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


Leaves, Brush and Vegetative Waste


The County Recycling Centers accept leaves and light brush from residents and landscapers.

Residents and landscapers must follow these directions.

Leaves are accepted at either the Northern or Southern Recycling Centers unbagged.

Brush is accepted at either of the Centers 4" in diameter or less.
Construction wood and stumps are not accepted.

 List of Class B Recycling Facilities (PDF)


Christmas trees are accepted during the holiday season at both the Northern and Southern Recycling Centers.

Only residents' material is accepted on Saturdays, no landscapers or municipalities.

Compost and woodchips are available free of charge to Ocean County residents and municipalities. Residents picking up compost and woodchips at the Northern Recycling Center must use the South Oberlin Avenue entrance. Resident pick-up of this material is limited to a pick-up truck or single axle trailer size load.

For more information about the availability of these products, please contact the Northern Recycling Center at 732-367-0802.

 Click here to view the Vegetative Waste Recycling video