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

 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

 Solid Waste Management Events
Master Composter Volunteer Training Program - 2014
Ocean County completed its Fall Master Composter Training Classes.
The Association of New Jersey Recyclers 34th Annual Recycling Symposium and Awards Luncheon - October 2014
Graduating Certified Recycling Professionals from the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education are Carol Evans of Little Egg Harbor Public Works and John Rogers of the Ocean County Health Department.
George Mitchell Recycling Field Day - June 2014
Students enjoyed learning all about the benefits of recycling and protecting our environment.
Master Composter Volunteer Training Program - 2013
Ocean County Master Composter volunteers completed their Fall training classes at the Recycling Education Center located within the County's Northern Recycling Center in Lakewood Township.
Innovative Technology Award - November 2013
NJDEP Awards Barnegat Township School District with Innovative Technology Award.
Spring "How To" Compost Course - April 2013
On Saturday April 27, 2013 a group of 20 Ocean County residents enjoyed learning the basics of backyard home composting at a free "How To" compost class.
Rocket Composter - October 2012
Long Beach Island School District Unveils Rocket Composter.

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Household Hazardous Waste - 2012
Ocean County Department of Solid Waste hosts five Spring Household Hazardous Waste Programs.
Master Composter Volunteer Training Program - 2012
Ocean County completed its Spring Master Composter Training Classes.
Ocean County Visits CarpetCycle - May 2012
Members from Ocean County's Department of Solid Waste Management, along with some municipal recycling coordinators, take a trip to CarpetCycle.
2011 Recycling Revenue - August 2011
Municipalities in Ocean County get rewarded for their recycling efforts.
Seaside Recycling - July 2011
Seaside Heights teams up with Coca-Cola to add new recycling containers to its boardwalk.
L'oreal - July 2011
A group from L'oreal visits the Northern Recycling Center in Lakewood.
Master Composter Volunteer Training Program – 2011
The County completed it's Spring "How To" class.
John Haas: Commissioner's Certificate of Recognition - October 2010
Former Ocean County District Recycling Coordinator John Haas is awarded the Commissioner's Certificate of Recognition for his 35 years of service in recycling.
Ocean County Ushers in New Era of Recycling - 2010
Ocean County officially ushered in a new era of recycling with a ribbon cutting ceremony marking the completion of changes at the Northern Ocean County Recycling Center that allows for single stream recycling.
Ocean County Southern Complex Grand Opening - October 2008
With the cutting of the ceremonial red ribbon, Ocean County officials marked the grand opening of new government facilities along Haywood Road in Manahawkin on Oct. 24, 2008.
Single Stream Recycling Up and Running - 2010
The County opens up its state-of-the-art new recycling facility.