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

 Northern Recycling Center:
  New Hampshire Avenue, Lakewood
  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
Hours of operation : 7:30am - 3:00pm
Open Monday through Saturday
(Saturday residents only)
 Phone: (609) 978-0913
 Fax: (609) 597-5321

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During the fall of each year the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Solid Waste Management sponsors a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program.

Numerous collection dates are offered for County residents to properly dispose of toxic household products such as herbicides, pesticides, cleaners, paints and paint thinners, solvents and photographic chemicals.

Quantities are limited to 200 pounds for dry materials and 20 gallons for liquid materials. There is no charge for collection of these materials.

Acceptable Materials: Paints/thinners, solvents, pool chemicals, pesticides/herbicides, aerosol cans, auto products/fluids, cleaning products/polishes, waste oil and used gasoline, propane tanks.

(All materials, with the exception of oil and gasoline, must be in original containers)

Unacceptable Materials: Radioactive materials, dioxins, infectious wastes ("red bag" wastes), explosives, ammunition/gun powder, boat flares, unknown or unidentified materials.

Program is NOT open to businesses and commercial establishments, schools, and municipal/state government agencies.

Pre-registration is required.

Click Here to view a bar graph (PDF format) that displays the amount of materials collected and costs for this program since its inception in 1989.

To receive automatic email notifications/updates on the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program, please Click Here.

Directions: Just click on the links below and enter your home address for directions to each event.

TBA Spring 2017