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Department of Solid Waste Management

Woodchips, Mulch and Compost


Woodchips, Mulch and Compost are available free of charge to homeowners and municipalities at the Ocean County Northern Recycling Center in Lakewood Township and the Ocean County Southern Recycling Center in Stafford Township. Some Municipal Departments of Public Works offer these service as well, see the map below



Residential pick-up of this material is limited to one pickup truck or single-axle trailer-sized load.

Residents (without trailers) picking up material at the Northern Recycling Center must use the Oberlin Avenue South entrance. Landscapers (or residents with trailers) picking up woodchips at the Northern Recycling Center must use the Towbin Avenue entrance and scale to weigh in and out.

For more information, please call the Northern Recycling Center at (732) 367-0802 or the Southern Recycling Center at (609) 978-0913.

To learn about the availability of these products, please contact the Northern Recycling Center at (732) 367-0802.

If interested in material for a Community Garden project, please call (732) 506-5047 to arrange a delivery.