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Single Stream Recycling
All glass bottles, aluminum cans, tin cans, plastic containers # 1, 2 &5, newspapers, mixed papers, junk mail, cardboard, aluminum foil and magazines can all be placed in one container for curbside pickup. The use of a 35-gallon trash container, weighing no more than 40lbs., is recommended for recycling.
Free recycling stickers are available at the Public Works Office and should be placed on trash containers to designate them as a recycling container. Commingled recyclables should not be placed in bags for pickup or drop off.
Recycle your old electronics
The Ocean County Recycling Center will accept old
computers, monitors, VCR’s, printers, radios, laptops and telephone
equipment for recycling. located
at 601 New Hampshire Avenue
Lakewood, NJ 08701 Hours of operation: 7:30am - 3:00pm, Open
Monday through Saturday (Saturday
Toll free: 1-800-55-RECYCLE
Placing household trash in public litter receptacles is a violation of Borough Code.
Do not place household garbage in public litter receptacles. You may bring household garbage and recycling to the recycling center. Your cooperation is necessary to keep our community clean and litter free. A schedule of trash collection for your area of town can be found here. Full Borough Code book can be found here
Ocean County Document Shredding
truck has an 8,000-pound capacity. Residents are limited to six
boxes or bags each day. Commercial documents will not be
accepted. Paper clips and staples do not have to be removed from
the documents. Registration not required and the service is
free, check flyer for locations and times
Located on the corner of Washington and Baltimore Avenue.
Open 7 days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Residents can utilize the center to drop off their
normal recyclable items.
The Recycling Center is a service provided for residents only.
Proof of residency may be required by two forms Photo ID & Tax or Utility Bill.
No contractors are permitted to dispose of any items at any time!
The following items are accepted at the Lavallette Recycling Center.
- Commingled Glass, Aluminum Cans, Tin Cans and Plastic Containers
- Mixed Paper
- Corrugated Cardboard
- Motor Oil, Anti-freeze, Auto Batteries and Household Batteries
- Used Motor Oil Filters – Oil must be drained from the filter
- Telephone Books
- Concrete by appointment
- Yard Waste — You can bring Yard Clippings, Brush or Tree stumps to the Recycling Center.
County Northern Recycling Center
New Hampshire Avenue, Lakewood
Hours of operation: 7:30am - 3:00pm
Open Monday through Saturday
(Saturday residents only)
Toll free: 1-800-55-RECYCLE
Ocean County Recycling Publications & Other Media
The Department has the following publications available to acquaint residents with recycling and solid waste management activities in Ocean County. For those publications that cannot be accessed through our website, please contact the Department of Solid Waste Management for copies at 732-506-5047 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
A Guide to Solid Waste Management in Ocean County - This guide provides an overview of Ocean County’s various recycling and solid waste management activities.
Download Recycling Guide - This handy directory, which is published annually, provides important recycling information that residents should become familiar with. It provides information on the full range of recycling opportunities that are available in our region as well as policies, facilities and programs. Commonly asked questions are addressed about recycling and other solid waste management matters.
Your Guide to Home Composting - This explains how to compost, what to compost, why we should compost, and discusses the different types of units that can be used to make compost.
Teacher’s Resource Guide to Recycling in Ocean County - This guide was introduced in 1995 and updated in 2004 and is geared for grades four through six. Includes many activities that teachers can integrate within their lesson plan. Copies of the guide are also available from the Department of Solid Waste Management office. The guide is available as well in CD-Rom format.
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Ocean County Publications on Home Composting - Various leaflets are available on home composting from the Rutgers Extension of Ocean County by contacting the Department of Solid Waste Management.