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County Recycling Center to Get Upgrades

Freeholders approve $3.1M project

Ocean County will spend $3.1 million upgrading facilities at its Northern Recycling Center in Lakewood, said Ernest J. Kuhlwein Jr., director of the Department of Solid Waste Management.

The county’s freeholders awarded a contract in that amount to Benjamin R. Harvey Co. Inc. of Ocean Township, Monmouth County.

Kuhlwein said the work includes replacing the building where tires, oil and anti-freeze are received for recycling. The building being replaced “came with the site,’’ when the county took it over, he explained.

A building will be added for employees and supervisors. Kulhwein said an equipment wash pad will also be added.

The use of the site will also be made safer, he said. People now using the recycling facilities - which are open around the clock - now get to and from them using New Hampshire Avenue.

The location of the exit from that area will be shifted to Oberlin Avenue, where there is a traffic light at New Hampshire Avenue, with the construction of a new exit road.

The Northern Recycling Center is the heart of the county’s recycling strategy, with things that will be reused readied for market at the massive materials processing center.

bill August 22, 2011 at 01:28 AM
and they say they have no money
Bill B.O. Baggins August 22, 2011 at 01:57 AM
good that we are investing in recycling. i hope they get a better system of containers to accept CFL bulbs now. the current barrels promote breakage of the lightbulbs, releasing toxic mercury vapor.
Doreen (Brick) September 15, 2011 at 12:22 PM
You can recycle CFL bulbs at Lowes by the Customer Service area.....they also accept the plastic bags you get from the grocery store.
GreeneKnight March 19, 2012 at 07:42 PM
Are the Drop-offs single stream ie paper, bottles, cans, food containers, Chinese Food etc?

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