Ocean County Freeholder Gary Quinn, liaison to Ocean County’s recycling program, said the new guide was developed by the Ocean County Department of Solid Waste Management along with the Planning Department as part of the ongoing educational outreach to raise awareness about the importance of recycling and its subsequent benefits to the environment.

“We are creating educational materials that target the unique characteristics of the County,” Quinn said. “This brochure provides information that will help the boating community to dispose of the waste created in a more environmentally conscious way in order to protect the Barnegat Bay and reduce landfill space.”

For example, the guide includes information on where to conveniently drop off antifreeze, boat batteries, paint cans, boat paint, oil and filters and shrink wrap.

“This new guide includes important contact information so boaters can schedule a free pumpout,” Ocean County Freeholder Director Vicari, liaison to the Ocean County pumpout boat program, said. “This new guide provides important information to boaters so they can assist in protecting our environment.” “This season has been a busy one for our captains as more people seem to have returned to boating.”

The guide is available by emailing ocrecycles@co.ocean.nj.us, calling 732-506-5047 or visiting the Ocean County Department of Solid Waste Management at www.co.ocean.nj.us.