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Department of Solid Waste Management

Paint Management Program

Residents may bring up to 20 paint cans per day to these sites for proper disposal. This program is for latex, oil, spray and boat paints only. Stains, varnishes, polyurethanes or wood preservatives will NOT be accepted. Full steel and plastic and empty STEEL paint cans are accepted at the county's recycling centers.

- Northern Recycling center located at 601 New Hampshire Avenue, Lakewood, NJ Drop off at building 68.
- Southern Recycling Center located at 379 Haywood Road, Manahawkin, NJ 08050 Drop off at building 105.

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 The Paint Management Program flyer lists the locations for this program.

 Información del programa de reciclaje de pinturas en Español

Program is open to RESIDENTS ONLY, and is not open to paint contractors or commercial businesses.

Buy only what you need, use a Paint Calculator tool before you purchase

Contractors and commercial businesses must contract with an approved vendor for paint waste disposal.

Click Here to view a bar graph (PDF format) displaying paint collection totals and costs for this program since its inception in 1997.

Access here our list of Accepted Special Waste - Recycling Drop Off Program