Recycling and Trash Collection

 Trash and Recycling collection services for the City of Absecon are provided by the Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA).

Do Not Bag Container Guidelines

Items must be out before 7:00 AM on the day of pick up.

Containers, when full, may not weigh more than 50 lbs. Containers weighing more than 50 lbs. will not be emptied. Carts are dumped using a hydraulic tipper and do not require the same weight restrictions.

ACUA will no longer empty drums and barrels of any size for recycling, trash, or yard waste.

Most Atlantic County residents are eligible to receive one 20-gallon recycling bucket per year at no cost. If using a non-ACUA recycling container, please ensure it is clearly marked for recycling. You can click here to request stickers online.


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Frequently Asked Questions:
+ - What is bulk waste?
+ - What is yard waste?

Recycling and Trash

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
(609) 641-0663 ext. 105
(609) 645-5098
Robert Battista