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:
- Brush collection
- Emergency response within the Township of Toms River
- Leaf collection
- Repair of township bulkheads
- Snow plowing
- Street sign installation
Public Works Calendar
Please enter your address below into the recycle coach app, this calendar is designed to help residents be current on all the services available from Public Works. Holiday weeks resulting in a garbage and recycling collection day changes are noted. The full recycling schedule is detailed. Leaf and branch/tree trimmings collection schedules are listed for spring and fall. Special events that take place at Public Works such as the Health Department animal immunizations, Ocean County hazardous waste collection and paper shredding, etc. will be added as dates are available.
Recycling is now collected every other week!
There are 8 different recycling area routes. Please note that recycling in Area 1 (collected every other Monday) includes parts of the mainland and also the barrier island including Pelican Island. During the summer the garbage and recycling schedules change for the Barrier Island and Pelican Island only. The mainland schedules do not change. These changes are noted on the calendar.
To check your recycling and sanitation collection day, please use the recycle coach app to look up your day by address.
2023 Holiday Collection Schedule
- 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
- Christmas Day
In order to reduce holiday associated costs, garbage and recycling will not be picked up on any of these holidays except on the Friday after Thanksgiving Day. 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.
Please remember to check out our new free app for all your Recycling and Sanitation questions.
The Township offers competitive established rates to licensed and insured contractors. Please contact Public Works Acting Director Anthony Benyola firstname.lastname@example.org for complete information.