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The Department of Solid Waste Management supervises the implementation of Ocean County’s District Solid Waste Management Plan, providing solid waste/recyclables planning that supports growth patterns and economically promotes the proper disposal of both recyclable and non-recyclable wastes.

We work diligently to ensure all programs and plans are carried out in an environmentally responsible and efficient manner, and the District Solid Waste Management Plan relies upon a multi-faceted recycling strategy in combination with a landfill management plan for those materials that the county cannot recycle.

Ocean County owns and operates two recycling centers, one in the northern region of the county and one in the southern region. The Northern Recycling Center, Ocean County's processing facility, is located on New Hampshire Avenue (off Route 70) in Lakewood Township. The Southern Recycling Center, which operates primarily as a transfer station, is located at 379 Haywood Road (Manahawkin) in Stafford Township. Both facilities close on select county-observed holidays, however 24-hour resident recycling centers at both sites remain open year-round.

The Department of Solid Waste Management and its programs are a function of the Ocean County Board of Commissioners, with Commissioner Gary Quinn serving as Liaison to the Department and Anthony M. Agliata serving as Department Director.


Updates

SWAC Meeting (Virtual) -- 09/20/21, 4:00 PM EST
The Ocean County Solid Waste Advisory Council will be meeting via Webex on Monday, Sept. 20th at 4PM.
[07/23/21] Improvements Provide Boost To Ocean County Recycling Program
Equipment investments and market improvements will allow Ocean County to capture a greater amount of recyclables going forward.
Counting Down to NJ's 2022 Plastic Carryout Bag and Polystyrene Foam Ban
The NJBAC & NJDEP are working together to help NJ businesses comply with the forthcoming law.
[06/10/21] Summer/Fall 2021 HHW Schedule Announced
Ocean County has announced four (4) dates for the Summer/Fall 2021 Household Hazardous Waste Program.
[03/11/21] 2021 Residential Document Shredding Program
Ocean County has announced its full 2021 Residential Document Shredding Program schedule.

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Director: Anthony M. Agliata

P.O. Box 2191
129 Hooper Avenue
Toms River, NJ 08754

Phone: 732.506.5047
Fax: 732.244.8396
Email: ocrecycles@co.ocean.nj.us

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Northern Recycling Center

601 New Hampshire Avenue
Lakewood, NJ 08701

Days: Monday - Saturday (Saturday Ocean County residents only)
Hours:7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Phone: 732.367.0802
Fax: 732.942.8482
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Southern Recycling Center

379 Haywood Road
Manahawkin, NJ 08050

Days: Monday - Saturday (Saturday Ocean County residents only)
Hours:7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Phone: 609.978.0913
Fax: 609.597.5321
View detailed directions to this facility