Department of Public Works
Greg Basile
Public Works Manager
Bill Isaac & Charles Fox
Public Works Laborers
732 Broadway
West Cape May, New Jersey 08204
(609) 884-1005 ext 116

How Do I Dispose of ... ?

Click Here for a link to the Cape May County MUA's online portal to assist with instructions on how to dispose of certain items!

Trash & Recycling Information
Trash and Recycling Collection
provided by Gold Medal Environmental (effective May 1, 2019)
Contact: Aaron Laramore (267) 698-7366
Trash and Recycling is collected every Wednesday. Items should be curbside by 7:00am
Holiday Schedule: Trash and Recycle pickup every Wednesday, except on the following holidays:
New Year's Day and Christmas Day - then pickup will be on the following business day.
Holiday Trees are collected curbside every Monday in January, with the exception of
Martin Luther King Day, then the trees will be collected on Tuesday.

Please Note:

  • All trash and recycle containers should be curbside by 7:00am
  • All single stream recycling should be in containers of 20 gallons or less
  • Cardboard boxes must be broken down
  • Loose paper must be in a paper bag
The recycling facility at Borough Hall is open Monday - Friday
between 7:30am and 2:45pm

Single Stream Recycling
Recycling is now easier than ever! Single Stream Recycling includes:
cardboard, magazines, news and other paper, plastic, steel (tin), aluminum and glass containers
which can all be placed in ONE recycling container.
Please DO NOT place your recyclables in plastic bags,
as this slows down the processing and gets stuck in the recycling machinery.
Changes to Cape May County's Single Stream Recycling Program
Effective October 1, 2019
Recycling programs across the country and around the world are at a crossroad due to contamination and the changing marketplace. Effective October 1, 2019, shredded paper and bulky mixed rigid paper (non-bottle items larger than 2.5 gallons) will be disposed of as trash.
Click Here for the updated Single Stream Recycling Brochure
Click Here for an article posted by the Ocean City Sentinal

Residential Organic Waste Curbside Pickup
provided by West Cape May Public Works
-proudly serving our community-
WHAT: Organic Waste, such as grass, leaves, plant materials and branches/sticks smaller than 1/2 inch
Larger branches may be brought to the Borough Recycling Center during regular business hours.
WHEN: Every Monday (effective January 1, 2020)
HOW: Waste must be in PAPER biodegradable bags and be placed curbside by 7am
(sample, complimentary bags available at Borough Hall, while supplies last - additional bags available at local hardware stores)
LIMITS: Bags cannot exceed 40 pounds and cannot contain invasive species such as bamboo or phragmites.
No soil or concrete allowed in the bags. Plastic bags prohibited. No commercial landscaping waste is allowed.
QUESTIONS? Contact the Borough's Public Works Department at (609) 884-1005 ext 116
A landscape waste receptacle is available behind Borough Hall.

Collected the THIRD WEDNESDAY of May and October
INCLUDES: furniture, mattresses, boards, tied tree limbs and pieces of wood (not more than 5' in length, not more than 50 pounds).
NOT INCLUDED: tree stumps, cast iron, metal pipes, demolition/construction material, cars or car parts, TV sets, computers, white items (such as refridgerators, sinks, etc).
Questions? Contact Gold Medal Environmental at (267) 698-7366