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Oversized Trash and Recycling Containers Will No Longer Be Picked Up, Per City Ordinance

The Ocean City Public Works Division wants to remind residents that trash and recycling containers placed at curbside for pickup must be no greater than 32 gallons in capacity and 50 pounds in weight, as per local ordinance.

The city’s waste management contractor is reporting an increased use of 96-gallon containers that are designed to be picked up mechanically. Because the contractor’s workers pick up trash and recycling containers by hand, they will no longer be able to service residences using 96-gallon containers (sample show below) as of June 1, 2024.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation. More information on trash and recycling is available at

Ocean City, New Jersey
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Ocean City, NJ 08226
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