Department of Public Works

Township of Toms River






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 17th    
If your recycling day is on a Tuesday… leaf pickup will be once during the week of April 24th   
If your recycling day is on a Wednesday… leaf pickup will be once during the week of May 1th   
If your recycling day is on a Thursday… leaf pickup will be once during the week of May 8th
**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






Beginning the week of April 3rd 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 3rd.  Collections will end on April 14th.


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.

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 8103 to arrange for a delivery.

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.

Read more: Road Division

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

    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
    8199 – Anthony Benyola, Deputy Director or e-mail
    8107 – Walter Wells, General Foreman or e-mail
    8101 - Special/extra pickups or e-mail
    8110 – Special/extra pickups or e-mail
    8110 – Road and Sign related inquires or e-mail  
    8104 - Bookkeeping inquiries or e-mail
    8103 - Personnel related inquiries or e-mail
    8108 - Recycling inquiries or e-mail  
    8171 - Tree Trimmings/Brush inquiries or e-mail
    8188 - Robo Can repairs and requests or e-mail
    8189 - Leaf Collection inquiries

    General e-mail contact addresses: 




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