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

For more information on how to get this Marine Debris Biodegradation Time Line Poster click here or call 1-800-691-2005 MOTE Marine

Needles, Syringes and Proper Disposal of Household Medication

To dispose of needles and syringes please first contact local hospitals to see if they have a collection program.

You may also check with local pharmacies to see if they participate in the Blue Needle Box Program, which provides residents with proper ways to safely dispose of needles and syringes.


Currently there are 15 police departments in Ocean County that serve as permanent drop-off locations for residents to safely dispose of unused, unwanted or expired medications. 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)

Harvey Cedars Police Dept. - 7806 Long Beach Blvd., Harvey Cedars 609-494-6509

Jackson Township Police Dept. - 95 West Veteran's Highway, Jackson 732-928-1213

Lacey Township PD - 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

For additional information about medication recycling events, please visits the links below:

 US Department of Justice

 American Medicine Chest Challenge

For additional information on the proper disposal of household medication, please click on the links below:

 Ocean County Health Department
 Disposal of Household Medications Guidelines (NJDEP)
 Sharps Inc.