Schedule for Hazardous Materials Disposal Announced for Lakewood Residents

Phil Roux, the Lakewood Township director of Public Works, has announced the date of the 2022 residential household hazardous waste disposal program, sponsored by the Ocean County Board of Commissioners and the Department of Solid Waste Management.

Lakewood residents can dispose of household hazardous waste in Lakewood, Sunday, April 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Lakewood Public Works, 1 America Way only by registering online. Visit co.ocean.nj.us/recycle online to register for a time slot.

Other locations in Stafford and Manchester townships also available to Ocean County residents. Proof of residency—driver’s license or tax bill–is required.

Household hazardous waste in their original containers except for oil and gasoline includes aerosols, auto products, cleaning products, chemicals/pool chemicals, fire extinguishers, gasoline, herbicides and pesticides, mercury-containing devices, paint thinners, polyurethanes and polishes, propane tanks, strains and varnishes.

The limit is 200 lbs. of dry materials and 20 liquid gallons. No containers larger than five gallons will be accepted.

Materials that are NOT acceptable this April are asbestos, *batteries, construction debris, *electronics, explosives including boat flares, infectious waste, *motor oil, medication, needles, syringes, oxygen tanks, *paint and paint cans, radioactive materials, smoke detectors, unidentifiable chemicals.

*Starred materials will be accepted in a special waste program Monday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

For other household hazardous waste disposal dates and locations, visit co.ocean.nj.us/recycle (right side). For more information, call Lakewood Public Works at 732-905-3405 or 732-506-5047.  Email ocrecycles@co.ocean.nj.us.

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