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


Batteries

Beginning January 1, 2010, the US DOT has placed new regulations on the transportation of used dry-cell batteries throughout the United States. This coupled with a reduction in the concentration of toxic constituents in the most common dry-cell batteries, warrants a change in the procedures for disposing these materials. Rechargeable and button batteries will be recycled, while all other non rechargeable batteries, such as alkaline, can be disposed of as normal household trash.

For more information about how to distinguish between battery types and how to properly dispose of batteries please click on the two links below:

 Battery Recycling Flyer I
 Battery Recycling Flyer II

For information on disposal of batteries, please call 732-506-5047