Department of Public Works
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Phil Roux
Director of Public Works

Lakewood, an area of 26 square miles, has 217 miles of Township streets. The Public Works Department is responsible for the maintenance and repair of Township roads and storm sewers, Township parks and open space, snowplowing of Township streets, leaf and brush collection, garbage and recycling collection and tire, refrigerator and appliances that contain refrigerants collection.

Latest Updates

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO RESIDENTS FROM PUBLIC WORKS RE: AVALABILITY OF CANS
2020-222 Resolution Adopting a Green Purchasing Policy Program
2021 Recycling Program - What can be put in your recycle bin
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FAQS

How do I add the new Public Works Mobile 3-1-1 to my mobile device's home screen?
Please visit the Department Public Works download center to find step-by-step instructions on how to add Mobile 311 to your mobile device's home screen.
How does bulk trash pickup work?
Bulk trash collection of non-recyclables and bulky collection of recyclables (metal, wood and brush) will be picked up once a month, in accordance with the following schedule:

Area 1: 1st Friday of the month
Northwest corner bounded by Township Lines and railroad on east and Lake Carasaljo on the south.

Area 2: 2nd Friday of the month
Northeast corner bounded by railroad on the west and south branch of Metadaconk on the south.

Area 3: 3rd Friday of the month
Southwest section bounded by Lake Carasaljo on north and Route 9 and Massachussetts Ave. south of Cross Street on the east.

Area 4: 4th Friday of the month
Southwest section bounded by the south branch of the Metadaconk on the north and Route 9. Massachussetts Avenue south of Cross Street is on the west.

Please see the map for reference.

Residents placing bulky trash materials at the curbside must call Public Works no later than the day before. No pickup is made unless you call, whereupon your address is put on the list and you are told what date to put out your bulky trash for pickup. Bulky trash may be placed at the curb the Saturday before the scheduled pickup, not before.
Where can I report a streetlight outage?
If you notice a street light or public area light is out, please complete a report at JCP&Ls website
What day should I put out my garbage/recycling if there's a holiday?
If the Holiday falls on Monday, no pick up on Monday. Monday's pick up will be on Tuesday, Tuesday's pick up will be on Wednesday, Wednesday's pick up will be Thursday, Thursday's pick up will be on Friday. No bulk pick up for that week.

If the Holiday falls on Tuesday, Monday's pick up will be on Monday. No pick on Tuesday. Tuesday's pick up will be on Wednesday, Wednesday's pick up will be on Thursday, Thursday's pick up will be on Friday. No bulk pick up for that week

If the Holiday falls on Wednesday, Monday's pick up will be on Monday, Tuesday's pick up will be on Tuesday. No pick up on Wednesday. Wednesday's pick up will be on Thursday, Thursday's pick up will be on Friday. No bulk pick up for that week.

If the Holiday falls on Thursday, Monday's pick up will be on Monday, Tuesday's pick up will be on Tuesday, Wednesday's pick up will be on Wednesday. No pick up on Thursday. Thursday's pick up will be on Friday. No bulk pick up for that week.

If the Holiday falls on Friday, Monday's pick up will be on Monday. Tuesday's pick up will be on Tuesday. Wednesday's pick up will be on Wednesday, Thursday's pick up will be on Thursday. No bulk pick up for that week.

Any week that has a Holiday, there will be not be a bulk pick up that same week.
THE INFORMATION ABOVE MAY ALSO BE FOUND IN THE "DOWNLOAD CENTER" SECTION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS PAGE OF THE TOWNSHIP WEBSITE
On which holidays is there no garbage pickup?
The Lakewood Township observes the following holidays: New Years Day, Martin Luther King's Birthday, Lincoln's Birthday, President's Day/Washington's Birthday, Good Friday, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Election Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day, day after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
Where should I place the leaves for pickup?
Leaves should be raked to the street curbline, 10 feet from the storm drain. Leaves mixed with wood, brush, or dirt will not be picked up.
When are leaves picked up?
The pickup schedule is as follows:

The change is:
Zone 1 pick up the 1st week in November and December
Zone 2 pick up the 2nd week in November and December
Zone 3 pick up the 3rd week in November and December
Zone 4 pick up the 4th week in November and December

To schedule a leaf pickup after December 31, please call the Department of Public Works at 732-905-3405.
Can I place my bins at the curb the day before pickup?
No household waste or recyclables are to be placed at the curb before 5:00 pm the night before pickup, or after 7:00 am the day of pickup. Containers must be removed from the curb by 6:00 pm the same day of collection.
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Contact
The Department of Public Works

One America Avenue
Lakewood, NJ 08701
732-905-3405
732-367-5401
Office Hours: 8 AM - 3:30 PM

Drop-Off Location Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8:00AM - 3:00PM

Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Note: If this is an OPRA request it must be sent to the Township Clerk
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