The primary function of the Department of Public Works (DPW) is the maintenance of all city roadways, traffic signs and signals, and right of ways. DPW also handles the repair and maintenance of police cars, fire trucks, and administrative vehicles, including all Department of Public Works trucks and heavy equipment. Ground maintenance of municipal property, recreation fields and firehouses, along with snow removal, is also included.
Office hours are Monday through Friday 7:30AM to 2:30PM except for designated city holidays. All calls may be directed to the main number at 732-721-8100.
During snowstorms, all vehicles should be parked off the road where possible.
If you are experiencing an emergency sewer problem, please contact 9-1-1.
-- IMPORTANT NOTICE --
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
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.
View Trash Collection Schedule & Map Here
Recycling pick up dates will remain the same, as will the procedure for pickup of all Bulk items.
View Recycling Guide Here
*Recycling - If not picked up please call the MCIA recycling hotline @ 1.800.488.6242. Thank you*
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.
**LANDLORDS TAKE NOTE
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.