Understanding Wildwood Crest’s normal trash and recycling collection schedule is key to keeping the shore community clean. This guide covers everything Wildwood Crest residents and visitors need to know about trash, recycling and yard waste pickup, including how it changes seasonally.
Overview of Collection Services
Wildwood Crest provides the following waste collection services:
- Trash – Year-round weekly curbside pickup
- Recycling – Year-round weekly curbside pickup
- Yard Waste – Seasonal curbside pickup on Wednesdays
- Bulk Items – As-needed curbside pickup by appointment
Trash and recycling are collected weekly on the same designated day all year. Yard waste pickup is seasonal – weekly in summer and suspended in winter.
Bulk item pickup can be scheduled as needed. The borough provides recycling dropoff 7 days a week seasonally.
Finding Your Collection Day
Wildwood Crest has designated trash and recycling pickup days by neighborhood:
- Monday – South of Crocus Road
- Tuesday – North of Lotus Road
- Wednesday – Crocus Road to Lotus Road
Check the collection map or call Public Works at 609-522-7446 if unsure of your area.
Yard waste is collected curbside every Wednesday during summer months.
Seasonal Schedule Changes
While trash and recycling are picked up weekly year-round, Wildwood Crest has seasonal variations:
- Yard waste collected curbside on Wednesdays
- Recycling dropoff 7 days a week
- No curbside yard waste pickup
- Recycling dropoff weekdays only
The summer schedule supports the influx of visitors. Yard waste pickup allows proper disposal of landscaping debris.
Holiday Collection Schedule
Trash and recycling collection occur on all major holidays in Wildwood Crest, including:
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Christmas Day
- New Years Day
Collection continues as normal without delays on these holidays. Yard waste may be briefly suspended around some holidays.
Managing Trash and Recycling
Follow these tips for smooth collection:
- Know your normal trash and recycling pickup day.
- Mark your calendar with any seasonal changes.
- Take yard waste to dropoff if needed in winter.
- Schedule bulk item pickup as required.
- Place bins curbside the night before pickup.
- Retrieve bins promptly after collection.
Proper planning and preparation keeps neighborhoods clean with minimal disruption or overflow.
Wildwood Crest provides recycling bins for curbside collection weekly on your trash day. Accepted recycle items include:
- Plastic bottles, jugs and tubs
- Glass bottles and jars
- Aluminum/steel cans
- Cardboard and paper
Do not bag recyclables. Keep your materials loose in the bin. Rinse containers clean before recycling.
Yard Waste Collection
Yard waste is collected curbside on Wednesdays in summer following these rules:
- Use paper yard waste bags – no plastic bags
- Prune branches less than 4 feet long and 6 inches diameter
- Bundle brush for pickup if needed
- Keep yard waste separate from household trash
Proper yard waste preparation ensures efficient summer collection.
Bulk Item Pickup
To dispose of oversized items like furniture, appliances and mattresses:
- Call Public Works at 609-522-7446 to schedule pickup
- Fees range from $10-50 per item
- Have items at the curb by 7am on your pickup day
Avoid placing bulk items curbside outside of your scheduled pickup period.
New Service Requests
To start new trash and recycling service in Wildwood Crest:
- Contact Public Works at 609-522-7446
- Provide your address to get designated collection days
- The borough will deliver collection bins
Proper disposal keeps Wildwood Crest clean for all residents and visitors. Contact Public Works with any questions about your waste collection services.