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 Paint Management Program


Full, partially full and empty paint cans can be dropped off at Ocean County's Northern and Southern Recycling Centers.
Some municipal recycling centers accept paint cans as well.

 The Paint Management Program flyer (PDF format) lists the hours and locations for this program.
Residents can bring up to 20 paint cans per day to these sites for proper disposal. This program is for latex, oil based and boat paints only. Stains, Varnishes, polyurethanes or wood preservatives will not be accepted.

The program is open to homeowners, not businesses such as paint contractors.

However, paint contractors and commercial businesses can bring their empty metal paint cans to the County’s Recycling Centers Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

If contractors and commercial businesses have paint waste, they must contract with an approved vendor.

 Click here to view a bar graph (PDF format) that displays the amount of paint collected and costs for this program since its inception in 1997.

 Click here to view a video on the Paint Management Program