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) 597-5321


Needles, Syringes and Proper Disposal of Household Medication


Do not set out with recyclables!

In order to dispose of needles and syringes please contact your local hospital to see if they have a collection program.

Also, check with your local pharmacy to see if they participate in the Blue Needle Box Program, which provides residents with proper way to safely dispose of needles and syringes.

Currently there are 14 police departments in Ocean County serve as permanent drop-off locations for residents to safely drop off any unused, unwanted or expired medication. Their addresses and contact information are as follows:

Barnegat Police Dept. - 900 West Bay Avenue, Barnegat 609-698-5000
Berkeley Twp. Police Dept. - 631 Pinewald Keswick Rd., Bayville 732-341-1132
Brick Twp. Police Dept. - 401 Chambersbridge Rd., Brick Twp. 732-262-1100 NO SYRINGES
Jackson Township Police Dept.- 95 West Veteran's Highway, Jackson 732-928-1213
Lacey Township Police Dept. - 808 Lacey Road, Lacey Twp. 609-693-6636 NO SYRINGES, NO LIQUIDS
Lakewood Township Police Dept. - 231 Third Street, Lakewood 732-363-0200
Little Egg Harbor Police Dept. - 665 Radio Road, Little Egg Harbor 609-296-3666
Long Beach Twp Police Dept. - 6805 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Twp. 609-494-3322
Manchester Twp Dept. - 1 Colonial Drive, Manchester Township 732-657-8121
Ocean Township Police Dept. -50 Railroad Avenue, Waretown 609-693-4007
Point Pleasant Police Dept. - 2233 Bridge Avenue, Point Pleasant Borough 732-892-0060
Seaside Heights Police Dept. - 116 Sherman Ave., Seaside Heights 732-793-1800
Stafford Twp Police Dept. - 260 E. Bay Ave, Manahawkin 609-597-8581
Toms River Police Dept. - 255 Oak Ave., Toms River, 732-349-0150

To get more information about medication recycling events, please visits the two links below.

 US Department of Justice

 American Medicine Chest Challenge


For information on the proper disposal of household medication, you can click on the links below:
 Ocean County Health Department
 Disposal of Household Medications Guidelines (NJDEP)
 Sharps Inc.