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Department of Solid Waste Management

Phone Book Recycling Program

Clean, outdated phone books may be delivered to either the Northern or Southern Recycling Centers year round. is accepted for recycling at the County's Northern and Southern Recycling Centers. Residents may drop off their phone books at bins located within the 24-Hour Resident Drop Off Centers at either facility (no cost).

Additionally, municipal collection programs are usually conducted from July through late September each year to coincide with the delivery of new phone books.

DO NOT dispose of phone books in your household reycling bins. They must be brought to either the Northern or Southern Recycling Centers in order to be properly recycled.

Note: Some grocery stores in your area may also have drop off bins for phone books.

For more information, contact your municipal recycling coordinator or the Ocean County Solid Waste Management Hotline at 1-800-55-RECYCLE.