TOMS RIVER – Ocean County is celebrating America Recycles Day by providing residents with information on the County’s recycling programs. Those who wish to learn more about how to recycle right can visit the County Connection at the Ocean County Mall throughout the day on Nov. 14.
America Recycles Day is sponsored by the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Ocean County Department of Solid Waste Management.
On Nov. 14, representatives from the Department of Solid Waste Management be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 3 to 7 p.m. to answer your questions about recycling and all the recycling programs offered in Ocean County.
“It’s important that our residents recycle right,” said Ocean County Freeholder Gary Quinn, who serves as liaison to the county’s recycling program. “From learning about what is and isn’t acceptable for single stream recycling, to finding out about the proper disposal for unwanted medications or household hazardous waste to getting answers on a host of other questions related to recycling, the day will provide a wealth of information for residents who want to learn more about the program,” Quinn said.
Residents also are encouraged to bring their old rechargeable batteries, button batteries and cell phones to be recycled.
“Recycling is truly an important program in Ocean County and consists of many different components,” said Ocean County Freeholder Director Virginia E. Haines. “So much more than just old newspapers and aluminum cans, many materials are now being recycled. We want our residents to have the most up to date information about what can be recycled and how it can be recycled.”
The first 50 attendees will receive a free reusable tote that provides information on what is recyclable. Single stream recycling decals also will be available.