, type of unit and when you will be putting it curbside. The waste collection company will not pick up any unit containing chlorofluorocarbons (which requires 15 bulk stickers). We do not accept construction material or fencing of any kind.


Household Hazardous Waste

Monmouth County Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Center
Address: 3211 Shafto Rd, Tinton Falls, NJ 07753
Phone: (732) 683-8686 ext. 8967

Hours:
Tuesday and Wednesday: 11:00am to 4:00pm
Friday: 11:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am to 4:00pm
(Closed Monday, Thursday, and all major holidays)

The environmentally sound management of hazardous waste helps protect human health and the environment. Some of these products include paints, stains, varnishes, cleaners, polishes, automotive products, pesticides, and herbicides. The used or leftover contents of these products are often referred to as “household hazardous waste” and require special care to dispose of them.  Improper disposal of household hazardous waste can include pouring them down the drain, onto the ground, into storm sewers, or putting them out with the trash.

Please note: This facility is open to Monmouth County residents only. There will be NO appointment required to drop off materials at the facility. The facility limits residents to 20 gallons of liquid or 200 pounds of dry material per visit. Liquid containers limited to 5-gallon size maximum. Solid packages limited to 50lb. weight maximum. NO business or commercially generated waste materials accepted. Asbestos, ammunition, fireworks, gunpowder, boat flares, radioactive materials (smoke detectors), medical waste, and medical sharps are not permitted for disposal at the facility. Monmouth County reserves the right to reject participants and/or materials at its sole discretion. For more information call (732) 683-8686 ext. 5210

Asbestos - Call Solid Waste Enforcement (Swet) at 732-683-8686 ext.5658

Ammunition, Fireworks, Gunpowder, Boar Flares (12-gauge Shotegun shell type) - Call your local Police Department.

Smoke Detectors:
Firex: 800-445-8299
First Alert: 800-323-8005
Kiddie: 800-880-6788
Medical Waste (sharps) - Call your nearest hospital or check with your pharmacist.
Brush Pickup

Belmar offers residents a seasonal brush collection service. The Dept. of Public Works picks up brush on the “first Monday” of every month from April until November. Townwide brush pickup is only on a scheduled basis. 

 

Brush pick-up dates for 2020

April 6th, May 4th, June 1st, July 6th, August 3rd, September 8th (Tuesday pick-up due to Labor Day), October 5th, and November 2nd

 

Brush collection includes limbs, branches (diameter of 6" or less and cut into 4 ft. sections), sticks, twigs, and some types of shrub trimmings. If you missed the scheduled collection date, the brush can be brought to the Recycling Center. To ensure pickup of the brush (during the appropriate season) it must be loose at the curb no later than 7:00 A.M. on the Monday morning of the collection week and no earlier than the Friday before collection. If the brush is in bags or any other container it will not be picked up.

Please note: Grass clippings are to be mulched and left in your yard. Residents who utilize a private landscape service, the contractor is responsible for hauling away yard waste and trimmings from the property. This is not a tree or wooden fence removal service. In case of any emergency repairs please do not cover any utility caps.

Leaf Pickup

The purpose of the leaf collections program is to help alleviate the abundance of leaves that will cover the street and clog the storm drains. It is not intended to be a lawn service that ensures all your leaves will be collected from your lawn. We will do the best we can with one pass down your street.

Leaves are picked up, weather dependent, in October, November, and December and beginning again in April and May.  This is a voluntary program, residents preferring to compost leaves or dispose of on their own property, may do so. Leaf pickup is subject to change. Residents should rake their leaves into the curb lanes for collection.

Public Works offers these tips for successful leaf collections:

  • Leaves must be raked and put into a pile curbside prior to collection.  

  • Bagged leaves will not be accepted.

  • Please do not rake leaves into the roadway, as this obstructs drainage.

  • Do not put leaves in plastic bags - empty them into the curb lane. Leaves are composted but plastic bags do not decompose

  • Do not put any brush or branches in the leaf piles. Keep these items separate between the curb and sidewalk.

  • Keep piles 1' into the street, away from the curb. This helps ensure the equipment can collect all of the leaves and protects the equipment from being damaged.

  • Keep piles away from sewer grates, storm drains, and low hanging trees.

  • Consider mulching leaves in place as an alternative way to handle leaves on your property.

Potholes

You can request pothole repair services by calling the Department of Public Works office at 732-681-0452 or by email at DPW@belmar.com. Please indicate the pothole location (i.e. address, intersection) and describe the severity of the problem (i.e. depth, width, number of potholes).

Snow Removal

The Snow Team clears streets of snow and ice to promote safe vehicular travel. Residential and commercial property owners are asked to clear their sidewalks within 24 hours of a storm’s end so pedestrians can walk safely.

If the weather prediction indicates a significant accumulation of snow, the Mayor may declare a snow emergency, and parking will be prohibited on streets that are designated as snow emergency routes (signs with red lettering are posted along these routes). This will allow the Snow Crew to clear the streets curb-to-curb. In general, rush-hour streets also are snow emergency routes.

An announcement of a snow emergency declaration will be made prior to the snow emergency going into effect to give motorists an opportunity to find alternative legal parking spaces. Once a snow emergency is in effect, vehicles parked along these routes will be ticketed and towed.

Public Works Geese Chaser

Belmar Public Works is requesting the help of our residents and guests in contacting the DPW when they observe geese in our parks. The contact number for Daytime is 732-681-0452 and for the weekend and after hours 732-749-6325.

There is a constant Canadian Geese problem in Belmar on all its public land.  Canadian Geese leave about 3 pounds of fecal matter per goose per day. This problem for years was handled by “Cam” a Border Collie who recently passed. As a result of this void, the Public Works Department has a trained German Shepherd who will herd and harass the geese to discourage permanent residency in our parks.  Our new geese chaser is named “Sasha” and she is handled by the DPW Superintendent Michael Campbell.

Beach Cleaning

The Belmar Department of Public Works provides safe, fast, and efficient beach cleaning 7 days a week throughout the summer season. We have daily Beach Crews in Gators seasonally from 6:00 am until 10:00 pm and additional Beach Crews cleaning the beach and street areas (when the time allotted down to B Street) from 6:00 am until 11:00 am. Our Beach Lavatories are open and attended from 9:00 am until 9:00 pm 7 days a week, weather permitting. Belmar Public Works also cleans the beaches daily throughout the summer season with a tractor mounted Bach Rake. By scooping and sifting out debris from the sand, this helps keep our beautiful beaches clean and free of seaweed, glass, shells, plastic, rocks, plus all sorts of debris and litter. Our Beach Rake has also been used to help clean up after Hurricane Sandy.

Marina

905 Hwy 35, Belmar, NJ 07719
732-681-2266
jpalkoski@belmar.com
Summer Hours: 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM 7 Days a Week
Winter Hours: 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday to Friday

The Belmar Marina is one of the premier marinas along the Atlantic coast. Less than a half-mile from the ocean, with 7' mean low water depth, floating concrete docks, full security, and services, there is no better place to tie up. Only steps away from our town’s downtown and its many shops and restaurants, from casual to fine dining. Belmar’s magnificent beaches are a mere 8 blocks away—a short and easy walk that will take you through the residential neighborhoods of this quaint and beautiful town.

The Belmar Department of Public Works is also responsible for managing the Belmar Marina. From grounds maintenance to the boat slips, the Public Works works 7 days a week during the summer months to provide a clean and friendly marina experience. Recent projects completed by the Public Works includes the installation of the Diving Stairs and the complete construction of the new bathroom trailer, both located at Maclearie Park. The Dept. of Public Works also installed the Kayak Storage Racks by L Street Beach which has a limited amount of space available. We have a gate attendant working the boat ramp in the summer seasons who have tokens available for purchase. For more information on the Belmar Marina please visit the website by clicking here.

Street Sweeper

Belmar Public Works cleans our streets with a powerful Ravo 5 series sweeper weather permitting between March 1 and October 31. Our sweepers operate along residential streets where signs are posted restricting parking during street sweeping hours.

Public Works offers these tips for a successful street sweeping operation:

  • Pick up the litter, brush, and trash along your curb and around your property, rather than sweeping these items into the gutter which eventually end up in our river.

  • Residential property owners are responsible for maintaining the sidewalks and tree box spaces around their property.

  • Use the street litter and recycling cans as you walk along the town's commercial streets. The litter cans are for pedestrian trash only, not household trash.

  • Avoid a street sweeping ticket by obeying the parking (No Parking Street Cleaning) signs along residential streets so sweeping can be effective.

  • Motorists are urged to obey the signs when parking in these areas during the posted overnight sweeping hours.

 

Sunday

Main St. / 10th Ave. / Mall / Ocean Ave.

Monday

Main St. / 10th Ave. / Mall / Ocean Ave.

Monday

16th Ave. - 11th. Ave.

Tuesday

Main St. / 10th Ave. / Mall / Ocean Ave.

Tuesday

10th. Ave. - 6th. Ave.

Wednesday

17th Ave. - North Blvd

Wednesday

Main St. / 10th Ave. / Mall / Ocean Ave.

Thursday

Main St. / 10th Ave. / Mall / Ocean Ave.

Thursday

West of Main Street / 17th Ave. South-North Blvd.

Friday

Inlet Terrace - 5th Ave.

Friday

Main St. / 10th Ave. / Mall / Ocean Ave.

Saturday

Main St. / 10th Ave. / Mall / Ocean Ave.

If you have any questions, please contact Belmar DPW

Phone:732-681-0452

Email: DPW@belmar.com

Please leave a detailed message.