Fall Dates Announced for Hazardous Waste Collection

The Ocean County Department of Solid Waste Management has announced the fall dates for the 2022 schedule of Ocean County’s Household Hazardous Waste program.

The program is open to all residents of Ocean County, but businesses and institutions are not eligible. Pre-registration is required, and can be done online at www.co.ocean.nj.us/recycle, or by calling 732-506-5047, if preferred. Proof of residency will also be required.

“For over 30 years this program has helped our residents dispose of hazardous materials safely,” said Ocean County Commissioner Barbara Jo Crea who is liaison to the Ocean County recycling program. “I am happy to announce that we are continuing the Household Hazardous Waste program for three dates this fall.”

The following collection dates are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.:

• Sept. 10 – Lacey Township Public Works, 820 Municipal Lane
• Oct. 8 – Fraternal Order of Police Parking Lot (Toms River), 1791 North Bay Avenue
• Oct. 29 – Long Beach Township Public Works, 7910 Long Beach Boulevard.

The items that can be dropped off include: aerosols, auto products, cleaning products, pool chemicals, fire extinguishers, gasoline, pesticides/herbicides, mercury switches/devices (thermostats), stains/thinners, polyurethanes, and polishes.
Items that are not accepted include: electronics, cylinders (oxygen tanks), asbestos, radioactive materials (smoke detectors), infectious wastes, explosives (fireworks, gunpowder, boat flares) and unknown materials.

All materials, with the exception of oil and gasoline, should be in the original containers. A limit of 200 pounds of dry materials and 20 gallons of liquid material is allowed per household. No containers larger than five gallons are accepted.

In addition, municipal recycling centers and the county’s recycling centers allow for year-round drop off other materials including used paint, batteries, antifreeze, and waste oil. Residents can use the drop offs located at the Ocean County Northern Recycling Center in Lakewood, or the Southern Recycling Center located in Manahawkin from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For more information, visit http://www.co.ocean.nj.us/OC/SolidWaste/.

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