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

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Solid Waste Management Plan and Amendments

The Ocean County District Solid Waste Management Plan contains two major components. The first component includes a comprehensive recycling program designed to promote increased recycling efforts. The second component details a landfill management plan, designed to handle materials that are unable to be recycled. The goal of both of these elements is to achieve a consistent increase in the collection of recyclable materials and reduce the amounts of these materials entering the landfill by establishing a strong emphasis on source separation.

Ocean County’s recycling strategy is multifaceted, addressing topics related to the following:

  • Source separation
  • Collection methods for recyclable materials
  • Residential and commercial compliance
  • New development of multifamily residential units, commercial, institutional or industrial properties
  • Prohibition of the collection of solid waste mixed with recyclable materials
  • Enforcement, violations and penalties

These parameters are set in order to achieve maximum recyclable tonnages, which extends the capacity of the designated landfill and equates to revenue by saving on landfill tipping fees.

All material that is unable to be recycled is directed to the Ocean County Landfill Corporation (OCLC) facility, located on Route 70 in Manchester Township. Pursuant to the waste flow requirements of the Solid Waste Management Plan, non-recyclable material is mandated to be disposed of at the OCLC unless destined for an authorized facility located outside of New Jersey. Any hauler who does not follow this requirement is subject to enforcement action.
 Plan Inclusion Procedures
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 November 1976 Proposed Plan
 Dec. 1975 Inventory and Background Information
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