Ocean County Press Release
Ocean County Recycling Directory Now Available
9/12/2012

TOMS RIVER – A recycling guide containing information on residential and commercial recycling programs along with the schedules for Ocean County's popular fall household hazardous waste collection and document shredding program is now available.

"The Ocean County Recycling Directory" distributed annually by Ocean County's Department of Solid Waste Management and the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders contains a wealth of information on recycling in Ocean County.

"The guide includes important telephone numbers, frequently asked questions on recycling and a comprehensive breakdown of what is collected at each municipal recycling center and the two regional facilities operated by the county," said Freeholder James F. Lacey, who serves as liaison to the county's recycling program. "This guide serves as a year-round guide and directory to recycling."

The guide is distributed through the Asbury Park Press and its related weekly newspapers as an insert. The guide is available in the Sept. 12th edition of the Asbury Park Press. The guide will be included in the Beach Haven Times and all additions of the Beacon newspapers on Sept. 13. About 64,000 guides will be distributed.

"Using the newspaper as a means to bring this information into the homes of our residents and also to our businesses is a convenient method of distribution," noted Freeholder Director Gerry P. Little. "Educating the public about recycling is key to making certain the program remains viable and successful."

In addition, Ocean County will distribute directories to municipal recycling centers and to the County Connection at the Ocean County Mall, here.

"Education and awareness are keys to the success of all of our programs," Lacey said. "Recycling comes with environmental and financial benefits and this guide helps provide information that our residents and businesses need."

Lacey noted that by increasing recycling rates in Ocean County recycling revenue sharing checks for participating municipalities will grow along with greater distribution of minigrants for recycling center upgrades and more space will be left at the Ocean County Landfill extending its use into the future.

The directory also provides information on recycling such items as paints, fluorescent bulbs, and computers.

"We accept all of these items at the county's regional recycling centers free of charge," Lacey said. "I encourage our residents to take advantage of the services offered by the county and many municipalities.

"We pride ourselves on a clean environment here in Ocean County," Lacey said. "This guide will certainly help connect our residents with programs that will help to make certain our environment stays that way. What we recycle helps in our efforts to keep Barnegat Bay and all of our waterways clean."

The guide contains times, dates, and locations for the county's annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection sites are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 4, Manchester Township Public Works Garage, Route 70; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 5, Lakewood Township Public Works Yard, America Avenue, Lakewood; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oct. 6, Toms River Township Recycling Center, Church Road, Toms River; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Lacey Township Recycling Center, Municipal Lane, Lacey Township, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oct. 13, Stafford Township Public Works Garage, Hay Road, Stafford Township.

Schedules for the paper shredding program will be available online by visiting the Ocean County website at http://www.co.ocean.nj.us and accessing the Solid Waste Management site.

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