Automated Household Trash Collection

An automated trash container is assigned to every address and must remain at that address. The container is the responsibility of the homeowner, but the property of Stafford Township. If the home is sold the trashcan must remain with the property. Only this container should be utilized for trash collection.

Do not use this automated trashcan as a recycling container.
Do not paint or mark the container in any way.
Place Automated Trash Container with Wheels toward Curb by 6 a.m. on Collection Day.

Each can is registered and recorded with a serial number and no other identification is necessary. The automated trash container can be washed with water and a mild detergent.

Replacements & Repairs 
Please notify the Stafford Township Police Department if the can is stolen. The serial number of the missing trashcan will be required for the police report. If the serial number is unknown, it can be obtained by calling the Public Works Department. 

Additionally, if your automated trash can is in need of repairs (i.e. lid pin, wheel or axle) please contact us and we will repair or replace the can. This repair policy is in effect for purchased cans as well as assigned automated cans.

Additional automated trash cans can be purchased at the Public Works garage Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 320 Haywood Road, Manahawkin. The cost is $70 each. Please pay by check (made out to Stafford Township) or have exact change available.

View Recycling Schedule by Zone (PDF).

Area / Pick-up Time
1Beach Haven West, Village Harbor, Colony Lakes, Cedar Bonnet Island, Mallard Island and Bayside
Trash: Monday at the curb by 6 a.m.
2Town North and South, Route 9, Cedar Run, Mayetta, Downtown Manahawkin, Perry’s Lake, The Landings, Pinecrest Village and Stafford Park
Trash: Tuesday at the curb by 6 a.m.
3Ocean Acres (everything east of and including Nautilus Drive and north of Neptune Road)
Trash: Wednesday at the curb by 6 a.m.
4Remaining Ocean Acres (west of Nautilus Drive, south of and including Neptune Road), Fawn Lakes, Atlantic Hills, Paramount Escapes and Warren Grove)
Trash: Thursday at the curb by 6 a.m.

Our operators have been instructed not to collect trashcans containing Recycling, hot ash or charcoal, flammable materials, toxic and/or hazardous items

Dried and empty latex paint cans may be disposed in your automated container. Paint filled cans are accepted at the Southern Ocean Recycling Center for drop off. Stains must be kept for hazardous waste disposal.

Please contact the Southern Ocean Recycling Center 609-978-0913 for dates and locations.