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
 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) 597-5321

For more information on how to get this Marine Debris Biodegradation Time Line Poster click here or call 1-800-691-2005 MOTE Marine

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Ocean County Solid Waste Management Updates

Fall Master Composter Training Cancellation

Attention: The October 2016 Master Composter Training classes have been cancelled.

Please check back early 2017 for announcements regarding Spring 2017 Master Composter Training classes. Thank you.

2016 Recycling Directory

Ocean County has distributed its 2016 Recycling Directory.

 Click Here to view the press release.

 Click Here to view a PDF version of the directory.

Ocean County Distributes Recycling Revenues

 Click Here to view the press release.

China Resource Recycling Association Visit

The China Resource Recycling Association visited Ocean County's Northern Recycling Center to learn about our award-winning recycling program.

 Click Here to view the press release.

 Click Here to view the photo gallery.

Recycling Works In NJ

The NJDEP disseminated flyers reminding residents NOT to place plastic bags (among other things) in recycling containers.

 Click Here to view a flyer on plastic bag recycling.

 Click Here to view a flyer showing items commonly found in the recycling stream that should NOT be placed in recycling containers.

 Click Here to view a flyer on the benefits of recycling for businesses.

 Click Here to view a flyer for "grasscycling".

Waste Management's Recycle Often. Recycle Right

Click Here to watch a video about Waste Management's Recycle Often. Recycle Right.

HHW/Doc Shred Mailing List

To receive automatic email notifications of updates on the Household Hazardous Waste and Document Shredding Programs, please Click Here.

If you have any questions or need assistance with signing up, please call the Department at 732-506-5047.

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 Solid Waste Management Events Gallery

The Ocean County Department of Solid Waste Management supervises the implementation of the District Solid Waste Management Plan providing for solid waste/recycling planning supporting growth patterns and economically promoting the proper disposition of trash/recyclables in an efficient and environmentally correct manner

Ocean County owns and operates two Recycling Centers.

The Northern Recycling Center is located on New Hampshire Avenue (off Route 70) in Lakewood Township.

The Southern Recycling Center is located at 379 Haywood Road near the State Motor Vehicle Inspection Station in Manahawkin, Stafford Township.

Both facilities are closed on County observed holidays but the 24-hour Resident Recycling Centers remain open.

Click image below to view Single Stream Recycling Acceptable/Non-Acceptable Materials

  Ocean County Recycling Directory