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Ocean County– While boating being a popular pastime and vacation activity in Ocean County, a new recycling guide for boat owners is now available.

“Protecting our waterways including Barnegat Bay which is an environmental jewel and our ocean continues to be of great importance even while enjoying leisure activities like boating here in Ocean County,” said Ocean County Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari, liaison to the Ocean County pumpout boat program. “This new guide provides important information to boaters so they can assist in protecting our environment.”

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.

Click here to read the official press release.