South Bound Brook Department of Public Works

Superintendent – Kenneth Pine


Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 6:00 am until 2:30 pm


The entire town has their garbage picked up on Thursday’s. Residents can put out up to three (3) cans of garbage at the curb line after 6:30 pm on Wednesday evening.

Trash collection is managed by a private company, not the department of public works. If your trash has not been collected, please call 973-377-3926


Single Stream Recycling is collected every other Thursday. If you
require additional information about the recycling program, contact the County Recycling Department at 732-469-3363.
Recycling carts must be placed within three feet of the curb with the wheels facing your house, after 6:30 pm on Wednesday evening before pickup.

Do not place carts in the street.


All bulky items, i.e. sofa, mattresses, grills, etc., are collected on the second Friday of the following months: February, April, June, August, October, and December.

There are fees associated with a bulk collection.

Please call 732-356-0258 ext. 5 to schedule your collection date.


The new monthly schedule for brush and tree branch collection will be the first and third Friday, year round. Grass clippings will not be accepted.

If collection date falls on a Borough observed holiday, brush collection will automatically be scheduled for the following Friday.

Yard Debris

Yard debris (vegetable plants, weeds, vines and small shrub clippings) will be collected on the fourth Friday of every month beginning on the fourth Friday in May and ending the fourth Friday in December. The material must be in biodegradable bags or containers that do not exceed 35 pounds. Any material in plastic will not be collected. Bags and containers must be free of grass clippings, branches, household trash, and recyclables.

Additional Options for Biodegradable Yard Debris

Another option for biodegradable yard debris is to bring it to the Natures Choice collection site at 136 Foothill Rd in Bridgewater.
Call 732-469-1500 for hours of operations.
This service is free to all borough residents, and proof of residency is required.

Grass Clippings

The Department of Works no longer collects grass clippings.

Homeowners may dispose of grass clippings at the Natures Choice collection site at 136 Foothill Rd in Bridgewater.
Call 732-469-1500 for hours of operations. This service is free to all borough residents, and proof of residency is required.

Spring Clean-up

Spring clean-up begins the first Friday in March and ends on the first Friday in May. All winter debris (leaves, lawn raking, and shrub trimmings) must be placed in biodegradable bags or cans that do not exceed 35 pounds.

If the collection day falls on a holiday or if for some other reason the debris was not collected, the collection will take place the next business day.


Fall leaf collection will begin on the second Monday in October and ends the first Monday in January. Leaves must be placed curbside in biodegradable paper bags or cans. Bags must be free of rocks, trash, sticks, and grass.

The Department of Public Works will collect leaves throughout the entire work week. If leaves are not collected on Monday, please rest assured they will be collected by the week’s end.

Snow Removal

It is mandatory that all vehicles are removed from roadways during a snow event. Vehicle free roadways enable plow vehicles to do curb-to-curb plowing, ensuring safe passage on borough streets.

Sidewalks must be cleared of snow within 12 hours after a snowfall.

When shoveling driveways and sidewalks, do not discard snow on the plowed roadways. The snow will refreeze and create hazardous situations. The Department of Public Works understands the frustration of a cleared driveway being plowed in. Plow operators, however, are doing what is required. If possible, wait for the streets to be cleared prior to cleaning your walkways and driveways.

The Department of Public Works prides itself on maintaining safe roadways and helping residents whenever possible.

Electronic Waste Recycling Moves to Two New Locations
for Somerset County Residents

Residents can recycle electronics free of charge on designated Saturdays and weekdays. Following is a listing of days, locations and times for 2017:

Saturday drop-offs: Jan. 7, Feb. 4, March 4, April 1, May 6, June 3, July 1, Aug. 5, Sept. 9 (due to the Labor Day holiday), Oct. 7, Nov. 4 and Dec. 2 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South County Public Works Garage,
located at 410 Roycefield Rd., Hillsborough, NJ 08844.

Weekday drop-offs: Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the North County Public Works Facility, 411 Chimney Rock Road – north of Route 22 – Building B, Bridgewater, NJ 08807 and the South County Public Works Garage,
410 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844.

For updated information, log on to the county website at