Department of Public Works

1672 Church Road
Toms River, NJ 08753
(732) 255-1000
Fax: (732) 255-0608

Louis Amoruso, Director




Office Hours:

Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m


The Public Works Department is responsible for the collection of garbage, recycling and the maintenance of public roadways and storm drains. A fleet of trucks and equipment maintained at the Public Works garage enables us to provide these services. Public Works also has a Clean Communities Division funded through the State of New Jersey to help keep the roadsides clean. Other services include street sign installation, snow plowing, paving, leaf collection, brush collection, repair of township bulkheads and emergency response within the Township of Toms River.

Township of Toms River





The collection schedule is based on your recycling pickup day.


If your recycling day is on a Monday ….Your leaf collection weeks start Oct. 31st and Nov. 28th   

If your recycling day is on Tuesday…. Your leaf collection weeks start Oct. 31st and Dec. 5th

If your recycling day is on Wednesday…. Your leaf collection weeks start Nov. 7th and Dec. 12th  

If your recycling day is on Thursday.... Your leaf collection weeks start Nov. 14th and Dec. 19th   


**By Monday 6:30 a.m. – have leaf bags to curbside**

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 weeks begins.  We may come early.  However, we will still come through your area once again during your scheduled collection weeks.

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.


REMINDER:  Wood chips and leaf mulch are available to residents at the Recycling Convenience Center.

Questions?  Call 732-255-1000 extension 8189 or

Mayor Thomas Kelaher, Director of Public Works Louis Amoruso,

Council Members: George Wittman, Jeffrey Carr, Maria L. Maruca, , Maurice “Mo” Hill,

Brian Kubiel, Alfonso Manforti and Kevin M. Geoghegan



Township of Toms River







Beginning the week of October 10, 2016, 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 OR TIE ITEMS (if items are extremely small put in untied bags or 35 gallon garbage can).  Put material to be picked up at the curb before 6:30 a.m. on October 10th.  Collections will end on October 21st.


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.



Public Works - Holiday Collection Schedule

Holiday Collection Schedule

The Department of Public Works office 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, Friday after Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. 

In order to reduce holiday associated costs, garbage and recycling will not be picked up on any of these holidays except Election Day on November 8th and the Friday after Thanksgiving Day on November 25th.

When a holiday falls on a Monday, all collections that week will occur one day later than your normal collection day. For holidays not occurring on a Monday, should the holiday fall on or before your collection day, the collection will be one day later than normal.

 Thank you for your cooperation. Questions: Call 732-255-1000 ext. 8104.

This calendar is designed to help residents be current on all the services available from Public Works.

Regular weekly garbage collections are not indicated; however, holiday weeks resulting in a garbage collection day changes are noted.

Read more: Public Works Calendar




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