A Township official tells TLS they have not issued these violations in a while, but have started again in an effort to put a stop to the recycling problem.
In a recent tour of the Ocean County Recycling Center in Lakewood, Township officials explained the issue of bags in the recycling bins. It’s not up to Lakewood Public Works to determine what is acceptable; and when a load contains plastic bags, it is rejected, costing the township and taxpayers a lot of money to remove the unwanted materials. Hence the notice.
No plastic bags, cups, plates, or silverware
No plastic food storage containers or lids
No plastic fast food containers
No plastic cafeteria or microwave trays
No plastic bottle caps and jar lids (plastic or metal)
No plastic six-pack holders
No plastic wrap, shrink wrap, and stretch film plastic
No caps, lids, pumps
If you are not sure if something should go in recycling (the yellow recycling can), call Lakewood Public Works Code Enforcement Supervisor Bob Treval at 732-905-3405 Ext. 6013.