delisa 090315HOT-TOPIC_03With the switch to private cartage last week, all homes in Red Bank have now had at least one pickup by DeLisa Demolition of Tinton Falls, which won a three-year, $1.49 million contract for collection of trash, recyclables and household bulk waste last month.

The change, borough officials said in advance, would have been all but unnoticed by residents. But there’s a perk or two, including — as some perplexed residents may have noticed on Labor Day holiday pickups.

“The contract calls for collections every day that the [Monmouth County] landfill is open, firm owner Tommy DeLisa tells redbankgreen. “And it only closes on Christmas, New Year’s Eve and Thanksgiving.” The borough, by contrast, did not pick up on holidays.

Added bonus: residents should expect earlier pickups, he said. How’s that possible? “Our guys move,” DeLisa said. “They don’t play; they move.”  (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)