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Department of Solid Waste Management

Zero Waste

If you are extremely passionate about recycling, check 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 December 2019 the Beach Haven Elementary is collecting bottle caps Drop Off

Bikes (Used)
Pedals 4 Progress Drop off

Cartons (Milk and Juice)
Carton Council Mail in program

CDs and DVDs
CD Recycling Center of America Mail in program
Monmouth Wire

Composting Services
Share Waste Sign up as a receiver o find someone to receive your food scraps!
UnWaste Movement Residential and Commercial Organic Waste Pick-up

Eyeglasses and Sunglasses
Recycling program ran by the Lions Club, drop off bins available at the County Connection (Ocean County Mall) and some Libraries such as Toms River, Lavallete and Island Heights.

Fabric (Unwearable Items)
Ocean County Animal Shelters Blankets, Towels, bed sheets and pet toys are always welcome!
The Bra Recyclers: They will find a way to recycle, reuse or repurpose bras, mail old bras directly to them.
H&M You can drop off your textiles from any brand, in any condition, at any H&M store globally and they’ll recycle it for you.
Blue Jeans Go Green They will recycle your jeans in to insulation.

Fishing (Monofilament)
Find the receptacles near boardwalks or popular fishing locations and launching ramps.
Locations near the Island

Furniture and Household items Habitat for Humanity They will pick up for free if you have a minimun of 2 furniture items, or you can drop off at 1214 NJ-37, Toms River, NJ 08753

Ink Cartridges and Tonners
HP Mail in program

Make up and personal care
Burt’s Bees, Weleda and more
DECIEM, EOS, Josie Maran, L'Occitane , LimeLife
Mac Cosmetics
Mascara Wands for Wildlife

Bye Bye Matress

Plastic Planters
Home Depot
Or check with your local nursery

Sewing Machines Used
Pedals 4 Progress Drop off

Give Back Box

Smoke Detectors List of manufacturers here

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

Styrofoam Foam Pack Industries

Tennis Balls Tennis Ball Recycling

Toys (Used 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.