The Toms River Township Department of Public Works and the Recycling Convenience Center will be closed on Thursday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.  Recycling and garbage collections after Wednesday will be postponed one day with Friday’s garbage collected on Saturday, July 6th

For the beach area, both recycling and garbage will be picked up on Friday. 


Extra recycling collection requests that are normally collected on Fridays are cancelled this week only due to the holiday.


 Public Notice

Now Accepting Applications for Toms River 

2019 Micro Enterprise Grants

Applications for 2019 Micro Enterprise Grants are now available.  Small Businesses (5 or less employees) that qualify as low-moderate income businesses are eligible to submit for up to $5,000 grants.  Low-moderate income businesses are those that are owned by qualified low/moderate income business owners or businesses with 51% or greater of staff members that qualify as low/moderate income households.  Applications are available on the following websites, and
Hard copies of the application are available at:
Division of Community Development, 2nd floor
Toms River Township Municipal Complex
33 Washington Street
Toms River NJ, 08753
Downtown Toms River Business Improvement District
53 Main Street, 2nd floor
Toms River, NJ 08753
Applications become available on Tuesday, June 18, 2019.  Completed applications are due no later than 4:30pm on Friday, July 19, 2019.  Late applications will be automatically disqualified. 
For further questions or comments please contact Erika Stahl at (732) 341-1000 ext. 8356 or  Applicants located in or interested in locating in the downtown may also contact Nick Zorojew, Executive Director of the Toms River Business Improvement District, at (732) 341 – 8738.


Please Click Here for Micro Enterprise Questions & Answers

Please Click Here for Micro Enterprise Grant Application


Walk For Your Health

Ortley Beach, NJ—Friends of Ortley Beach, a nonprofit 501©3 organization that formed in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy to bring events, programs and awareness to the coastal town kicks off its inaugural summer season with a “Walk With Friends” fundraiser on June 1 at 8:30 am.  The Walk starts at the 3rd Ave. boardwalk in Ortley Beach and is for all ages and fitness levels (children under 10 get a small prize for walking/strolling with parents or grandparents).  The 2- mile walk will go through the town as well as walk along the newly replenished beach.   

“It’s a Walk-at- your-own pace event,” says President Gail D’Amico, “We want folks to enjoy the day, get fit and healthy, meet new friends, and see our beautiful community.”  The route will be overseen by the Toms River police and there will be water stations along the course.  Preregister at for $20, or at the 3rd Ave. boardwalk on June 1 for $25.  Every registration receives a free water bottle.

Friends of Ortley Beach seeks to bring artistic, educational, cultural and historic events and programs to the barrier island community.  Friends of Ortley Beach will also host a town-wide Garage Sale on June 29; a Kites, Crafts & Cones Festival on July 27; Doggie Day in Ortley on Aug. 24.  For more information, email or visit 


Please Click Here for More Events this Summer in Ortley Beach

The Toms River Township Department of Public Works will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2019. There will be no sanitation and recycling collections and the Recycling Convenience Center will be closed.  

All sanitation collections are postponed one day, with Friday’s sanitation collections picked up on Saturday.  

Extra recycling pickups which would normally be performed on Friday, May 31st are canceled for this week only due to the holiday.  

As a reminder to the residents on the BARRIER ISLAND only, your garbage day changes the week of May 20th to Monday and Thursday and your recycling day changes to every Friday.  Labor Day week all your collections return to the original pickup schedule. 

For additional information, please refer to our website at






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