Spring Cleaning Means Medicine Cabinets Too
Ocean County officials are encouraging residents to participate April 25 in properly cleaning out their medicine cabinets and disposing of old and unused prescription drugs at a host of RX dropoff sites throughout Ocean County.
To find out locations for this event click here : Spring Clean Your Medicine Cabinet
Free Residential Document Shredding Program Under Way
The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders encourages its residents to get rid of old documents safely and securely by using the County's free Residential Document Shredding Program. Click here to read the release including dates, times and locations
Remember to Recycle
From Christmas Trees to electronics, Ocean County residents are encouraged to use the host of recycling programs in place throughout Ocean County, whether during the holiday season or throughout the New Year. Click here to read the release
Officials Urge Use of Prescription Drug Dropoff Boxes
OCEAN COUNTY officials are urging residents to safely dispose of unused and expired prescription medications at drop-off boxes located throughout the County. Click here for program information and a list of dropoff locations
Beware of Scam Artists
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, residents need to be vigilant of scam artists. Click here to read information on how to protect yourself from scam artists
Emergency Lines for Emergency Calls Only
The Ocean County Sheriff's Department asks that residents do not call 9-1-1 or the Office of Emergency Management unless it is an actual emergency. Information on evacuations, shelters and other storm-related activities is available on the county and local municipal websites or by calling non-emergency numbers. For county information please call 732-929-2000.
Reporting a power outage or a street light out?
Ocean County Freeholder Joseph H. Vicari encourages residents to report power outages and streetlight outages to the utility companies servicing the area.
For First Energy customers which include Jersey Central Power & Light call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) or call Customer Service at 800-662-3115 or visit online at www.firstenergycorp.com
and click on "Report an outage."
For Atlantic City Electric customers call 1-800-642-3780 or go online at www.atlanticcityelectric.com
and click on link to report streetlight outage.
Silver Alert System
Ocean County wants the public to be aware of the state's Silver Alert System which could serve as a lifeline in cases of missing persons who suffer from dementia or other cognitive impairment. Click here to read important information on this program.
Grass Too High on State Road?
To report unattractive weeds and grass too tall that might be causing site distance problems along state Highways in Ocean County including Routes 37, 35, 72 and 70, call the state Department of Transportation dispatch number at 609-588-6212. The call is taped and logged into a state data base.