Single Stream Recycling

Brick Township follows the single stream recycling guidelines established by the Ocean County Department of Solid Waste Management.  Single stream recycling is collected on an every-other-week basis using the blue recycling can provided to your home.

Accepted Items

  •  Plastic Bottles (where the neck is smaller than the base of the container)
  • Cans – aluminum cans, steel, tin and empty aerosol cans
  • Glass bottles and jars (all shapes, sizes and colors) please empty and rinse all bottles and containers
  • Corrugated cardboard boxes
  • CLEAN cardboard pizza boxes
  • Mixed Paper – magazines, catalogs, paperback books, hardcover books with cover removed, junk mail, office paper, computer paper, school papers, newspapers, brown paper bags, construction paper, wrapping paper, greeting cards


Unacceptable Items

  • Shredded Paper
  • Plastic Bags
  • Bagged or Bundled Material
  • Dairy Tubs
  • Rigid Plastics (buckets, garbage cans, lawn furniture, plastic toys, laundry baskets, planters, etc)
  • Garden Hoses
  • Motor Oil Bottles
  • Styrofoam
  • Plastic food storage containers
  • Gray or chip board (tissue, cereal, pasta, beverage boxes)
  • File folders
  • Waxed paper or waxed cardboard containers
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Dinnerware or glassware
  • Pots and pans
  • Scrap metal
  • Telephone books

For a complete list of acceptable and non-acceptable items for single-stream recycling, please click here.