Department of Public Works

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

Louis Amoruso, Director

E-mail: dpw@tomsrivertownship.com

 

DPW

Office Hours:

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

Overview:

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.

As of October 1, 2016, computers, electronics and televisions will no longer be accepted at the Toms River Recycling Convenience Center on Church Road.  These items must be taken to the Ocean County Recycling Center which is located at 601 New Hampshire Avenue, Lakewood Township. Please call 732-367-0802 for more information.

TOMS RIVER CLEAN COMMUNITIES PROGRAMS

Toms River Township is part of New Jerseys Clean Communities program, New Jersey Clean Communities is a statewide, comprehensive, litter-abatement program created by the passage of the Clean Communities Act in 1986. The Act provides a funding source for the program by placing a tax on fifteen categories of businesses that may produce litter-generating products. With this funding Toms River makes the following programs available to its public free of charge. 

 The Adopt A Spot Program is developed to give volunteer groups, businesses and citizens of the town of Toms River an opportunity manage the cleanup of litter from adopted sections of Town maintained roads or properties. This works on Improving property values and business values. The program will allow for greater community involvement in keeping the Town free from litter. Signs will be used to recognize the responsible group.

The following are programs available to all of Toms River Township schools.            

Toms River: Is a coloring book read along, puppet show. The child will learn with laughter, this is a proven effective way to educate the children on our topics. The coloring book is about a duck called Tom, and the river he lives on (The Toms River) being polluted from Non-Point source pollution. Copies will be given to each child that participates in the show. There is a small stage that can be assembled easily in each class room. This eliminates the need of an auditorium or gym. This program will be age appropriate and reading skill level for 1st or 2nd grades. This show will run about 30 to 40 minutes long. 

Rocky school sweep: This show will utilize rocky the robot and a front man /women. The subject will be mainly litter abatement but will touch on recycling. Rocky and his partner will talk about these subjects also soliciting child participation. Magic and jokes will be used to help keep the children’s attention. The show will be able to be set in each individual class. This program is 3rd grade material and a 30 minute show.

For scheduling on any of our programs or more info please call 732-255-1000 Ext 8101

 

Please Click Here for our Clean Communities Facebook Page 

Township of Toms River

FALL 2016 LEAF COLLECTION SCHEDULE

 

 

LEAF COLLECTION SCHEDULE

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 www.tomsrivertownship.com

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

FALL 2016 SHRUB AND TREE TRIMMING SCHEDULE

 

 

SHRUB & TREE TRIMMINGS,

BRANCHES & SMALL DIAMETER LOGS

 

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.

 

 

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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