Hazlet Citizen Weekly - Dec. 2 2022-

December 2, 2022

New Ordinance Sets Trash Collection Hours, Hazlet Tree Lighting Saturday, Natco Cleanup

New Ordinance on Garbage Collection Hours
The Hazlet Township Committee approved an ordinance November 22 which states solid waste carrier operating hours in the township. The collection times are now restricted to daytime only, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
The township is in the process of informing trash companies of the new rule, effective December 23. Trash haulers who violate the new law can face a fine, as set forth in the Township Code. The Township Administrator's Office can address any concerns. 

Holly Jolly - Hazlet Recreation -Flyer

Public Meetings

  • The Township Committee meets Tuesday for a 7 p.m. Workshop and 8 p.m. Regular Meeting. 
  • The Environmental Commission meets Monday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.
  • The Library Commission meets Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at Hazlet Library.

    Check the Event calendar for any changes. Find agendas in the Agenda Center. 

Natco Park Cleanup 11/18/22

Inmates in orange jumpsuits bag garbage at Natco Park on Nov. 18, 2022.

Hazlet Township is grateful to the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office for providing valuable service from the Inmate Labor Program.

The unit collected 23 bags of trash from Hazlet's Natco Park earlier this month, bagging up bottle caps, plastic bags, takeout containers, beverage bottles and even an abandoned grill. 

Our DPW workers hauled it away, leaving this treasured natural space pristine. Not only did they clean all the trails, but also the shore of Natco Lake, allowing Hazlet to be included in the 2022 International Coastal Cleanup movement. 

The event was organized by Hazlet Clean Communities

Job Opening: Chief Financial Officer - Full Time
Hazlet Township, Monmouth County is seeking a full-time, experienced municipal finance professional (CMFO). See job description.

New Recreation Programs
Check out new programs from Hazlet Recreation. See flyers on the Recreation page. Sign up on

  • Kids can take forensics or a crafts class over winter break.
  • Artabilities and Let's Get Special welcomes those with special needs.
  • Fitness options include indoor Tabata Fitness, which is a fitness program done in 4 minute increments.

Hazlet Holiday House Light Decorating Contest
Let's share some holiday cheer in Hazlet! Submit an address and photo of an amazing house on the Hazlet Recreation website by December 9. Public voting will take place Dec 12-18 on the Hazlet Recreation Facebook Page. The top three winners will be announced on Dec. 19 and will receive a lawn sign on their property to display.

Hazlet Township Save the Date

Find township government, board and committee meetings and more on the main township calendar. 


December 3, Saturday: 3 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Veterans Park, 1776 Union Ave. Rain or shine
Free indoor and outdoor family fun to kick-off the holiday season. Featuring Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus! Visit the Elf Workshop, listen to carolers, take a train ride around the park, watch an ice sculpture artist and have a snack at the food trucks. At 5:15 p.m., there will the lighting of Hazlet’s Christmas Tree and the Hanukkah Menorah.  Flyer.

December 10, Saturday

  •  "Christmas at the Playhouse," Bus Trip to Hunterdon Hills Playhouse 
    Celebrate love, family, and the magic of Christmas at the Hunterdon Hills Playhouse. Hilarious and heartwarming, this comedy, song and dance features traditional favorites, pop Christmas hits, seasonal spirituals, spectacular dance numbers and more, all backed by a renowned orchestra. Price: $115 per person includes transportation, full-course meal and show and tips. Bus pick-up time is 9:45 a.m. and returns 5 p.m.  Flyer.
  • Yuletide Magic with Perna Dance Center: 1:30 p.m. at Raritan High School, 319 Middle Road
    Come to a FREE holiday dance extravaganza featuring dazzling costumes, creative choreography, and your holiday favorites! From gingerbread kids to high-kicking holiday Rockettes, this show has something for all ages. Sponsored by Hazlet Recreation Department & Hazlet Recreation Advisory Committee. Flyer

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