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.

OCTOBER 13, 2015 to OCTOBER 23, 2015

Toms River Township's shrub, brush, tree trimmings & branch collection schedule will start the week of October 13th and continue through October 23rd.  Please cut items in lengths of 4’ or less and put to curb no later than 6:30 a.m. on October 13.  Collection trucks will go through your neighborhood once during the two-week collection period.

Please call 732-255-1000 ext. 8108 or visit our website at for more details.

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

Twice-a-week garbage collection (Monday and Thursday) for the Barrier Island, including Pelican Island, will begin the week of prior to Memorial Day and continue through the end of August. There will be no twice-a-week collections on the mainland.
If you have any questions about your collection day call 732-255-1000 ext. 8101.

Read more: Sanitation Division


To request a pickup, call 732-255-1000 ext. 8604 and following the instructions. Leave your address and a brief description of the items you need to dispose.

Toms River Township only allows one extra collection per month, per residency. There are two types of extra pickups that can be scheduled - Metal and Extra Collections (non-metal). Items that cannot be picked up curbside but must be brought to the Recycling Convenience Center include but are not limited to tires (off rim), paints, electronic equipment (computers, monitors, TV's, microwaves, etc.),  rigid plastics (playground equipment (slides, sand boxes, swings, pools), children's ride-on toys (big wheels), lawn furniture, buckets, pails, milk/soda crates, baskets, totes, drums, tubs, large flower pots, pet carriers, pallets, coolers, garbage cans, PET blister packs 5 gal. water bottles, plastic automotive parts (bumpers, bed liners, grills, side view mirrors), empty propane tanks, motor oil, and batteries. Remember, we do not pickup move outs or an excessive volume. If you have a large amount of debris, please contact a private removal service

The Township will not provide curbside pickup of construction/demolition debris. Residents will be permitted to bring not more than two 35-gallon containers of construction/demolition debris to the Recycling Convenience Center two times per month. This debris must be placed in containers so that the quantity of material can be readily identified by the yard attendants. If such debris is not containerized, it will not be accepted. Should you have larger quantities of construction/demolition debris to dispose of, it must be brought to an approved landfill such as the Ocean County Landfill on State Highway 70 in Manchester Township by the resident, contractor, or licensed trash hauling company.

To request a pickup, call 732-255-1000 ext. 8604 and follow the instructions. Leave your address and a brief description of the items you need to dispose.

Read more: Extra Sanitation Collection Requests in Robo Can Areas




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