Recycling Non-Traditional Items

Paint Cans

Full or partially full paint cans can be taken to the Recycling Convenience Center. (No Stains/Varnishes, hold for HazMat Collection)

Telephone Books

Telephone books can be disposed at Recycling Convenience Center only.

Grocery Bags

Plastic film (grocery) bags should be returned to local supermarkets.


Rechargeable (terminals taped) and vehicle batteries (at Recycling Convenience Center only). Rechargeable batteries can be found in:

  • Camcorders
  • Cell and cordless phones
  • Cordless power tools
  • Digital cameras
  • Laptop computers
  • Remote control toys
  • Two-way radios


Tires off rims can be disposed of at the Recycling Convenience Center only. Limit 4 per monthly visit.

Metal Appliances

Air conditioners, refrigerators, and dehumidifiers that have been certified free of Freon by a licensed technician are accepted at Recycling Convenience Center or can be picked up curbside.


Residents of Toms River can drop off electronics at the Toms River Township Recycling Convenience Center, where they will be recycled and help save the environment. Items accepted under this program are all TVs, computers towers, laptops, tablets, and all computer monitors (all sizes and types).

Be sure to have identification with you showing that you reside in Toms River Township. Call 732-255-1000, ext. 8103 if you have any questions.

Cooking Grease

Cooking grease and oil is now accepted at the Ocean County recycling facilities and the Toms River Township Recycling Convenience Center. Oils from bacon, roasts, chicken and cooking oils from deep fryers are now recyclable and made into bio fuels and animal feed. There is no fee; maximum is 5 gallons per day.