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Leonard Moffa - Superintendent
City of South Amboy
140 North Broadway
South Amboy, NJ 08879

Phone: (732) 721-8100

2017 Recycling Guide


2017 HOLIDAY GARBAGE SCHEDULE - Click here for the schedule.



Co-Mingled Recyclables Approved for South Amboy Residents

Residents can use current containers.  Your round blue one is a 20 gallon container and this may be used for mixing all materials together as well as the current rectangular container.  Residents may choose to use their own larger container but not more than 32 gallons in size.  Cardboard should be broken down and tied but maximum size has been expanded from 24” x 24” to 48” x 48”.  Newspapers may be mixed in with everything else or may be placed in paper bags or tied.  Plastic bags are not permitted to hold recyclables.

Department of Public Works

Recycling Division


Dear Resident/Property Owner,

Due to drastic decreases in State and Local Aid, City administration must look for every area to trim costs and meet budgetary constraints. Unfortunately, some of these hard choices fall into the area of City services. As one component in the City's plan to cut budget expenditures, the City of South Amboy will revert to one (1) time per week trash pickup effective September 7 th , 2010.

Please refer to the trash collection map which outlines the areas to be collected each day.

Recycling pick up dates will remain the same, as will the procedure for pickup of all Bulk items.

If you are in need of a bulk pickup (appliances, furniture, etc.) you will need to contact the Department of Public Works at 732.721.8100 to schedule the pickup. No more than four (4) items are to placed at the curb at any time and may not be placed for pickup prior to 6pm on the evening before the scheduled pickup date.

Any items placed curbside without authorization from the Department of Public Works will not be collected and may result in fines being assessed under applicable City Ordinances.


Please pass this information on to your tenants .

Any infractions with regard to items left curbside are ultimately the responsibility of the property owner. This includes bulk items left curbside when there is a change in tenancy.

The property owner may be billed by the City for removal of such items when the procedure above is not followed.

Trash Collection Schedule

Municipal Stormwater Plan and Ordinance


Municipal Stormwater Management Plan Revised