Solid Waste Management

 Gerry P. Little,
Freeholder Liaison

 Ernest J. Kuhlwein, Jr.,
Director, P.E., P.P.

 Office : 129 Hooper Avenue
P.O. Box 2191
Toms River, NJ 08754
 Phone: (732) 506-5047
 Toll free: 1-800-55-RECYCLE
 Fax: (732) 244-8396
 Email: ocrecycles@co.ocean.nj.us

 Northern Recycling Center:
  New Hampshire Avenue, Lakewood
Directions
  Hours of operation : 7:30am - 3:00pm
Open Monday through Saturday
(Saturday residents only)
 Phone: (732) 367-0802
 Fax: (732) 942-8482

 Southern Recycling Center:
  379 Haywood Road, Manahawkin
Directions
Hours of operation : 7:30am - 3:00pm
Open Monday through Saturday
(Saturday residents only)
 Phone: (609) 978-0913
 Fax: (609) 597-5321

For more information on how to get this Marine Debris Biodegradation Time Line Poster click here or call 1-800-691-2005 MOTE Marine

Books


Ocean County is excited to announce a recycling partnership with Better World Books.

Residents may now bring paperback and hardcover books to the Better World Books drop boxes located at the County’s Northern and Southern Recycling Centers.

Drop boxes are located near Building 68 at the Northern Recycling Center and Building 105 at the Southern Recycling Center, and can be accessed during normal operating hours (Monday through Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.).

These drop boxes will help keep books out of the County’s Materials Processing Center, where hardcover books can damage equipment or otherwise interfere with normal sorting procedures.

Better World Books repackages books received from the drop boxes for online sale, with a portion of proceeds directly funding literacy programs, schools and libraries worldwide. Any books that can't be sold are donated or properly recycled.

For more information about the Better World Books drop box program, click here