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


Mandated Recyclables

RESIDENTIAL SECTOR

  • aluminum & tin cans

  • glass containers

  • newspapers

  • plastic beverage containers (PET & HDPE - where the neck is smaller than the body of the container)

  • leaves

  • mixed paper (magazines, catalogs, junk mail and used writing paper)

  • auto batteries

  • motor oil

  • white goods

  • tires

  • television

  • computers



COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL SECTORS

  • aluminum & tin cans

  • glass containers

  • newspapers

  • plastic beverage containers (PET & HDPE - where the neck is smaller than the body of the container)

  • cardboard

  • high grade office paper

  • stumps

  • tree trunks

  • brush

  • concrete

  • cement blocks

  • bricks

  • asphalt

  • ferrous scrap and non-ferrous scrap

  • auto batteries

  • motor oil

  • white goods

  • tires

  • television

  • computers



EVERY HOUSEHOLD, BUSINESS, SCHOOL, HOSPITAL AND ANY OTHER INSTITUTION IS REQUIRED TO RECYCLE BY STATE LAW.

Additional materials may also be recycled by your municipality. Contact your municipal recycling coordinator for specific collection requirements.

Attention Residents!
Please do not place plastic bags, plastic five-gallon pails, or bottle caps with your commingled bottles and cans. These items are not recyclable and can be damaging to equipment at the County's Recycling facilities.

Thank you for your cooperation!