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Department of Solid Waste Management

Woodchips, Mulch and Compost


Woodchips, Mulch and Compost are available free of charge to homeowners and municipalities.

B.Y.O. Bucket If you need a smaller amount, bring your own buckets, bags and shovels.

Materials available at the Ocean County Recycling Centers in Lakewood & Stafford. Some Municipal Departments of Public Works offer these service as well, see the map below



Residential pickup of material is limited to one pickup truck bed or single-axle trailer-sized load at a time, with no limit on daily visits.

Not sure how much you need?
40 lbs of compost = 0.75 cubic ft
1 cubic foot covers 12 sq ft an inch depth

Residents (without trailers) picking up material at the Northern Recycling Center must use the Oberlin Avenue South entrance. Landscapers (or residents with trailers) picking up woodchips at the Northern Recycling Center must use the Towbin Avenue entrance and scale to weigh in and out.

For more information, please call the Northern Recycling Center at (732) 367-0802 or the Southern Recycling Center at (609) 978-0913.

To learn about the availability of these products, please contact the Northern Recycling Center at (732) 367-0802.

If interested in material for a Community Garden project, please call (732) 367-0802 to arrange a delivery.