TOMS RIVER – It’s that time of year again, with the holidays nearly over, Ocean County residents are urged to make recycling their Christmas trees part of their annual cleanup.
Ocean County Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari said, “many of our park facilities are accepting drop-offs, making it accessible all across the County.”
Christmas trees can be dropped off at the following Ocean County park locations from now through Jan. 31:
- Cattus Island County Park, 1170 Cattus Island Boulevard, Toms River Township
- Cloverdale Farm County Park, 34 Cloverdale Road, Barnegat Township
- Wells Mills County Park, 905 Route 532, Ocean Township
- Ocean County Park, 659 Ocean Avenue, Lakewood Township
- Beaver Dam County Park, 3430 Bridge Avenue, Point Pleasant
- Jakes Branch County Park, 1100 Double Trouble Road, Beachwood
- Mill Creek County Park, 11 Chelsea Avenue, Berkeley Township
- Enos Pond County Park, 330 East Lacey Road, Forked River
- Robert J. Miller Airpark, 901 Route 530, Berkeley Township
- Freedom Fields County Park, 1160 Route 539, Little Egg Harbor Township
- Patriots County Park, 485 Bowman Road, Jackson Township
- Stanley H.”Tip” Seaman County Park, 120 Lakeside Drive, Tuckerton
- A. Paul King County Park, 2 W. Bay Avenue, Stafford Township
- Ocean County Golf Course at Atlantis, 261 Country Club Boulevard, Little Egg Harbor Township
- Ocean County Golf Course at Forge Pond, 301 Chambers Bridge Avenue, Brick Township
The Northern and Southern Recycling Centers accept Christmas trees year-round during regular business hours (7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday). The Ocean County Southern Recycling Center is located at 379 Haywood Road, Manahawkin. The Ocean County Northern Recycling Center is located at 601 New Hampshire Ave., Lakewood.
“We make every effort to make these programs convenient because recycling really does make a difference,” Ocean County Freeholder Deputy Director Gary Quinn said. Quinn serves as liaison to the recycling program.
“I commend the numerous residents that embrace recycling as part of their daily lives and encourage everyone to participate,” Quinn added.