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Public Works

Contact Information


571 Petersburg Road
P.O. Box 204
Dennisville, NJ 08214


Monday – Friday
6:00 am to 2:00 pm
Closed on Holidays

Trash and Recycling questions or problems (not picked up, holiday schedule, etc.) call Pineland Construction & Recycling, LLC: 609-263-1997.

If your trash and recycling day falls on the following observed Holiday, your collection will be moved to the next business day.

Pineland Construction & Recycling Observed Holidays:
• New Year’s Day
• Thanksgiving Day
• Christmas Day

Bulk, Leaf and Brush Collection questions or problems (not picked up, holiday schedule, etc.) call Dennis Township Public Works: 609-861-5309.

If your bulk trash, leaf, or brush collection day falls on the following observed Holiday, your collection will be moved to the next business day.

Township Observed Holidays:
New Year’s Day • MLK Day • President’s Day • Good Friday • Memorial Day • Independence Day • Labor Day • Columbus Day • Veteran’s Day • Thanksgiving Day • Day after Thanksgiving • Christmas Eve • Christmas Day

Collection Information

Dennis Township Public Works Area Map

This map displays the collection areas for bulk trash, leaves, brush and other public works operations.

Area 1

From Johnson’s Mill Pond north, including NW Dennis, Eldora & Belleplain.

Area 2

From Johnson’s Mill Pond south, including all of Dennisville and part of South Dennis, including all roads branching off of Route 47. Route 83 to and including Dennis Creek Village. Dennisville Road from Route 83 to intersection of Hagen Road and Dennisville Road.

Area 3

Remainder of Route 83, Route 9 south from intersection of Route 9 and Route 83, all of Kings Highway to Woodbine-Ocean View Road, Dennisville Road from intersection with Hagan Road to intersection with Main Street in South Seaville, Hagen Road, North & South Ravenwood Drive, and all roads branching off of these roads.

Area 4

Route 9 north of intersection with Route 83, all roads east of Route 9, Corson’s Tavern Road, Woodbine-Ocean View Road, Main Street in South Seaville, DeVaul’s Lane, Tompkins Lane, Alexander Way, and all roads branching off of these roads.

Brush Collection

Brush Collection Schedule

This is approximate as this service is weather and load dependent. Updates to this schedule will be made on the Public Works webpage, as needed. Residents are asked to have their brush placed curbside 6:00 a.m. on the following collection dates to guarantee pickup:

  • Area 1 – Fall 2023: 9/18/2023 & 10/16/2023; Spring 2024: 2/26/2024; 3/25/2024 & 4/22/2024
  • Area 2 – Fall 2023: 9/25/2023 & 10/23/2023; Spring 2024: 3/4/2024; 4/1/2024 & 4/29/2024
  • Area 3 – Fall 2023: 10/2/2023 & 10/30/2023; Spring 2024: 3/11/2024; 4/8/2024 & 5/6/2024
  • Area 4 – Fall 2023: 10/10/2023 & 11/6/2023; Spring 2024: 3/18/2024; 4/15/2024 & 5/13/2024

NOTE: Collections are weather-dependent, so collections will be delayed if there are severe weather conditions.  Collections will resume when the weather improves.  Residents are reminded that brush piles are not to exceed 4’x4’x8′ in compliance with Township Ordinance.

General Schedule Information

Brush collection will occur in March, April, May, September and October. No exceptions. Wood chips resulting from the recycling of brush will be available to Dennis Township residents without charge. Please call 861-5309 to make arrangements.

Brush Collection Rules & Regulations

Due to the enormous participation of this service, and in compliance with Township Ordinance, the total pile of brush for each residence must not exceed 4 feet in height, 4 feet in depth, and 8 feet in length. As a standard guideline, this size is approximately the same as the bed of a standard pick-up truck. When a pile exceeds 4′ X 8′ X 4′ only that much of the pile will be collected.

  • Brush must be placed curbside by 6:00 a.m. the day of collection.
  • Brush must be clean, no nails, bolts, string, etc.
  • Long branches to be placed in neat piles for chipping.
  • Branches must not exceed 6 inches in diameter.
  • Residents must dispose of brush resulting from lot clearing or tree removal.
  • Builders are responsible for disposing of their own brush.
  • Grass and leaves are not considered brush.

Trash & Recycling Collection

(One bulk item per week may be included with trash)

Collection Days

Area 1: every Monday
Area 2: every Tuesday
Area 3: every Wednesday
Area 4: every Thursday

Rules & Regulations

  • All trash and recycling items must be separated and placed curbside by 6:00 a.m. on the day of collection.
  • All trash must be sealed or tied in plastic bags or in plastic or metal containers with lids, exterior handles and drainage holes in bottom.
  • Recycling containers must be labeled.
  • No trash will be collected in cardboard boxes.
  • No trash containers weighing over 50 pounds will be collected.
  • No trash will be collected in 55 gallon drums.
  • No construction materials will be collected.
  • Trash and recycling is not to be placed curbside earlier than the night before collection.
  • Businesses are responsible for their own disposal.

How To Recycle

  • Rinsed glass, plastic and metal containers are to be placed in the same reusable container (plastic or metal). No plastic or paper bags.
  • Cardboard and paper can be placed curbside in paper bags, corrugated boxes or reusable containers (metal or plastic).
  • Used motor oil must be put in clear 1-gallon containers (milk jugs preferably with screw on lids) and brought to the Public Works garage on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please call 861-5309 first.

What To Recycle

  • Non-soiled pizza boxes (soiled put in the trash).
  • Pasta/Rice Boxes.
  • Beer, Soda, Cereal and Detergent Boxes.
  • Gift Boxes, Shoe Boxes.
  • Glass food and beverage bottles and jars.
  • Household plastic containers (food, beverage, soap, detergent, health and beauty aids having a #1 or #2 recycling symbol).
  • No automotive fluid containers.
  • Aluminum and steel plated cans, (fruit, vegetable, fish and pet food cans, and bi-metal cans including non-aluminum beverage cans).
  • Clean mixed paper products (junk mail, news papers, magazines and corrugated cardboard).
  • Used motor oil**
  • Automotive batteries**
  • Any items not listed are considered non-recyclable, if any questions call the Department of Public Works at 861-5309.
  • The list of recyclable and non-recyclable material is provided to the Township by the CMCMUA. The Township can only collect those items accepted by the CMCMUA.

** Remember that we will not collect any hazardous materials at the curbside. You must store these materials and dispose of them through the MUA.

The proper and legal disposal of unwanted paints, thinners, varnishes and other hazardous household materials is done twice a year by taking them to the Cape May County Municipal Authority’s hazardous materials collection location. The MUA advertises this collection in area newspapers and they do a mailing to all county residents. For further information, contact the MUA at 465-9026. There are two collections each year, one in early spring and the other in fall.

What Not To Recycle

  • Soiled Pizza Boxes (non-soiled can be recycled), Waxed Boxes.
  • Paper Cups and Plates.
  • Paper Towels, Tissues, Napkins or Diapers.
  • Plastic-Coated (Wax) Paper or Cardboard.
  • Food Contaminated Paper or Cardboard.
  • Gum Wrappers, Candy Wrappers.
  • Cardboard Milk Cartons
  • Carbon Paper, Photographic Paper, Paper with Heavy Paint or Crayon, Photographs, Pendaflex Folders.
  • Hardback Books, Cigarette Packs
  • Sandpaper, Wood or Glass.
  • Styrofoam in any form.
  • Automotive fluid containers.

Cape May County Curbside Recycling Program flier

Leaf Collection

Collection Schedule

Residents are asked to have their leaves placed curbside 6:00 a.m. on the following collection dates to guarantee pickup:

  • Area 1 – 11/13/2023; 12/11/2023 & 4/22/2024
  • Area 2 – 11/20/2023; 12/26/2023 & 4/29/2024
  • Area 3 – 11/27/2023; 1/8/2024 & 5/6/2024
  • Area 4 – 12/4/2023; 1/22/2024 & 5/13/2024

The THIRD round of leaf collection will be the final pick up for the season.

NOTE: Collections are weather-dependent, so collections will be delayed if there are severe weather conditions.  Collections will resume when the weather improves.

Rules & Regulations

  • NO Dirt, Stones, Trash, Brush, Branches, Twigs or Debris With Leaves (These Items Will Ruin Our Vacuum).
  • NO Bagged Leaves Will Be Picked Up.
  • MUST Be Curbside in a Row By First Day of Scheduled Collection Week.
  • Leaves Will be Collected ONE Time Only on Each Residential Street, NO Return Trips.
  • Leaves MUST be no More Than 6 Feet From Edge of Road or Black Top.
  • Do NOT put Leaves inside a fence, around mailboxes, inside bags or boxes, on hills, at the edge of the road or at the intersection of two roads.
  • We Cannot Collect Leaves If There Are Twigs, Debris, Dirt, Stones, Brush or Branches Mingled With Leaves.

Bulk Trash Collection

Collection Days

Residents are permitted to put out one (1) household bulk item weekly, to be picked up with their trash, on their regular scheduled day of trash pick-up.  Additionally, all areas receive once a month large item collection on their designated Friday.

Area 1: First Friday each month
Area 2: Second Friday each month
Area 3: Third Friday each month
Area 4: Fourth Friday each month

All areas will receive once a month large item collection on their designated Friday.

If your bulk trash day falls on a Holiday, your collection will be moved to the following Monday.

  • Items must be placed curbside by 6:00 a.m. on day of collection.
  • Items should not be placed out more than 24 hours before scheduled pick up.
  • No construction or landscaping materials, tires, or auto parts.
  • No refrigerators, freezers and washers (WHITE GOODS)
  • No large exercise machines

Accepted Items

  • Refrigerators, freezers and washers (WHITE GOODS)
  • Mixed Rigid Plastics are hard or rigid plastic items, not film or flexible plastic.
  • Plastic buckets with or without metal handles (empty)
  • Plastic milk/soda crates
  • Plastic laundry baskets
  • Plastic lawn furniture
  • Plastic landscape & microwave trays
  • Plastic totes (any size)
  • Plastic drums (any size)
  • Plastic toys & playhouses
  • Plastic children’s electronics
  • Plastic pet carriers
  • Plastic pallets
  • Plastic coolers
  • Plastic shelving
  • Plastic closet organizers
  • Plastic dish drainers
  • Plastic flower pots (no soil)
  • Plastic traffic signs
  • Empty garbage cans (any size)
  • CD’s & DVD’s (and cases)
  • VHS tapes
  • Blister packs
  • 5 gallon water bottles

Electronic Equipment

  • Computer housing (no circuits)
  • Monitors
  • Computers (CPU)
  • Keyboards, Mice
  • Printers, Scanners
  • Telephone Systems
  • Cell Phones
  • Laptops & Peripherals
  • Networking Equipment
  • Mainframes
  • Servers, Terminals
  • Word Processors
  • Electric Typewriters
  • FAX Machines
  • Copiers (desktop size)
  • Televisions, VCR’s
  • Stereos, Radios
  • MP3 Players
  • Video Games/Systems
  • Cabling

Automotive Plastics

  • Bumpers
  • Bed liners (pickup trucks)
  • Grills
  • Side-view mirrors
  • Headlights & rear lights
  • Hubcaps


  • Construction or landscaping materials
  • Tires
  • Large exercise machine
  • Automotive parts
  • Propane tanks
  • Gallon paint containers
  • PVC Pipe/Tubing, Vinyl Siding
  • Plastic Film (grocery bags & stretch film)
  • Glass, Metal, Wood, Paper, Clothes
  • Styrofoam
  • Ploy-coated Paper (orange juice and milk cartons)
  • Flexible Water Hoses
  • Hazardous Material
  • Medical Waste
  • Narrow-neck liquid containers
  • Used small mouth containers
  • Small plastic containers (yogurt cups, PET/HDPE Bottles, etc.)
  • Oil/Chemical Containers


Residents must have their items placed curbside by 6:00 a.m. on their collection dates to guarantee pickup. This is approximate as these services are weather and load dependent. Updates to these schedules will be made, as needed, and posted on the Public Works webpage.