County of Monmouth

For Immediate Release:
May 9, 2023

Greener Blue pump-out boat will
operate on Navesink, Shrewsbury rivers

FREEHOLD, NJ – The Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners has announced that the Greener Blue pump-out boat will be operating this summer on the Navesink and Shrewsbury rivers beginning May 20.

Greener Blue will operate on Fridays and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. until Oct. 7.

“Greener Blue is a great, free service offered by the Monmouth County Health Department with the goal of limiting pollution in our waterways,” said Commissioner Director Thomas A. Arnone. “I want to thank the NY/NJ Baykeeper organization that will continue to operate the vessel through a cooperative agreement signed in 2015.”

“Since the inception of the pump-out boat program, 21,295 boats have been serviced and 702,700 gallons of sewage have been properly disposed of over its 22 years of operation,” said Commissioner Susan M. Kiley. “No paperwork is necessary in order to use this free service. The boat is available to all recreational boaters and is not limited to Monmouth County residents.”

Boaters can contact the Greener Blue by radio on VHF Channel 9 or by cell at 732-761-4997 on days the boat is operating. Services will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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