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Publications and Other Media

The Ocean County Department of Solid Waste Management has the following publications available to acquaint residents with recycling and solid waste management activities in Ocean County, with additional information from the NJDEP focusing on New Jersey recycling as a whole. For copies of publications that cannot be accessed through our website, please contact the department at 732-506-5047 or via e-mail at ocrecycles@co.ocean.nj.us


"Ocean County Now Accepting More Plastics, Paper, Metal in Curbside Recycling Bins" The Sandpaper. August 04, 2021 Full Article here

"Improvements To Ocean County Recycling Program Allows County To Expand On What Residents Toss Into Their Bins" The Lakewood Scoop, July, 22, 2021 Full Article here

"Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Sites Announced" Jersey Shore Online, July 6, 2021 Full Article here

"Four more opportunities in Ocean County to get rid of your hazardous waste" WOBM, July 2, 2021 Full Article here

"Save Our Environment – Recycle! Free Webinar" Jersey Shore Online, March 26, 2021Full Article here

"Ocean County’s Free Residential Document Shredding Program Gets Under Way In April" Wrat.com, March 19th Full Article here

" Five Jersey Shore towns receiving $100,000 in recycling grants from the State" WOBM, March 17th Full Article here

"Free Document Shredding Coming Back To Ocean County" Jersey Shore Online. March 11, 2021 Full Article here

"Remember the trade war with China? Here's one way it's still slamming Shore wallets" Asbury Park Press, March 5, 2021 Full Article here

"Hazardous Household Waste Collection Programs Planned" Jersey Shore Online, March 3, 2021 Full Article here

"How Ocean County Landfill is preserving capacity through landfill mining" www.wastetodaymagazine.com March 2, 2021 Full Article here

"Ocean County Calls for Recycling Vigilance After 11-Alarm Fire at North Jersey Recycle Center" The SandPaper, February 10, 2021 Full Article here

"Ocean County: Residents Are Trying To Recycle Dangerous Materials" Jersey Shore Online February 5, 2021, Full Article here

"Ocean County Warns Some Items Placed in Recycling Can Cause Dangerous Situations" The Lakewood Scoop, February 04, 2021 Full Article here

"All Signs Point to Spike in Winter Population on LBI" The SandPaper, February 05, 2021 Full Article here


"That Christmas tree is recyclable. Here's where to take it" Asbury Park Press, December 30, 2020.
Full Article here

"South Jersey waste managers learning to adjust to changing recycling parameters and increasing costs" The Press of Atlantic City Full Article here

"Ocean County Releases New Recycling Guide for Boaters" The SandPaper, July 13, 2020 Full Article here

"Ocean County Provides Helpful Environmental Protection Information To Boaters" wrat.com July 9, 2020 Full Article here

"Stafford firefighters quickly extinguish blaze at Southern Recycling Center" Asbury Park Press, June 26, 2020 Full Article here

"Ocean County Department of Solid Waste Management Cancels Events" Insider NJ, April 16, 2020 Full Article here

Tonnage Data

 Recycling and Solid Waste Tonnage Data Comparison 2018, 2019, & 2020 [PDF]- Yearly data presenting both landfilled and recycled material tonnages for all Ocean County municipalities. To receive copies of this data, please contact the Department of Solid Waste Management.

Ocean County Recycles Video