Plastic Bag Exchange at Farmers’ Market

The Township will be distributing reusable shopping bags at this Saturday’s Farmers’ Market as part of our Pitfalls of Plastic program. Anyone who brings their used plastic shopping bags can exchange them for a reusable shopping bag. You MUST bring plastic shopping bags to receive the free reusable bag.

The shopping bags are funded by a Clean Communities Grant.

The Pitfalls of Plastic Program is designed to encourage residents to use reusable shopping bags and educate them about the financial and environmental impact of plastic bags. The program is being spearheaded by Councilman Jim Fozman and the Township’s Recycling Coordinator.

Construction Material Drop Off Date

Mayor John G. Ducey is pleased to announce that residents can discard of construction materials at the Public Works Recycling Center, 836 Ridge Road, on Saturday, October 21. The Township stopped collecting construction materials in 2009 due to steep increases in landfill tipping fees. Mayor Ducey established the construction material collection days in response to resident requests.

On October 21, residents can bring construction materials such as kitchen cabinets, sheetrock, plywood, wood trim, molding, wood floors, tile flooring, decking, ceiling tiles, paneling, doors, 2X4’s, roofing shingles and outdoor sheds to the Recycling Center. Hazardous materials will not be accepted.

This is for residents only; contractors or commercial vehicles will not be permitted. Proof of residency in the form of a tax bill and driver’s license is required to gain access to the Center. Materials must be brought to the site; there will be no curbside collection offered. The hours are 8am – 3:30pm.


For more information, please call Public Works at 732-451-4060.

Mixed Rigid Recycling Program Information

The Township of Brick offers curbside collection of rigid plastics to residents. Collection will be on an on-demand basis every Tuesday.  All rigid plastics collected will be brought to the Northern Ocean County Recycling Center and processed as a recyclable commodity.

Residents wishing to schedule a rigid plastics collection should call 732-451-4060. Rigid plastics can also be brought to the Township Recycling Center, 836 Ridge Road, Monday through Saturday from 8am-3:30pm.

For a list of acceptable and non-acceptable plastics, please click here.

Ocean County Shredding Program Visits Brick June 17

The Ocean County Department of Solid Waste Management’s Residential Document Shredding Program visits Brick Township Public Works Yard, 836 Ridge Road, on Saturday, June 17 from 9am-1pm (or until the truck fills up). 

This is for paper documents and paper forms.  No x-rays, CDs, floppy discs, file folders or micro film.  Each vehicle is limited to 6 boxes or bags of documents.  No commercial or business documents.

For more information on this program, please call 732-506-5047.