The Borough is in receipt of a grant from the Ocean County Department of Solid Waste to build a recycling center at our Public Works Department. This will enable households to recycle items when the need arises instead of having to wait for the regularly-scheduled pickup (street-side pickup will continue, of course, even after the recycling center is built).
There are a few items which we would like to bring to your attention.
* Please do not put plastic HYPODERMIC NEEDLES in with your recycling. Place used needles and syringes in a coffee can with a lid or a plastic bottle with a top. When full, tape the lid shut and label as "needles" and discard in your trash.
* TIRES and COMPUTER EQUIPMENT cannot be picked up by the Island Heights Public Works Department or by Waste Management. Please refer to the Ocean County Department of Solid Waste Management website (http://www.co.ocean.nj.us/SolidWaste/index.htm or the website for the Barnegat Bay National Estuary Program (http://www.bbep.org/recycle.htm)
The New Jersey
Department of Environmental Protection has instituted very strict stormwater
regulations which all municipalities must now follow. This means that no one (including landscaping
companies) is allowed to rake or blow any leaves or debris into the streets for
pickup. Please bag your leaves, LEAVE
THE BAG UNTIED, and stack them for pickup by the Public Works Department. Please leave an open container (one of your
trash bins) for return of your bags to keep plastic litter out of
If the bags are left untied and they’re not stuffed too tightly, you’ll also be more likely to be able to re-use them, saving you money and the public works employees time. This is a very big job for our guys, and it’s to everyone’s benefit to help the process run smoothly.
Also, please think about COMPOSTING some
of those leaves to help improve your soil in the spring.
Recycling: Saves tax dollars by reducing trash disposal costs.
Conserves natural resources.
Reduces air and water pollution, including greenhouse gases.
If you have any other recycling questions, please call the Ocean County Solid Waste Management Hotline at 1-800-55-RECYCLE. The Hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.