Single Stream Recycling
Since 2010, Ocean County has been operating a single stream recycling system in order to collect and process recyclable materials.
Single Stream Recycling Flyer (PDF)
PDF version of flyer above:
Single Stream Recycling (full list of all acceptable and non-acceptable recycling materials)
Items That Should NOT Be Placed With Recyclables - Flyer from the NJDEP displaying items commonly found in the recycling stream that do NOT belong.
From the 2010 ribbon cutting ceremony:
"Ocean County Ushers in New Era of Recycling" -- 2010
A single stream recycling program allows for all bottles, cans, newspapers, cardboard, junk mail, magazines and mixed paper to be placed in one curbside container. It is the job of the equipment (and workers) at the Materials Processing Facility to then separate these materials in order to produce marketable commodities.
Plastic Bottles – Where the neck is smaller than the base of the container like beverage, shampoo/conditioner, laundry/dish detergent, milk jugs, condiments-ketchup & salad dressing
Cans – Aluminum cans, steel, tin.
Glass bottles, jars, containers (all shapes, sizes and colors) - Empty and rinse all bottles & containers
REMOVE ALL CAPS, LIDS AND PUMPS AND THROW IN TRASH
Corrugated cardboard boxes - Clean cardboard Pizza boxes
Please flatten all cardboard boxes
Mixed Paper – Magazines, catalogs, paperback books, hardcover books with cover removed, junk mail (including envelopes), office paper, computer paper, school papers, newspapers plus inserts, brown paper bags, construction paper, wrapping paper, greeting cards.
- NO SHREDDED PAPER
- DO NOT TIE OR BUNDLE PAPER
- DO NOT BAG MATERIAL
- NO PLASTIC BAGS
- Dairy tubs such as margarine, yogurt, sour cream.
- Plastic flower or shrubbery pots, plastic laundry baskets, plastic garbage cans or buckets.
- Garden hoses, plastic lawn furniture, plastic toys, plastic totes.
- PVC pipe/tubing, plastic, metal drums or 5-gallon water bottles.
- Motor oil bottles.
- Plastic food storage containers or lids, plastic fast food containers, plastic cafeteria or microwave trays.
- Styrofoam of any type.
- BOTTLE CAPS AND JAR LIDS (PLASTIC OR METAL), plastic 6-pack holders, plastic cups, and plastic bags.
- Frozen food-ice cream or frozen juice containers.
- Waxed paper or waxed cardboard containers.
- Shelf-table cartons or refrigerated cartons (Milk, juice, egg substitute)
- File folders, stickers or address label sheet waste.
- Gray or chip board such as tissue, cereal, pasta, beverage carriers, gift boxes, pizza boxes, paper plates, paper to-go containers, paper towel or toilet tissue rolls.
- Soiled Cardboard Pizza boxes.
- Aluminum foil or plastic wrap, shrink wrap and stretch film.
- Aluminum throw-away pans, plastic or metal deli trays.
- Dinnerware or glassware, window glass, mirrors, ceramic containers, ceramic knick knacks, Pyrex dish or cookware, Light Bulbs.
- Pots and pans.
- Scrap Metal.
- Telephone Books (recycle separately)
- Aerosol cans for paint, lubricants, motor oil or other hazardous materials