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 


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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



The Toms River Township Department of Public Works and the Recycling Convenience Center will be closed on Good Friday, April 19, 2019.  Friday’s sanitation collections will be picked up on Saturday, April 20, 2019.  The Recycling Yard will also be open on Saturday, April 20, 2019.
If you requested an extra recycling collection or an extra garbage collection which would normally be performed on Friday, the collection for these items will be one day earlier on Thursday, April 18, 2019.




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