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.

Toms River Township Residents


The Toms River Township Public Works Department and the Recycling Convenience Center will be closed on Presidents Day, Monday, February 15, 2016.  All sanitation and recycling collections are postponed one day with Friday’s collections being completed on Saturday.


All Township departments will be open on Lincoln’s Birthday, February 12, 2016.  Regularly scheduled services will be provided.


For additional information, please refer to our website at 

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 July 3, 2015, (for Independence Day Observance) and the Friday after Thanksgiving Day.

On Monday holiday weeks, all collections 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.

The leaf collection schedule is based on your recycling pickup day. 


If your recycling day is on a Monday ….Your leaf collection weeks start Nov. 2nd  and Nov. 30th  

If your recycling day is on Tuesday…. Your leaf collection weeks start Nov. 2nd and Dec. 7th   

If your recycling day is on Wednesday…. Your leaf collection weeks start Nov. 9th and Dec. 14th 

If your recycling day is on Thursday.... Your leaf collection weeks start Nov. 16th and Dec. 21st 


**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. 


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

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.




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