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Department of Solid Waste Management

Compost Tours and Workshops

To increase awareness and educate residents about the benefits of home composting, Ocean County has developed a Composting Demonstration Site at its Northern Recycling Center. Ocean County residents have expressed interest in backyard composting and support the environmental benefits composting provides; this demonstration site further allows residents to see those benefits up close.

The demonstration site is located next to the Ocean County Recycling Education Center and is open to the public Monday through Saturday, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Entrance at 800 Towbin Ave, follow the signs for the Education Center.

The site displays various types of home composting units, in a garden setting, and contains an information kiosk describing the composting process and providing educational literature for visitors.

Click Here to get more info on the backyard composting units available to see onsite.

"How To" Compost Class

"How To Compost" classes are offered at the Recycling Education Center during the spring and fall of each year; free of charge to county residents.

Master Composter volunteers provide the instruction for these classes. Pre-registration is required and classes are limited to 25 people.