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

Publications & Other Media

The Department has the following publications available to acquaint residents with recycling and solid waste management activities in Ocean County. For copies of publications that cannot be accessed through our website, please contact the Department of Solid Waste Management at 732-506-5047 or via e-mail at

 Waste Management's Recycle Often. Recycle Right

 Recycling... A Shore Thing - Brochure providing a brief summary on what materials are mandated for recycling in Ocean County for all sectors, and other recycling opportunities at the County's Recycling Centers.

 2015 Recycling Directory - This handy directory, which is published annually, provides important recycling information residents should become familiar with. Within its pages you will find information on the full range of recycling opportunities that are available in our region as well as policies, facilities, and programs. Commonly asked questions are addressed about recycling and other solid waste management matters.

 Welcome to the Ocean County Backyard Composting Demonstration Site (PDF) - Brochure providing general information regarding composting and the compost units displayed at the County's demonstration site.

 Help Your Community by Becoming an Ocean County Master Composter Volunteer (PDF) - Brochure providing general information on the Ocean County Master Composter Training Program.

 Do Your Part! A Guide to Buying, Using & Disposing of Household Toxic Products (PDF) - Brochure explaining to Ocean County consumers how they can reduce the generation of household toxic products and save money by shopping smart and using toxic-free household alternatives. Proper disposal of toxic household products is also discussed.

 Grasscycling (PDF) - Brochure explaining how to recycle your grass clippings naturally by the "cut and leave it" method. The brochure also discusses proper mowing, watering, and fertilizing to maintain a healthy lawn.

 Your Guide To Home Composting (PDF) - Brochure explaining how to compost, what to compost, why we should compost, and discussing the different types of units that can be used to make compost.

 Kids Can Compost Too! (PDF) - This colorful brochure for children explains the basics behind composting and its environmental benefits.

• Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Ocean County Publications on Home Composting - Various leaflets are available on home composting from the Rutgers Extension of Ocean County by contacting the Department of Solid Waste Management.

 Teacher’s Resource Guide to Recycling in Ocean County (PDF) - This guide, first introduced in 1995 and last updated in 2004, is geared towards students in grades four through six. Includes many activities that teachers can integrate within their lesson plan. Copies of the guide are available from the Department of Solid Waste Management office. Guide is also available in CD-Rom format.

 Composting with Pallets - Guide demonstrating how residents can easily create composting bins out of wooden pallets.

• Ocean County Recycles Video - Video providing an overview of Ocean County’s solid waste management activities, appropriate for all age groups. Running time is approximately twenty minutes. Individual segments of the video can be viewed here:

 Vegetative Waste Recycling
 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program
 Paint Management Collection Program
 Computer Recycling Program
 Recycling Education Center
 Backyard Composting Demonstration Site
 Master Composter Training

Video is available at all Ocean County Library branches. Schools, groups and organizations may receive copies of the video upon request.

 Recycling and Solid Waste Tonnage Data- Yearly data presenting both landfilled and recycled material tonnages for all Ocean County municipalities. To receive copies of this data, please contact the Department of Solid Waste Management.