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


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, Seaside Heights, Lacey, Manchester and Toms River Police Departments are serving as permanent resident drop-off locations for any unused, unwanted or expired medication. Their addresses and contact information is as follows:

Manchester Police Dept.- 1 Colonial Drive, 732-657-8121
Seaside Heights Police Dept.- 116 Sherman Avenue, 732-793-1800
Lacey Township Police Dept.- 808 Lacey Road, 609-693-6636
Toms River Police Dept.- 255 Oak Ave., 732-349-0150
Lakewood Township Police Department, 231 Third St. Lakewood 732-363-0200

 Click here to to get more information

The American Medicine Chest Challenge has two permanent drop off site locations in Ocean County to safely dispose of unwanted, unused and expired medications. The next American Medicine Chest Challenge is November 9, 2013

 Click here to get more information

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