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


Collection of Appliances


Option 1

Regulations from the United States Environmental Protection Agency require that Freon be removed from such appliances as air conditioners and refrigerators before disposal.

Residents can contact an appliance dealer to remove the Freon from the appliance who will then issue a receipt to provide to your municipality for pickup of the appliance.
There is a charge for this service.

Please consult your Yellow Pages for dealers who provide this service or contact the Department of Solid Waste Management at (732) 506-5047 for information.

Some municipalities may also provide this service.

MUNICIPALITIES AND PRIVATE HAULERS WILL NOT COLLECT APPLIANCES CONTAINING FREON UNLESS THIS RECEIPT IS PRESENTED.

For further information, please contact your municipal public works’ office.

Option 2

The State has just launched a refrigerator/freezer recycling program, that enables residents to have these appliances hauled out of their homes for free and receive a $50 incentive.

The program recycles 95 percent of the appliance and is limited to removal of two units per household. The appliances that are to be recycled must be in working order and have an inside measurement of 10 cubic feet or more.

To receive more information please call 1-877-270-3520 or visit the
 NJ Clean Energy website