The State Recycling Act prohibits the land filling of leaves. Leaves (not including grass clippings or yard waste) will be collected curbside in the spring and fall.

Township of Toms River





The collection schedule is based on your recycling pickup day.


If your recycling day is on a Monday ….Your leaf collection weeks start Oct. 29th and Nov. 26th  

If your recycling day is on Tuesday…. Your leaf collection weeks start Oct. 29th and Dec. 3th

If your recycling day is on Wednesday…. Your leaf collection weeks start Nov. 5th and Dec. 10th  

If your recycling day is on Thursday.... Your leaf collection weeks start Nov. 12th and Dec. 17th   


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

Only leaves in 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. 


REMINDER:  Wood chips and leaf mulch are available to residents at the Recycling Convenience Center.

Questions?  Call 732-255-1000 extension 8189 or



The actual pickup dates for neighborhoods will be advertised in the local media (Comcast School Channel 21, WJRZ, WOBM radio and a notice is posted on the Toms River Township website and Facebook). If you do not compost, place leaves in plastic bags at curbside prior to the Monday of your designated leaf collection week. In the event that we are ahead of schedule, you may see leaf trucks in your area on an unscheduled week. Be assured that we will be back on your scheduled weeks.




Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 728,
Toms River, New Jersey 08754-0728
Town Hall located at:
33 Washington Street
Toms River, New Jersey 08753