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Department of Solid Waste Management

Zero Waste

If you are extremely passionate about recycling, check out these special recycling programs offered by private parties.

Alkaline Batteries:
Call2Recycle --- For Schools and Communities.

#5 Plastics and Bottle Caps:
Gimme5 Preserve Program --- Mail-In Program.

As of December 2019 Beach Haven Elementary is collecting bottle caps for recyclingis collecting bottle caps for recycling --- Drop-Off Program.

Pedals 4 Progress --- Drop-Off Program.

Cartons (Milk & Juice):
Carton Council --- Mail-In Program.

CDs & DVDs:
CD Recycling Center of America --- Mail-In Program.
Monmouth Wire

Composting Services:
Share Waste Sign up as a receiver & find someone to take your food scraps!
UnWaste Movement --- Residential & Commercial Organic Waste Pick-Up Program.

Eyeglasses & Sunglasses:
Recycling program organized by the Lions Club. Drop-Off bins are available at the County Connection (Ocean County Mall) and select libraries (Toms River, Lavallette, and Island Heights).

Fabric (Unwearable Items):
Ocean County Animal Shelters Blankets, towels, bed sheets, & pet toys are always welcome!
The Bra Recyclers: Company finds a way to recycle, reuse, or repurpose bras. Mail old bras directly to them.
H&M Drop off textiles from any brand, in any condition, at any H&M store globally and they’ll recycle it for you.
Blue Jeans Go Green Company recycles jeans, turning them into wall insulation.

Fishing Line (Monofilament):
Find receptacles near boardwalks, or near boat ramps & popular fishing locations.
Locations near LBI

Furniture & Household Items:
Habitat for Humanity Habitat For Humanity will pick up items for free (minimum of 2 furniture items), or you may drop items off at 1214 NJ-37, Toms River, NJ 08753

Ink Cartridges & Toner:
HP --- Mail-In Program

Makeup & Personal Care Products:
Burt’s Bees, Weleda and more
DECIEM, EOS, Josie Maran, L'Occitane , LimeLife
Mac Cosmetics
Mascara Wands for Wildlife

Bye Bye Mattress

Plastic Planters:
Home Depot
Or check with your local nursery.

Sewing Machines:
Pedals 4 Progress Drop-Off Program.

Give Back Box

Smoke Detectors:
Manufacturers List

Snack Wrappers, Plastic Cups, Toothpaste tubes & Toothbrushes, Pet Food Packaging, Spray Pumps, Beauty Packaging, and more:

Foam Pack Industries

Tennis Balls:
Tennis Ball Recycling

Toys (must be in good condition):
Second Chance Toys

Vehicles - Non Profit Car and Boat Donation Programs:
Vehicles for Veterans- Nonprofit Car Donation Program
Cars to Cure Breast Cancer- Nonprofit Car Donation Program
Wheels for Wishes- Nonprofit Car Donation Program
Kars4Kids- Nonprofit Car Donation Program benefitting children in need.
American Children's Cancer Association- Nonprofit Car Donation Program benefitting families of children with cancer.