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This page is intended for residential use only, and only for Ocean County residents. Residents and commercial businesses elsewhere should contact their local waste haulers or government agencies. Ocean County commercial businesses ONLY should contact their normal waste haulers, the Ocean County Department of Solid Waste Management, or the New Jersey Division of Solid & Hazardous Waste.

RECYCLING  

  What Must I Recycle?

Under New Jersey law, Ocean County residents and businesses are required to recycle certain items. The Ocean County Department of Solid Waste Management maintains lists of these items. Your municipality may require you to recycle other items. Your municipality will require you to follow the municipality’s rules. Contact your Municipal Recycling Coordinator for further information.

  Your Municipal Recycling Coordinator

If you do not know how to dispose of an item, contact him or her first.

  Ocean County Department of Solid Waste Management

If your municipal recycling coordinator does not know how to dispose of an item, he or she should refer you here. Ocean County maintains recycling centers at Lakewood and Manahawkin. “The two facilities both have 24-hour Resident Recycling Centers for aluminum and tin cans, glass containers, plastic beverage containers, aerosol cans, newspapers, mixed paper and residential cardboard. Recycling is also available during regular hours of operation at both Centers for household dry cell batteries and auto batteries, motor oil, oil filters, antifreeze, tires, empty steel paint cans, and boat shrink wrap.”  

DONATIONS AND DISPOSAL

There are other things you may not want to throw out, or should not throw out. In general, contact any organization before you arrive at their location with a donation.

Automobiles

Some charities will not accept a vehicle donation if the vehicle is more than a certain number of years old. They may also require that the vehicle be in good condition. They may require you to deliver the vehicle to their location, and may have other requirements. Check with the particular charity for details.

  America's Car Donation Charities Center
    The Center refers potential donors to a number of New Jersey and national charities.

  American Lung Association
    The Association has an online donation form to speed the process.

  American Red Cross Vehicle Donation Center 
    The Center has an online donation form to speed the process.

  Salvation Army
    T
he Army has an online donation form to speed the process. Click "donate now" in the left-hand column.

There are other New Jersey charities which accept vehicle donations. Some advertise in local newspapers, which are available at your local Ocean County Library branch.

Boats

Some charities will not accept a boat donation if the boat is more than a certain number of years old. They may also require that the boat be in good condition. They may require you to deliver the boat to their location, and may have other requirements. Check with the particular charity for details.

  American Red Cross Vehicle Donation Center 
    The Center has an online donation form to speed the process.

  America's Car Donation Charities Center
    The Center refers potential donors to a number of New Jersey and national charities. Some of these charities accept boat donations.

  Chapman School of Seamanship Boat Donation Program
    The School is based in Florida.

There are other New Jersey charities which accept boat donations. Some advertise in local newspapers, which are available at your local Ocean County Library branch.

BOOKS

  Ocean County Library
    The Library accepts donations of usable books in good condition. We cannot accept school books, encyclopedias, Readers Digest condensed books, or magazines. Contact your local Ocean County Library branch for additional information.

Building materials

  Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity
     Call
732-818-9500 for additional information.

Cellular telephones

  Ocean County Department of Solid Waste Management-Cell Phone Recycling Program
    Cell phones are accepted in unlimited quantities for recycling at the County’s Northern and Southern Recycling Centers and The County Connection at the Ocean County Mall.  Residents and businesses may drop off their outdated cell phones at these locations during operating hours at no cost."

Clothing

  salvation Army
    T
he Army will pick up certain items, and maintains drop off boxes for others. You may also bring donations to their thrift stores. Call 1-800-958-7825 for additional information.  

  Suited for Success Boutique, Lakewood Community School
    The Boutique "accepts donations of gently used women's career clothing." Call 732-905-0135 for additional information.

Other organizations maintain drop off boxes at various locations in the county. 

COMPUTERS

  Habitat for Humanity of Southern Ocean County 
    Call 609-978-6200 for additional information.

  Ocean County Department of Solid Waste Management
    “Computers are accepted for recycling at the County’s Northern and Southern Recycling Centers. This program is for computers only, no televisions or VCR’S are accepted. Residents may bring computers and computer components Monday through Saturday at either Center from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm at no cost. Any businesses who have computers to recycle should contact Supreme Computer Recyclers at 732-370-4100. The County accepts the following computer equipment from residents for recycling:

          1. Monitors
          2. Central processing units
          3. Expansion boards
          4. Printers
          5. Scanners
          6. Keyboards and Mice
          7. Cables
          8. Speakers
          9. Laptops
         10. Laptop peripherals”

  salvation Army
     T
he Army will pick up certain items, and maintains drop off boxes for others. You may also bring donations to their thrift stores. Call 1-800-958-7825 for additional information.

CONSUMER ELECTRONICS

  salvation Army
    T
he Army will pick up certain items, and maintains drop off boxes for others. You may also bring donations to their thrift stores. Call 1-800-958-7825 for additional information.

Furniture and household items

  Habitat for Humanity of Southern Ocean County
    Call 609-978-6200 for additional information.

  Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity
     Call
732-818-9500 for additional information

  Rescue Mission of Trenton
     Call 1-
800-528-8825 for additional information.

  salvation Army
     T
he Army will pick up certain items, and maintains drop off boxes for others. You may also bring donations to their thrift stores. All items must be in good condition. Call 1-800-958-7825 for additional information.

HAZARDOUS WASTE

  Ocean County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program

    “During the spring and fall of each year the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Solid Waste Management conduct a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program… …Numerous collection days are offered for County residents to properly dispose of toxic household products such as herbicides, pesticides, household cleaners, paints and paint thinners, solvent and photographic chemicals. Quantities are limited to 200 pounds for dry materials and 20 gallons for liquid materials. There is no charge for collection of these materials. This program is not open to commercial establishments, schools, and municipal/state government agencies. Pre-registration is required to participate in this program. For more information, call the Ocean County Solid Waste Management Hotline at 1-800-55-RECYCLE.”

Metal

  Your municipality may maintain a recycling center where you may bring scrap metal. Contact your municipal recycling coordinator for additional information.

You may also look in your local telephone directory under the category “Scrap Metals” for local junk yards.

TIRES

  Your municipality may maintain a disposal area where you may dispose of tires. Contact your municipal recycling coordinator for additional information

  Ocean County Department of Solid Waste Management

If your municipality does not accept tires, your municipal recycling coordinator should refer you here. “The Northern and Southern Recycling Centers accept automobile and light truck tires for a fee of $1.00 per tire. The completion of a simple application must be filled out in person. The Centers accept tires that are no larger than a truck tire and no smaller than a 13" tire. Rims must be removed. Bicycle, motorcycle or racing tires are not accepted. For further information, please contact the Northern Recycling Center at 732-367-0802.”

If you are buying replacement tires, some tire stores will dispose of your old tires for a fee.

TOOLS

  Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity
     Call
732-818-9500 for additional information.

Trucks

Some charities will not accept a vehicle donation if the vehicle is more than a certain number of years old. They may also require that the vehicle be in good condition. They may require you to deliver the vehicle to their location, and may have other requirements. Check with the particular charity for details.

  America's Car Donation Charities Center 
    The Center refers potential donors to a number of New Jersey and national charities.

  American Lung Association 
    The Association has an online donation form to speed the process.

  American Red Cross Vehicle Donation Center
    The Center has an online donation form to speed the process.

  Salvation Army
     T
he Army has an online donation form to speed the process.

There are other New Jersey charities which accept vehicle donations. Some advertise in local newspapers, which are available at your local Ocean County Library branch.

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Researched, compiled, and edited by Carl Paulson

 
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