Air Quality 

Our ongoing utmost concern is for our neighbors; the residents and businesses concerned by the condition of the air surrounding the Monmouth County Reclamation Center. We continue to strive to meet or exceed compliance with regulations set forth by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

Bales of trash taken off truckDue to its central location and excellent road network, Tinton Falls has been home to a number of solid waste and recycling facilities. In 1976, the County opened its regional landfill at Asbury Ave. and Shafto Rd. Monmouth County currently provides an annual "host community fee" of over $2,400,000 to the Borough of Tinton Falls, acting as a direct offset to local property taxes. Over $5,000,000 has been spent to date on landfill gas controls, but the nature of the landfill operation can, on occasion, lead to odor problems. The major sources of odors are gases from the decomposing trash, and from the "fresh" trash being delivered. A sophisticated gas collection system (collected gas is then used to create electricity) is added to each new disposal area as it is developed. Negative air flow and fabric/charcoal filters are used in the receiving building to capture and minimize odors from daily trash deliveries.

The County has established a hotline, 732-922-2666, to quickly respond to specific complaints or requests including nights and weekends.

When you call, provide your name, address and phone number, so we can personally respond and register the complaint for future reference. Please note the time, date and location when you first noticed the odor. Not all odors are landfill related, and your description of weather conditions and nature of the odor will help us determine what caused the problem. A manager may contact you again to ensure the problem was corrected. Here are some suggestions for describing unpleasant odors:

sour / pungent
burnt rubber
ammonia
fishy
putrid / rotten
fecal / sewer
rotten eggs
sour
moldy / musty
woody / mulch smell
sulfur
chlorine
manure / farm
burnt / smoky
chemical
other
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