Toms River Township Recycling Convenience Center
In order for us to serve the residents of Toms River Township efficiently and effectively, and to maintain compliance with federal, state, and local laws, we must strictly adhere to certain rules and regulations. Your cooperation and understanding is expected and will be greatly appreciated.
Rules for Bringing Materials
Residents are permitted to bring no 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.
The Township will not provide curbside pickup of construction/demolition debris. 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.
- Must be a Toms River Township resident with proof of residency (driver's license, utility bill, tax bill)
- No contractors, no demolition, and no commercial vehicles
Vehicle Size & Visits
Vehicles allowed into the Recycling Convenience Center can be no larger than a pickup truck. Rental pickups are allowed, but they must not exceed 8,000 pounds. Commercial vehicles are not permitted. Remember to properly secure and tarp all material that is being transported to the Recycling Convenience Center.
Only two visits/loads per month of household items are allowed. If you are dropping off brush or picking up mulch or wood chips, then you may enter more often. Over 100,000 vehicles utilize our facility yearly and the volume of material that is generated must be transported to various facilities throughout the county daily. State regulations do not permit any trash to be stored on the ground.
Wood Chips & Mulch
Free wood chips and leaf mulch are available for pickup. There is free delivery of leaf mulch in quantities of 10 or 20 cubic yards can be arranged by calling 732-255-1000, ext. 8108.
For your convenience, the following is a partial list of acceptable items at the Recycling Convenience Center. (This list may change without notice.) Please refer to the Ocean County website for more information.
|Material||Description & Guideline|
|Appliances (Metal)||Due to Federal Regulations, any appliance which has Freon in it must be certified that the Freon has been properly removed (refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers)|
|Batteries||Car batteries and rechargeable batteries must be brought to the Recycling Center|
|Cement/Cinder Blocks/Bricks/Etc.||Small quantities are accepted from residents only - absolutely no contractors|
|Clothing||Township residents can bring used, but serviceable clothing, to bins for recycling|
|Cooking Oil/Grease||Can be dropped off at the Recycling Center year-round|
|Electronics||Computers, laptops, tablets, monitors and televisions - can be dropped off at the Recycling Center year-round|
|Furniture||All kinds of furniture including pianos/organs/pool tables|
|Garage Doors||Must be dismantled, can be dropped off at the Recycling Center year-round|
|Leaves||Can be dropped off at the Recycling Center year-round|
|Metal||Can be dropped off at the Recycling Center year-round|
|Motor Oil||Can be dropped off at the Recycling Center year-round|
|Paint||Water and oil base and marine paint (no varnish or thinners)|
|Propane Tanks (Empty)||20 pounds maximum.|
|Ridged Plastic Items||Large Rigid and molded plastic items only. Including but not limited to: Playground equipment, children's ride-on toys, lawn furniture, buckets and pails, etc. - no metal on anything|
|Tires & Tire Rims||Car and light trucks only, tires off rims, separate tire from rim|
|Windows and Doors||Can be dropped off at the Recycling Center year-round|
|Yard Debris||Brush/branches - leaves must be kept separate|
|Shrink Wrap||Can be dropped off at the Recycling Center year-round|
For your convenience, the following is a partial list of items not accepted at the Recycling Convenience Center. (This list may change without notice.) Please refer to the Ocean County website for more information.
|Material||What to Do With the Material|
|Anti-Freeze||Take to O.C. Recycling Center, call 732-367-0802|
|Boats and Trailers||Take to O.C. Landfill, Automotive Scrap Metal Dealers or Junk Yard|
|Cars and Car Parts||Take to Automotive Scrap Metal Dealers or Junk Yard|
|Chlorine||O.C. Hazardous Material Collection, call 732-506-5047|
|Construction/Demolition Debris||Take to O.C. Landfill, call 732-323-8528|
|Dirt/Sand/Fill||Take to O.C. Landfill, call 732-323-8528 or O.C. Remanufacturing, Inc., call 732-244-1716|
|Driveway Sealer||O.C. Hazardous Material Collection, call 732-506-5047|
|Fire Damaged Material||Take to O.C. Landfill, 732-323-8528|
|Fire Extinguishers||O.C. Hazardous Material Collection, call 732-506-5047|
|Florescent Bulbs||Take to O.C. Recycling Center, call 732-367-0802|
|Gasoline||O.C. Hazardous Material Collection, call 732-506-5047|
|Kerosene||O.C. Hazardous Material Collection, call 732-506-5047|
|Mercury/Thermostats||O.C. Hazardous Material Collection, call 732-506-5047|
|Oil Filters||Take to O.C. Recycling Center, call 732-367-0802|
|Shingles - Asbestos||Take to O.C. Landfill, call 732-323-8528|
|Stains/Varnish||Hazardous Material Collection - call 732-506-5047|