Ocean County, NJ

Ernest J. Kuhlwein, Jr., Director, P.E., P.P.
Ocean County Dept. of Solid Waste Management
129 Hooper Avenue
PO Box 2191
Toms River, NJ 08754
Tel: 1-800-55-RECYCLE.
Tel: 732-506-5047
Fax 732-244-8396
WWW: http://www.co.ocean.nj.us/SolidWaste/
Email: ocrecycles@co.ocean.nj.us

Ocean County HHW Disposal Days

During fall of each year the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Solid Waste Management sponsors 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 for this program.

For more information, call the Ocean County Solid Waste Management Hotline at 1-800-55-RECYCLE. To be notified about the next Household Hazardous Waste Program, please contact the Ocean County Department of Solid Waste Management and ask to be placed on the mailing list.


Explosives or Highly Reactive Materials may be dangerous. If you have these types of materials, call first for safety instructions. DO NOT bring these materials without prior authorization! These dangerous items include, but are not limited to, picric acid, isopropyl ether, calcium carbide, perchloric acid and benzoyl peroxide.

Ocean County Paint Management Program

Full, partially full and empty paint cans can be dropped off at Ocean County’s Northern and Southern Recycling Centers.
Some municipal recycling centers accept paint cans as well

Click here for programs hours and locations for this paint program (PDF).

Residents can bring up to 20 paint cans per day to these sites for proper disposal. This program is for latex, oil based and boat paints only. Stains, Varnishes, polyurethanes or wood preservatives will not be accepted.
The program is open to homeowners, not businesses such as paint contractors.
However, paint contractors and commercial businesses can bring their empty metal paint cans to the County’s Recycling Centers Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

If contractors and commercial businesses have paint waste, they must contract with an approved vendor.

Asbestos Management

Homeowners or contractors who have asbestos material they need to dispose of can bring their material to the Ocean County Landfill Corporation, Manchester Township, telephone 732-323-8528.

Appointments are necessary for homeowners so that OCLF staff can properly assist homeowners with the disposal of the asbestos at the drop-off area.