Ocean County Press Release
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders is encouraging residents to "recycle right" with the new 2019-2020 Ocean County Recycling Guide.
The guide's completely new look provides Ocean County residents with important recycling information.
"This guide is one of many on-going public outreach programs making it easy for residents to recycle right," said Ocean County Freeholder Gary Quinn, who serves as liaison to the recycling program. "Knowing what is recycled in our communities will save everyone time and money in the long run."
In addition to information on popular programs such as Paint Management, Household Hazardous Waste Collection and Residential Document Shredding, the guide helps answer every day recycling questions and concerns.
Residents can find information regarding bulky waste disposal, medication/needle disposal and medication drop-off locations, plastic film recycling, single stream recycling, backyard composting and recycling, and more. There is also information on both of the County's Recycling Centers as well as the municipal recycling centers inside the recycling guide as well.
"Our recycling programs allow us to protect the environment and helps us to save space at the landfill," said Ocean County Freeholder Director Virginia E. Haines. "With the help of our residents, Ocean County can continue to be a leader in recycling."
The guide is being distributed throughout Ocean County. It will be available in every municipalities' town hall and recycling center, as well as the Northern and Southern Recycling Centers in Lakewood and Manahawkin, respectively. The guide will be available at the County Connection at the Ocean County Mall, and at Ocean County Library branch locations.
The recycling guide will also be available in PDF form on the Department of Solid Waste Management's Facebook page, @ocswm or on the website http://www.co.ocean.nj.us/OC/SolidWaste/frmHomeSW.aspx.
"Ocean County residents have always embraced recycling. We want to make certain they have the correct information as programs and requirements have changed over the years," Quinn said. "Ocean County is making a substantial investment into its recycling program with new equipment, allowing us to stay competitive in an ever-changing market. We encourage our citizens to help in this effort."
For more information, contact the Ocean County Department of Solid Waste Management at 732-506-5047.