Department of Public Works

Volunteer recycling programs affiliated with Civic Organizations, such as Senior Clubs and Scouting Groups are encouraged. Your group may contact the Public Works Recycling Office so we can assist you. Call 732-255-1000 ext. 8108 for more information.

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 will be closed on all holidays.


Residents are permitted to bring no 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. The Township will not provide curbside pickup of construction/demolition debris.   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.

Requirements:

· Must be a Toms River Township resident with proof of residency (driver's license, utility bill, tax bill).
· NO CONTRACTORS - NO DEMOLITION & No Commercial Vehicles.

Vehicle Size:

Vehicles allowed into the Recycling Convenience Center can be no larger than a pickup truck. Rental pickups are allowed, but they must not exceed 8,000 lb. G.V.W. Commercial vehicles are not permitted.

Remember to properly secure and tarp all material that is being transported to the Recycling Convenience Center.

Allowable Visits:

Only two visits/loads per month of household items are allowed. If you are dropping off brush or picking up mulch or wood chips, then you may enter more often. Over 100,000 vehicles utilize our facility yearly and the volume of material that is generated must be transported to various facilities throughout the county daily. N.J. DEP regulations do not permit any trash to be stored on the ground.

Free wood chips and leaf mulch are available for pickup. There is free delivery of leaf mulch in quantities of 10 or 20 cubic yards can be arranged by calling 732-255-1000 extension 8108.

Materials Accepted at the Convenience Center:

For your convenience, below is a partial list of acceptable items that are accepted at the Recycling Convenience Center.  (This list may change without notice.)

 Please refer to the Ocean County website for more information: http://www.co.ocean.nj.us/.

Appliances (Metal)

Due to Federal Regulations, any appliance which has Freon in it must be certified that the Freon has been properly removed (refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers).

Batteries

Car batteries and rechargeable batteries must be brought to the Recycling Center.

Cement/Cinder Blocks/Bricks/Etc.

Small quantities are accepted from residents only - absolutely no contractors.

Clothing

Township residents can bring used, but serviceable clothing, to bins for recycling.

Cooking Oil/Grease

Can be dropped off at the Recycling Center year-round.

Furniture

All kinds of furniture including pianos/organs/pool tables.

Garage Doors

Must be dismantled. Can be dropped off at the Recycling Center year-round.

Leaves

Can be dropped off at the Recycling Center year-round.

Metal

Can be dropped off at the Recycling Center year-round.

Motor Oil

Can be dropped off at the Recycling Center year-round.

Paint

Water and oil base and marine paint (no varnish or thinners).

Propane Tanks (Empty)

Size: 20 lb. Maximum.

Ridged Plastic Items

Large Rigid and molded plastic items only. Including but not limited to: 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, pet carriers, pallets, garbage cans, 5 gal. water bottles – NO METAL ON ANYTHING, no siding, lattice, PVC pipes or tubing of any kind.

Tires & Tire Rims

Car and light trucks only, tires off rims, separate tire from rim.

Windows and Doors

Can be dropped off at the Recycling Center year-round.

Yard Debris

Brush/branches - leaves must be kept separate.

Shrink Wrap

Can be dropped off at the Recycling Center year-round.

Materials Not Accepted at the Convenience Center:

For your convenience, below is a partial list of items not accepted at the Recycling Convenience Center.  (This list may change without notice.)

 Please refer to the Ocean County website for more information: http://www.co.ocean.nj.us/.

 

Anti-Freeze

Take to O.C. Recycling Center, New Hampshire Avenue, (732) 367-0802.

Boats & Trailers

Take to O.C. Landfill (732) 323-8528, Automotive Scrap Metal Dealers or Junk Yard.

Cars & Car Parts

Take to Automotive Scrap Metal Dealers or Junk Yard.

Chlorine

O.C. Hazardous Material Collection - call (732) 506-5047.

Construction/Demolition Debris

Take to O.C. Landfill (732) 323-8528.

Dirt/Sand/Fill

Take to O.C. Landfill (732) 323-8528 or O.C. Remanufacturing, Inc. (732) 244-1716.

Driveway Sealer

O.C. Hazardous Material Collection - call (732) 506-5047.

Electronics

Computers, TVs, and monitors - Take to O.C. Recycling Center, New Hampshire Avenue, (732) 367-0802.

Fire Damaged Material

Take to O.C. Landfill (732) 323-8528.

Fire Extinguishers

O.C. Hazardous Material Collection - call (732) 506-5047.

Florescent Bulbs

Take to O.C. Recycling Center, New Hampshire Avenue, (732) 367-0802.

Gasoline

O.C. Hazardous Material Collection - call (732) 506-5047.

Kerosene

O.C. Hazardous Material Collection - call (732) 506-5047.

Mercury/Thermostats

O.C. Hazardous Material Collection - call (732) 506-5047.

Oil Filters

Take to O.C. Recycling Center, New Hampshire Avenue, (732) 367-0802.

Shingles - Asbestos

Take to O.C. Landfill (732)323-8528.

Stains/Varnish

Hazardous Material Collection - call (732) 506-5047.

Ocean County Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Program:

The O.C. Solid Waste Management, Recycling Department, sponsors a Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Program. Only Ocean County residential households and farmers are eligible for this free program. A driver's license or tax bill will be adequate proof of residence. Please call (732) 506-5047 for details. Pre-registration is required. Click here for Ocean County Website .

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 pipe under the road surface. This should be repaired, depending on the severity of the problem, as soon as possible.

Once reported to us, the Roads Division Foreman will instruct the Road Division Secretary to call for a "mark-out". This procedure involves alerting all utility companies, i.e., JCP&L, New Jersey Natural Gas and the water company, among others, to go to the site and mark-out where their individual lines are. This is why you may notice different colored lines in a road. Red indicates electric; yellow-gas; green-sewer; blue-water and orange-cable TV. It takes approximately 3-6 days for a mark-out to be completed. Once the area is marked out, the road will be dug up and the pipe or pipes will be replaced.

If a State of New Jersey highway (such as Route 9, Route 37, Route 70, Route 166) has a pot hole, drainage issue or any other road related problem, you may report the problem at http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/commuter/potholeform.shtm .

If an Ocean County Road (such as Route 571, Route 549, Route 537, Hooper Ave., New Hampshire Ave., Whitesville Road, or Fischer Blvd. to name a few) has a pot hole, drainage issue or any other road related problem, you may report the problem by calling the O.C. Road Department at 732-929-2133.

Snowplowing:

In order to improve the effectiveness of snow plowing, during a snow storm it is requested that residents refrain from parking vehicles on township streets while they are being plowed.

Vehicles parked on the roadway prevent curb to curb plowing and force the plow trucks to navigate around them. This leaves large quantities of snow in the roadway once the vehicle is finally removed. On street parking also increases the risk of vehicle damage from plows and salt / gravel spreaders.

On street parking during a snow plowing event significantly increases the time needed to plow all township roadways, resulting in additional costs and reduced overall effectiveness. It also presents a risk to public safety, as it inhibits the passage of emergency vehicles, and restricts their access to emergency sites.

Residents are also asked to refrain from blowing or shovelling snow back into cleared streets.

During a snowstorm, main thoroughfares are cleared first, curb-to-curb, and then secondary streets are plowed. We will make every effort to plow curb-to-curb. Please note: plows are not lifted for driveways. It is the homeowners' responsibilities to shovel open their driveways only after their street is plowed curb-to-curb. The shoveling of snow back into plowed streets is prohibited. Also, all vehicles must be removed from the streets before any snow accumulation, in order for salt and plow trucks to be able to clear your streets properly and effectively. Please mark any and all types of curbing and landscaping so they are visible to plow operators.

Streetlights:

The Department of Public Works does not maintain streetlights. If you have a streetlight out or a problem with a streetlight, please call JCP&L at 1-800-545-7738. They will ask for an exact address and it does help if you can supply them with a pole number.

Helpful Telephone Numbers:

Toms River Municipal Utilities Authority (Sewer): 732-240-3500
United Water: 732-349-0227
N. J. American Water Company (barrier island area): 1-800-987-5325

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.

See Brush/Tree collection for related information

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 lamoruso@tomsrivertownship.com
8199 – Anthony Benyola, Acting Director or e-mail abenyola@tomsrivertownship.com
8107 – Walter Wells, General Foreman or e-mail wwells@tomsrivertownship.com
8101 - Special/extra pickups or e-mail cpirrera@tomsrivertownship.com
8110 – Special/extra pickups or e-mail jgonnello@tomsrivertownship.com
8110 – Road and Sign related inquires or e-mail jgonnello@tomsrivertownship.com  
8104 - Bookkeeping inquiries or e-mail
mchapkowski@tomsrivertownship.com
8103 - Personnel related inquiries or e-mail nsiddiqui@tomsrivertownship.com
8108 - Recycling inquiries or e-mail nsiddiqui@tomsrivertownship.com  
8171 - Tree Trimmings/Brush inquiries or e-mail
cpirrera@tomsrivertownship.com
8188 - Robo Can repairs and requests or e-mail cpirrera@tomsrivertownship.com
8189 - Leaf Collection inquiries cpirrera@tomsrivertownship.com

General e-mail contact addresses: dpw@tomsrivertownship.com 

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Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 728,
Toms River, New Jersey 08754-0728
Town Hall located at:
33 Washington Street
Toms River, New Jersey 08753
732-341-1000