Department of Public Works



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

Billy Musto - Superintendent of Public Works


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.




Belmar now uses Recycle Coach!


Garbage & Recycling Pickup

Attention: As of 1/1/2023 recycling pick-ups will now be collected by DeLisa Waste Services, 732-988-2525, on THURSDAYS.

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.


Garbage Pick-up


Ocean Ave to B Street

**Monday & Thursday


B Street to E Street
West of E Street

Tuesday & Friday
Wednesday & Saturday


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




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

There will NOT be a sanitation/recycling collection 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


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 (#1, #2, and #5), Glass Bottles and Jugs, Aluminum cans & foil (rinsed & clean), Magazines & Junk Mail, Colored Paper (placed in cans at Center), Cardboard & Brown Paper Bags (flattened), 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 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 (must be in a bag or wrapped in plastic)

Box Spring - 2 (must be in a bag or wrapped in plastic)

Air Conditioner - 15

Refrigerator - 15

Washing Machine - 6

Freezer - 15

Dryer - 4



Matresses and box springs must be wrapped in plastic or in a mattress bag.

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


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 Shotgun 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 2024

April 1st, 2024

May 6th, 2024

June 3rd, 2024

July 1st, 2024

August 5th, 2024

September 3rd, 2024  (picked up on Tuesday due to holiday)

October 7th, 2024

November 4th, 2024

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.  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.





You can request pothole repair services by calling the Department of Public Works office at 732-681-0452 or by email at 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.



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.




905 Hwy 35, Belmar, NJ 07719




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 15 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.



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


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


16th Ave. - 11th. Ave.


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


10th. Ave. - 6th. Ave.


17th Ave. - North Blvd


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


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


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


Inlet Terrace - 5th Ave.


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


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

If you have any questions, please contact Belmar DPW



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