Officials: Don’t Recycle It Unless You’re Sure

Photo courtesy Ocean County Scanner News

SOUTH TOMS RIVER – Trash and recyclables don’t mix, and end up costing taxpayers in the long run.

South Toms River was one of several municipalities that had its recycling rejected by the Ocean County Recycling Center. The results? The borough, and ultimately its taxpayers, bore the cost of transporting the material to the landfill.

The borough put out a message to residents Tuesday: officials will be randomly spot-checking green recycling cans for compliance.

Any cans with non-recyclable material or anything in bags will be tagged with a waring and will not be picked up.

Residents with questions can contact Public Works through the Borough Clerk at 732-349-0403, ext. 2.