Holidays Do Affect Trash and Bulk Pickup in Lakewood

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When holidays fall on Mondays or Tuesdays, garbage and recycling pickup will be pushed back a day (Zone 3 to Thursday and Zone 4 to Friday).   Remember, bulk trash is only collected once a month in your zone so if a holiday occurs on your bulk trash pickup week, you will have to wait until the next month.

The holidays that will affect your trash, recycling, and bulk pick up this year are:

Monday, January 15:             Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Monday, February 12:           Lincoln’s Birthday

Monday, February 19:           Washington’s Birthday/ President’s Day

Friday, March 30:                   Good Friday

Monday, May 28:                   Memorial Day

Wednesday, July 4:                Fourth of July

Monday, September 3:          Labor Day

Monday, October 8:               Columbus Day

Tuesday, November 6:           Election Day

Monday, November 12:         Veteran’s Day (Observed)

Thursday, November 22:       Thanksgiving Day

Friday, November 23:            Black Friday

Tuesday, December 25:         Christmas Day

Call the DPW for questions or an appointment at 732-905-3405 to have bulk trash (items, such as brush, metal, leaves, e-waste, and sanitation bulk) picked up.

Besides calling for an appointment to pick up bulk trash, residents can also schedule a pickup at, which they can save as an icon to make it an app.

Although the app is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the DPW is open Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., exclusive of holidays.  All requests, however, will be viewed the next business day.

Zones Area by Street Locations

Zone 1 –  Carey Street – 14th Street area

Zone 2 —  Ridge Avenue, Ocean Avenue, Park Avenue

Zone 3 —  New Central Avenue, Gudz Road, Miller Road

Zone 4 —  Manor Drive, Erica Road, Lucy Road, Belgian Hill Road

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Frances Kirschner is President of the public relations firm Frantasy Enterprises, LLC. She is dedicated to promoting people and businesses by writing press releases. Kirschner is the author of Nosey Notes, a children’s activity book; and created and marketed Certified Feelings, a greeting card company that sold her work nationally for twenty years. Kirschner holds a B.A. in classical Latin and English from Montclair State University, and is a member of Eta Sigma Phi, an honorary classical Latin fraternity. She has two master’s degrees. One is in Human Development from Fairleigh Dickinson University; and the other is in Administration and Supervision from Jersey City State College (New Jersey City University).