Leaf / Brush Collection

The State Recycling Act prohibits the land filling of leaves. Leaves (not including grass clippings or yard waste) will be collected curbside in the spring and fall. The actual pickup dates for neighborhoods will be advertised in the local media (Comcast School Channel 21, WJRZ, WOBM radio and a notice is posted on the Toms River Township website and Facebook).

If you do not compost, place leaves in plastic bags at curbside prior to the Monday of your designated leaf collection week. In the event that we are ahead of schedule, you may see leaf trucks in your area on an unscheduled week. Be assured that we will be back on your scheduled weeks.

Fall 2023 Leaf and Brush Collection Schedule

Beginning the week of October 9, 2023 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 9, 2023.  Brush Collections will end on October 20, 2023. 

Throughout the year, residents can drop off brush/branches to the Township’s Recycling Convenience Center and pick up free leaf mulch and/or 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 5 cubic yards or 10 cubic yards quantities by calling 732-255-1000 extension 8140.

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

  • If your recycling day is on a Monday ….Your leaf collection will be once during the week of Oct. 30th and Nov. 27th
  • If your recycling day is on Tuesday…. Your leaf collection will be once during the week of Oct. 30th and Dec. 4th
  • If your recycling day is on Wednesday…. Your leaf collection will be once during the week of Nov. 6th and Dec. 11th 
  • If your recycling day is on Thursday.... Your leaf collection will be once during the week of Nov. 13th and Dec. 18th  

Have leaf bags curbside by 6:30 a.m. on the Monday of your collection week. Only leaves in bags will be collected. Sometimes we are ahead of schedule. You should put your bagged leaves to the curb before your scheduled week begins. We may come early. However, we will still come through your area once again during your scheduled collection week.

Leaves are not permitted in landfill. If you miss the curbside collection, bagged or loose leaves must be brought to the Recycling Convenience Center, which is open Monday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wood chips and leaf mulch are available to residents at the Recycling Convenience Center.

If you have questions, call 732-255-1000, ext. 8189.