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Publications and Other Media

The Ocean County Department of Solid Waste Management has the following publications available to acquaint residents with recycling and solid waste management activities in Ocean County, with additional information from the NJDEP focusing on New Jersey recycling as a whole. For copies of publications that cannot be accessed through our website, please contact the department at 732-506-5047 or via e-mail at ocrecycles@co.ocean.nj.us


2019-2020 Recycling Directory [PDF] - Our annually published directory, which provides important recycling information to Ocean County residents. Contains info on the full range of recycling opportunities available in Ocean County as well as info on policies, facilities, and programs. Addresses frequently asked questions about recycling and other solid waste management issues.

Recycling... A Shore Thing [PDF] - Brochure providing a brief summary on what materials are mandated for recycling in Ocean County for all sectors, and other recycling opportunities at the county's recycling centers.

2017 NJDEP Cardboard Recycling Flyer [PDF] - A flyer distributed by the NJDEP reminding New Jersey residents, in an age of increasing cardboard from online purchases, to properly recycle their cardboard.

Plastic Bag Recycling Flyer [PDF] - Please do NOT place plastic bags in your recycling containers.

The Benefits of Recycling for Businesses - Flyer from the NJDEP on the benefits of recycling for NJ businesses.

Items That Should NOT Be Placed With Recyclables - Flyer from the NJDEP displaying items commonly found in the recycling stream that do NOT belong.


Help Your Community by Becoming an Ocean County Master Composter Volunteer - Join our class and learn all you need to know about composting!

Kids Can Compost Too! [PDF] - This colorful brochure for children explains the basics behind composting and its environmental benefits.

Your Guide To Home Composting [PDF] - Brochure explaining how to compost, what and why. Featuring the different types of units that can be used.

"Grasscycling" Flyer [PDF] - Flyer from the NJDEP on "grasscyling."


2017 NJDEP Reuse Flyer [PDF] - A flyer distributed by the NJDEP advocating that people look to donate, sell, or give away unwanted items before they resort to disposing of them in the trash.

Household Hazardous Waste

Do Your Part! A Guide to Buying, Using & Disposing of Household Toxic Products [PDF] - Brochure explaining to Ocean County consumers how they can reduce the generation of household toxic products and save money by shopping smart and using toxic-free household alternatives. Proper disposal of toxic household products is also discussed.

Tonnage Data

 Recycling and Solid Waste Tonnage Data (2017) [PDF]- Yearly data presenting both landfilled and recycled material tonnages for all Ocean County municipalities. To receive copies of this data, please contact the Department of Solid Waste Management.

Ocean County Recycles Video

Video providing an overview of Ocean County’s solid waste management activities, appropriate for all age groups.

Videos are also available at all Ocean County Library branches.