Leaf 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.

Spring 2021 Leaf Collection Schedule

Beginning the week of April 5th 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 BRUSH OR TIE TWIGS/BRANCHES.   Put material to be picked up at the curb before 6:30 a.m. on April 5th.  Collections will end on April 16th. If you have any questions regarding brush collection, please call 732-255-1000 extension 8171.

 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 5 cubic yards or 10 cubic yards by calling 732-255-1000 extension 8104.

The collection schedule is based on your recycling pickup day.

If your recycling day is on a Monday…leaf pickup will be once during the week of April 19th   

 If your recycling day is on a Tuesday… leaf pickup will be once during the week of April 26th  

 If your recycling day is on a Wednesday… leaf pickup will be once during the week of May 3th  

 If your recycling day is on a Thursday… leaf pickup will be once during the week of May 10th 

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.