Ocean County Hazardous Material Disposal
accepted at the household hazardous waste collection sites are:
paints, thinners, boat paints, solvents, pool chemicals,
pesticides and herbicides, aerosol cans, auto products, toilet
and drain cleaners, silver polishes, oven cleaners, photographic
chemicals, rug and upholstery cleaners, polishes and bleaches,
waste oil and used gasoline. Pre-Registration Is Required.
Additional information can be found on the county website at
or by calling 1-800-55-RECYCLE. To receive automatic email
notifications direct from ocean county of updates on the
Household Hazardous Waste and Document Shredding Programs,
Hazardous waste will not be accepted from businesses, school boards or government agencies. Only Ocean County residential households and farmers are eligible for this free program. A driver's license or tax bill will be adequate proof of residence. Our staff can advise you about any materials you are unsure of. Acceptable Materials: paints/thinners/boat paint, solvents, pool chemicals, pesticides and herbicides, aerosol cans, auto products, toilet and drain cleaners, silver polishes, oven cleaners, photographic chemicals, rug and upholstery cleaners, polishes and bleaches, waste oil and used gasoline. ALL THE ABOVE MATERIALS, EXCEPT OIL AND GASOLINE, MUST BE IN ORIGINAL CONTAINERS
Maximum volume per household is limited to 200 pounds of dry materials and 20 gallons of liquid. Please, no containers larger than 5 gallons. Unacceptable Materials: radioactive materials, dioxins, infectious waste ("Red Bag" wastes), explosives, unknown or unidentified materials. NO CONSTRUCTION WASTE OR ASBESTOS.
Hazardous Materials Information
Asbestos, wood preservatives, thinners, solvents, chemicals and fuel are considered hazardous waste and are not collected by the Public Works Department. These items should never be placed at curbside for pickup nor should they be dropped off at the Recycling Center. Call the Northern Recycling Center located on New Hampshire Avenue in Lakewood at 732-367-0802 for disposal information.
As part of the Ocean County Paint Management Program, full, partially full, or empty paint cans are accepted at the Seaside Park Public Works Garage located on Barnegat Avenue, Seaside Park. Please call to register (732)793-5100. Limit is 20 cans per day, Monday through Friday – 9:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. Latex and Oil Based Paints Only, No Stains or Wood Preservatives Accepted.
Asbestos is a hazardous material and will not be collected at any time. Homeowners must contact a qualified contractor for asbestos abatement and removal.
Needle & Syringe Disposal
Never toss them into the trash or toilet.
The Ocean County Recycling Guide has the
following information on medical sharps and syringe disposal.
Community Medical Center
99 Route 37 West, Toms River
Ocean Medical Center
425 Jack Martin Blvd. Brick 732-836-4297
Southern Ocean Medical Center
700 Rt. 9 South, West Creek 609-978-3559
Download Recycling Guide