Solid Waste Management

 James F. Lacey,
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) 597-9682


Ocean County Recycling Centers

Ocean County owns and operates two Recycling Centers.

The Northern Recycling Center is located on New Hampshire Avenue (off Route 70) in Lakewood Township.

The Southern Recycling Center is located at 379 Haywood Road near the State Motor Vehicle Inspection Station in Manahawkin, Stafford Township.

The two facilities both have 24-hour Resident Recycling Centers for aluminum and tin cans, glass containers, plastic beverage containers, aerosol cans, newspapers, mixed paper and residential cardboard.

Recycling is also available during regular hours of operation at both Centers for rechargable and button batteries, auto and boat batteries, motor oil, oil filters, antifreeze, tires, empty steel paint cans, boat shrink wrap, phone books, computers, ink cartridges, cell phones, paint, leaves, light brush and Christmas trees.

The hours of operation for the Northern and Southern Centers are 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday (Saturdays residents only).

Both facilities are closed on County observed holidays but the 24-hour Resident Recycling Centers remain open.
 Links to Northern Recycling Center maps by subject:
 Southern Recycling Center location map (PDF)