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Holmdel DPW Warns Against Illegal Dumping at Large Item Dropoff Site

Security cameras will now be installed at the DPW to catch offenders.

On certain Saturdays between April and October, residents can drop off bulk items at Holmdel Township's Public Works Yard for disposal. The large item drop-off service is funded by the township.

This past weekend a large amount of material was illegally left outside the gate at Dept. of Public Works, according to Superintendent Jeff Smith.

Illegal dumping and littering is in violation of township ordinances. 

"The Township is taking a strong zero tolerance position towards illegal dumping and urges residents to help spread the word," said Smith in a press release. 'It is the responsibility of residents to dispose of bulk items appropriately, and individuals who violate Township Ordinances will be fined."

He noted that security cameras will be installed to catch people who dump items. 


tong wang June 27, 2012 at 11:18 AM
Yes I can agree with that there allowed enough time to do it. I didn't notice that we had DPW anymore. See a lot of people in park but roads are terrible
Jeff Gollin June 27, 2012 at 01:51 PM
It would be helpful if the DPW anonouncement were to (a) outline typical items deemed "illegal" and (b) suggest alternative ways for disposing of these items.
JosephGhabourLaw June 27, 2012 at 03:27 PM
Could the Patch post which Saturdays between April and October that "residents can drop off bulk items"? You could drive some traffic& serve Patch readers by getting public works, etc, to use your calendar.
Dina D'Ambrosi June 27, 2012 at 03:51 PM
Large item drop off is not available often enough. We had it scheduled for this past weekend then found it's not until July 23rd so now we're stuck with a garage full of things that have to sit for another month. They should offer it every other weekend which is what I remember from last year.
Martin B. Brilliant June 27, 2012 at 05:43 PM
Nobody said the items themselves were illegal. It's illegal to dump them anytime, anywhere, except at the large item drop-off. The township does provide information on how to dispose of various kinds of hazardous waste.
Martin B. Brilliant June 27, 2012 at 05:44 PM
The DPW should do more with less money, right? The municipal budget has been balanced year after year with magic tricks and spending cuts. The magic tricks have been used up, taxes have been raised but the spending is still being cut. Spend less, get less.
Martin B. Brilliant June 27, 2012 at 05:45 PM
I second that.
Dean D'Ambrosi June 27, 2012 at 06:12 PM
Actually this was my fault as I did not check the schedule closely (sorry D my bad!). This is a great service that the town provides and limiting the dates it is open is completely understandable. It would be great if the Patch could have this somewhere on the site as I find it very hard to find on the township site (I eventually did). I have copied below in case anyone wants to mark calendar. This service is provided on the 2nd and 4th Saturday during the months of April, May, September and October. There is only one drop off date in the months of June, July and August. The dates are as follows: April 14, 28, May 12, 26, June 9, July 14, August 11, September 8, 22, October 13, 27.
Christina Johnson (Editor) June 27, 2012 at 07:05 PM
Thanks Dean for posting those large item drop-off dates. Yes, great idea, let's add it to the Patch calendar. Meanwhile, direct from Town Hall, per request: LARGE ITEM DROP OFF ~ 2012 This service is provided on the 2nd and 4th Saturday during the months of April, May, September and October. There is only one drop off date in the months of June, July and August. The dates are as follows: April 14, 28, May 12, 26, June 9, July 14, August 11, September 8, 22, October 13, 27. The hours of operation are 8:00am-2:00pm. Items accepted: Interior and Exterior Furniture, Bikes, Washers, Dryers, Microwaves, Stoves, Ovens, Dishwashers, Metal Shelves, Lumber Scraps, Books, Televisions, Mowers, (all liquids drained) Tools, Small Appliances, Toys, Cabinets, Doors, Windows, Patio Items, Grills, (less LP Tank) Clothes, Play Equipment, Carpeting, Bathroom Fixtures, Fasteners, Rope, Wire, Cable, Light Fixtures, Boating Equipment, Athletic Equipment, Exercise Items and Equipment, Steel Wheels/Rims Items NOT accepted: Brush, Branches, Twigs, Logs, Firewood, Stumps, Roots, Grass, Leaves, Vines, Mulch, Dirt, Stone, Cement, Asphalt, Blocks, Brick, Slate, Tanks, Refrigerators, Freezers, Air Conditioners, Paint, Thinners, Varnishes, Stain, Pool Chemicals, Explosives, Motor Oil, Anti-Freeze, Liquid Propane Tanks, Auto Batteries, Shingles, Compressed Gas, Ammunition, Herbicides, Pesticides, Creosote, Gas.
Michael Nikolis June 27, 2012 at 07:21 PM
In addition to no dumping at the DPW entrance, residents should not leave items in front of the Holmdel First Aid building on Crawford's Corner Road. Holmdel First Aid is not having a garage sale this year and therefore not accepting items for donation. We share the same real estate with DPW and as a result are often left 'gifts' by people with good intentions. Its hard to respond to your emergency in a timely manner when there's an old large TV blocking our ambulance door.. :) Thank you, Mike Nikolis, President Holmdel First Aid
john cohn June 27, 2012 at 08:32 PM
@ Mr wang I've been in this town a long time and no for a fact that there is a dpw at work here all the time use to talk to a few of them on the street when they were working on it. They do a job in a town are size with 15 guys all year round you claim not to see them well I seen them cutting grass,sweeping the big road by near me and seen a few in the park were I had lunch and seen three other trucks on the move. So I'd like to say there out there they do a lot of work for as many guys they have and if you need something taken care of call them or the town hall and I'm shore it will get done as fast as they can get to it.there good boys talk to them you mite find out what you need to no. The other town I lived in they were terrible. Couldn't even get them on a phone
Frank DeLucia June 27, 2012 at 10:27 PM
Go to the Homdel Twp. web site. Very clearly explained. It is offered the 2nd and 4th Saturdays in April, May, September and October. And the 2nd Saturday only in June , July and August. The person who left the items went thinking the 4th Saturday in June was OK. It used to be but no longer due to a cut in O.T. most likely.
Frank DeLucia June 27, 2012 at 10:29 PM
2nd Saturday in November , also. Last day of the year.
Mary O'Brian June 28, 2012 at 11:19 PM
This is a vital service to our community...it's too bad people have to abuse the system. I wish they had the drop-off more frequently.


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