Department of Public Works

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.

Read more: Sanitation Division

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, 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. Electronic equipment (computer monitors, central processing units, laptops, televisions, cell phones, laser and inkjet cartridges) need to be taken to the Northern Ocean County Recycling Center on New Hampshire Avenue.  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.

 

Definitions & Schedules:

Metal:

Definition: Items made primarily of metal. Examples: Washers, dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators, wrought iron railings, grills, bathtubs, exercise equipment (stationary bikes, weight bench/weights), metal poles, folding chairs, bikes, hot water heaters, metal tanks, etc. Newer dishwashers that are made of plastic are picked up as non-metal/extra collection. Due to a Federal law, Freon must be removed from air conditioners, refrigerators, dehumidifiers, etc. The appliance must have a sticker attached by a licensed service company. Empty propane tanks must be brought into the Recycling Convenience Center.

Metal pickup schedule: Put items to the curb by 6:30 a.m. on the Monday following your request. Items will be picked up during that week, between Monday and Friday.

Extra Collections (non-metal):

Definition: This is for pickups that are not primarily metal and do not fit into the Robo can. (If you live in an area of town that does not have the Robo cans, you can just put items out for your regular weekly collection; you do not need an extra collection.) Examples are furniture, carpet, mattresses, etc. Remember carpet must be cut into four-foot strips, rolled and tied/bundled in some manner and weigh no more than 50 lbs. each. Furniture does not have to be cut up.

Extra collection pickup schedule:

Put items out to the curb by 6:30 a.m. on the day following your normal weekly collection. A list is compiled for each day.

 

However, if an item is extremely heavy such as pool tables, treadmills, sofa beds, pianos & organs, sliding glass doors, a lift truck is required. (Most furniture does not need a lift truck.) Put these items to the curb by 7:00 a.m. on the Thursday following your request. A special list is compiled for pickup on Thursdays.

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, 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. Electronic equipment (computer monitors, central processing units, laptops, televisions, cell phones, laser and inkjet cartridges) need to be taken to the Northern Ocean County Recycling Center on New Hampshire Avenue. 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:

Metal:

Definition: Items made primarily of metal. Examples: Washers, dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators, wrought iron railings, grills, bathtubs, exercise equipment (stationary bikes, weight bench/weights), metal poles, folding chairs, hot water heaters, metal tanks. etc.  Newer dishwashers that are made of plastic are picked up as non-metal/extra collection. Due to a Federal law, Freon must be removed from refrigerators, dehumidifiers,etc. The appliance must have a sticker attached by a licensed service company. Empty propane tanks must be brought into the Recycling Convenience Center.

Metal pickup schedule: Put items to the curb by 6:30 a.m. on the Monday following your request. Items will be picked up during that week (not just on Monday but sometime between Monday and Friday of that week). One list is compiled for each week.

Special Collections (non-metal and requiring a lift truck):

Definition: This is for pickups that are not primarily metal and require a lift truck, such as pool tables, sofa beds, treadmills, pianos & organs, sliding glass doors. Other large items such as furniture do not need a special pickup but can be put out with your regular weekly collection. Examples of items that can be put out with your weekly sanitation collection are furniture, carpets, mattresses, etc.

Special Collection Schedule: Put items to the curb by 6:30 a.m. on the Thursday after your request.


 

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.

Read more: Recycling Division

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.

 

Holiday Schedule: The Recycling Convenience Center will be closed on all holidays as follows: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Election Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.


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:

AS of October 1, 2016, electronics are no longer accepted at the Toms River Township REcycling Convenience Center on Church Road. These items must be taken to the O.C. Recycling Center located at 601 New Hampshire Avenue.

Rigid Plastics Are Now Accepted at the Toms River Township Recycling Convenience Center on Church Road or the Ocean County Recycling Center on New Hampshire Avenue.
Types of rigid plastic items now accepted include: plastic buckets including those with metal handles, milk and soda crates, laundry baskets, lawn furniture, totes, drums, toys and playhouses, pet carriers, pallets, shelving, closet organizers, dish drainers, traffic signs, garbage cans, five-gallon water bottles. Plastic automotive parts are also accepted, including bumpers, bed liners from pick-up trucks, grills, side-view mirrors, headlights and rear lights and hubcaps. 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.

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).

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, plastic automotive parts (bumpers, bed liners, grills, side view mirrors.

Propane Tanks (Empty)

Size: 20 lb. Maximum.

Ridged Plastic Items

Large Rigid and molded plastic items only. Including but not limited to: Play ground 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, plastic automotive parts (bumpers, bed liners, grills, side view mirrors.

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:

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

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

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

Electronics

Computers, TVs, telephone systems, monitors, cell phones, CD & tape players, VCRs & DVD players, fax machines, gaming consoles, microwave ovens, and small kitchen appliances (toaster, can openers, blenders, etc.). 

Fire Damaged Material

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

Fire Extinguishers

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

Florescent Bulbs

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

Gasoline

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

Kerosene

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

Mercury/Thermostats

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

Oil Filters

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

Pressure Treated Wood/Fencing/Decking

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

Shingles - Asbestos

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

Stains/Varnish

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

***For your convenience, the above is a partial list of acceptable and unacceptable items and is subject to change without notice.

Ocean County Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Program:

Each spring and fall, 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 .

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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