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1672 Church Road
Toms River, NJ 08753
(732) 255-1000
Fax: (732) 255-0608

Louis Amoruso, Director

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Office Hours:

Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m

Overview:

The Public Works Department is responsible for the collection of garbage, recycling and the maintenance of public roadways and storm drains. A fleet of trucks and equipment maintained at the Public Works garage enables us to provide these services. Public Works also has a Clean Communities Division funded through the State of New Jersey to help keep the roadsides clean. Other services include street sign installation, snow plowing, paving, leaf collection, brush collection, repair of township bulkheads and emergency response within the Township of Toms River.

 
Public Works Calendar PDF Print E-mail

This calendar is designed to help residents be current on all the services available from Public Works.

Regular weekly garbage collections are not indicated; however, holiday weeks resulting in a garbage collection day changes are noted.

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Sanitation Division PDF Print E-mail

Twice-a-week garbage collection (Monday and Thursday) for the Barrier Island, including Pelican Island, will begin the week of prior to Memorial Day and continue through the end of August. There will be no twice-a-week collections on the mainland.
If you have any questions about your collection day call 732-255-1000 ext. 8101.

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Extra Sanitation Collection Requests in Robo Can Areas PDF Print E-mail

 

To request a pickup, call 732-255-1000 ext. 8604 and following the instructions. Leave your address and a brief description of the items you need to dispose.

Toms River Township only allows one extra collection per month, per residency. There are two types of extra pickups that can be scheduled - Metal and Extra Collections (non-metal). Items that cannot be picked up curbside but must be brought to the Recycling Convenience Center include but are not limited to tires (off rim), paints, electronic equipment (computers, monitors, TV's, microwaves, etc.),  rigid plastics (playground equipment (slides, sand boxes, swings, pools), children's ride-on toys (big wheels), lawn furniture, buckets, pails, milk/soda crates, baskets, totes, drums, tubs, large flower pots, pet carriers, pallets, coolers, garbage cans, PET blister packs 5 gal. water bottles, plastic automotive parts (bumpers, bed liners, grills, side view mirrors), empty propane tanks, motor oil, and batteries. Remember, we do not pickup move outs or an excessive volume. If you have a large amount of debris, please contact a private removal service

The Township will not provide curbside pickup of construction/demolition debris. Residents will be permitted to bring not more than two 35-gallon containers of construction/demolition debris to the Recycling Convenience Center two times per month. This debris must be placed in containers so that the quantity of material can be readily identified by the yard attendants. If such debris is not containerized, it will not be accepted. Should you have larger quantities of construction/demolition debris to dispose of, it must be brought to an approved landfill such as the Ocean County Landfill on State Highway 70 in Manchester Township by the resident, contractor, or licensed trash hauling company.

To request a pickup, call 732-255-1000 ext. 8604 and follow the instructions. Leave your address and a brief description of the items you need to dispose.

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Extra Sanitation Collection Requests in Non-Robo Can Areas PDF Print E-mail

Toms River Township has two types of extra pickups that can be scheduled once a month - Metal and Extra Collections (heavy non-metal requiring a lift truck). Items that cannot be picked up curbside but must be brought to the Recycling Convenience Center include but are not limited to tires (off rim), paints, electronic equipment (computers, monitors, TV's, microwaves, etc.), empty propane tanks, motor oil, and batteries. Remember, we do not pickup move outs or an excessive volume. If you have a large amount of debris, please contact a private removal service.

The Township will not provide curbside pickup of construction/demolition debris. Residents will be permitted to bring not more than two 35-gallon containers of construction/demolition debris to the Recycling Convenience Center two times per month. This debris must be placed in containers so that the quantity of material can be readily identified by the yard attendants. If such debris is not containerized, it will not be accepted. Should you have larger quantities of construction/demolition debris to dispose of, it must be brought to an approved landfill such as the Ocean County Landfill on State Highway 70 in Manchester Township by the resident, contractor, or licensed trash hauling company..

To schedule a metal or special collection call 732-255-1000 ext. 8604 and follow the prompts leaving your address and a brief description of the items you need to dispose.

Definitions & Schedules:

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Recycling Division PDF Print E-mail

The Toms River Township Public Works Recycling Office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (732) 255-1000 ext 8108.

Don't know your recycling, garbage day? Click here to view listing by address.

Why Recycle:

The New Jersey Statewide Solid Waste Management Act mandates that each municipality provide for the removal of recyclables from the solid waste stream in order to:

  • Reduce the volume of solid waste in landfills.
  • Conserve vital, natural resources.
  • Save energy and landfill costs.
  • Help keep Toms River Township clean.
  • Furthermore, materials designated as recyclable must be separated from waste at the point of origin or generation and not at the point of disposal. This mandate applies to commercial, institutional and residential sectors.

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    Toms River Township Recycling Convenience Center PDF Print E-mail

    In order for us to serve the residents of Toms River Township efficiently and effectively, and to maintain compliance with federal, state, and local laws, we must strictly adhere to certain rules and regulations. Your cooperation and understanding is expected and will be greatly appreciated.
    Location: Behind the Toms River Township Public Works Department at 1672 Church Road.
    Hours of Operation: 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

    The Recycling Convenience Center usage is limited to two visits per month, per residence, proof of residency is required.

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    Leaf Collection Schedule PDF Print E-mail

    TOMS RIVER TOWNSHIP

    SPRING 2014 COLLECTION SCHEDULES

     

    SHRUB & TREE TRIMMINGS,

    BRANCHES AND SMALL DIAMETER LOGS

     

    Beginning the week of April 7, the Township will institute curbside pickup of shrub, tree trimmings & branches. Branches must be less than 4” in diameter; all material must be in lengths of 4’ or less and weigh less than 50 lbs. DO NOT BAG BRUSH OR TIE TWIGS/BRANCHES. Put material to be picked up at the curb before 6:30 a.m. on April 7th. Collections will end on April 17th.

     

    Throughout the year, residents can bring brush/branches to the Township’s Recycling Convenience Center and pickup free leaf mulch and wood chips (location is 1672 Church Road – entrance is ¼ mile east of North Bay Avenue). You can also arrange for a delivery of either material in 10 cubic yards or 20 cubic yards by calling 732-255-1000 extension 8108.

     

     

    LEAF COLLECTION SCHEDULE

     

    The collection schedule is based on your recycling pickup day.

     

    If your recycling day is on a Monday…leaf pickup will be once during the week of April 21st

     

    If your recycling day is on a Tuesday… leaf pickup will be once during the week of April 28th

     

    If your recycling day is on a Wednesday… leaf pickup will be once during the week of May 5th

     

    If your recycling day is on a Thursday… leaf pickup will be once during the week of May 12th

     

    **Have leaf bags curbside by 6:30 a.m. on the Monday of your collection week**

    Only leaves in plastic bags will be collected.

     

    Sometimes we are ahead of schedule. You should put your bagged leaves to the curb before your scheduled week begins. We may come early. However, we will still come through your area once again during your scheduled collection week.

     

    Leaves are not permitted in landfill. If you miss the curbside collection, bagged or loose leaves must be brought to the Recycling Convenience Center (located on Church Road, east of North Bay Avenue). Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

     

    Questions? Call 732-255-1000 extension 8189 or www.tomsrivertownship.com

     

    Mayor Thomas Kelaher, Director of Public Works Louis Amoruso,

    Council President George E. Wittmann, Council Vice-President Maria L. Maruca,

    Council Members Jeffrey Carr, Maurice “Mo” Hill, Brian Kubiel,

    Alfonso Manforti, and John Sevastakis

     
    Free Leaf Mulch Available: PDF Print E-mail

    Free leaf mulch is available at the Toms River Township Recycling Convenience Center for pickup by residents. When sufficient quantities are available, we will deliver either 10 or 20 cubic yards to your home at no charge. Please call 732-255-1000 extension 8108 to arrange for a delivery.

     
    Tree Trimming/Brush Collection Schedule PDF Print E-mail

    Each year in the spring and fall the Township has a curbside pickup of shrub & tree trimmings and branches to be chipped and available to Township residents.

    Branches must be less than 4" diameter; all material must be in lengths of 4' or less and weigh less than 50 lbs. DO NOT BAG ITEMS. Put material to be chipped at the curb before 6:30 a.m.  on the collection start day. Collections will occur for two consecutive weeks. Throughout the year, residents can bring material to be chipped and leaves to the Toms River Recycling Convenience Center (1672 Church Road - entrance is ¼ mile east of North Bay Avenue) and pick up free mulch and wood chips.

    COLLECTION DATES FOR 2014:

    Spring – April 7 to April 17

    Fall – To be Announced

     
    Road Division PDF Print E-mail

    The Toms River Township Department of Public Works Roads Division is responsible for 2,104 township streets which equal approximately 400 miles. The department is also responsible for the repair of street signs, the cleaning of storm drains and street sweeping. Bulk heading complaints should be directed to the Engineering Department at 732-341-1000 Ext. 8335.

    If you need to report a damaged or missing street sign, a pothole, clogged storm drain or any other road related problem, please call 732-255-1000 ext. 8110. If a sinkhole occurs, you should report it to Public Works immediately, as it usually indicates a damaged or deteriorated out pipe under the road surface. This should be repaired, depending on the severity of the problem, as soon as possible.

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    Christmas Tree Drop-Off - January PDF Print E-mail

    The Parks and Recreation Department conducts a Christmas tree recycling program each January. Residents should recycle Christmas trees by taking them to any one of the following locations through January. The trees will be made into wood chips rather than being added to the landfill thus saving landfill tipping fees.

  • Skyview Park (Vaughn Avenue)
  • Riverwood Park (Riverwood Avenue)
  • Silverton Park (Maine Street)
  • Bayside Park (Bay Blvd., Ortley)
  • Bey Lea Park (Tennis Court and Parking Lot)
  • Chadwick Beach Park (Strickland Blvd.)
  • Money Island Park (Longfellow Avenue)
  • Winding River Park - South (Off Rt. 37 West)
  • Toms River Township Recycling Center (Church Road)
  • The Public Works Department will collect Christmas trees after the Parks & Recreation recycling program is completed. From January 15 through January 31, Public Works will collect Christmas trees. Place the trees at the curb for collection. After January 31, all trees must be dropped off at our Recycling Convenience Center on Church Road.

    Remember: You may pickup free mulch and woodchips at the Recycling Convenience Center.

    See Brush/Tree collection for related information

     
    Holiday Collection Schedule PDF Print E-mail
    Holiday Schedule:

    The Department of Public Works office will be closed on all holidays as follows: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Lincoln's Birthday, President's Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Election Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday after Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

    In order to reduce holiday associated costs, garbage and recycling will not be picked up on any of these holidays except the Friday after Thanksgiving Day.

    On Monday holiday weeks, all collections will occur one day later than your normal collection day. For holidays not occurring on a Monday, should the holiday fall on or after your collection day, your collection day will be one day later than normal.

    Thank you for your cooperation. Questions: Call 732-255-1000 ext. 8104.

     
    Clean Community Programs PDF Print E-mail

     

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    Contact Numbers PDF Print E-mail
    Our telephone answering system now includes a touch-tone directory that forwards your call directly to the person who can best assist you. The system is a 24-hour-a-day message center.  During peak hours, your call may be answered by automated voice mail. This feature enables you to leave a brief message, rather than calling back. Calls for metal or extra pickups in a Robo can collection area may not receive a call back due to the volume of calls received. Our goal is to return all other calls by the end of the workday.  To reach Public Works staff, call 732-255-1000. Use one of the following extensions or e-mail addresses:
    8109 - Louis Amoruso, Director or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
    8140 - Special/extra pickups or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
    8101 Special/extra pickups or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
    8110 – Road and Sign related inquires or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  
    8104 - Bookkeeping inquiries or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
    8103 - Personnel related inquiries or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
    8108 - Recycling inquiries or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  
    8171 - Tree Trimmings/Brush inquiries or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
    8188 - Robo Can repairs and requests or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
    8189 - Leaf Collection inquiries
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    Solutions to Stormwater Pollution PDF Print E-mail
    "Easy Things You Can Do Every Day to Protect Our Water"

    Storm drains are connected to local bodies of water. Do not let sewage or other wastes flow into a storm water system. Please keep falling leaves off storm drains in front of your residence.

    A Guide to Healthy Habits for Cleaner Water

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