Hazardous Waste & Pet Waste

Properly Use & Dispose of Hazardous Products

  • Hazardous products include some household or commercial cleaning products, lawn and garden care products, motor oil, and antifreeze and paints.
  • Do not pour any hazardous products down a storm drain because storm drains are usually connected to local bodies of water and the water is not treated.
  • If you have hazardous products in your home or workplace, make sure you store or dispose of them properly. Read the label for guidance.
  • Use natural or less toxic alternatives when possible.
  • Recycle used motor oil.

Each spring and fall Ocean County Recycling sponsors a Hazardous Waste Disposal Program. Only Ocean County residents and farmers are eligible for this free program. Pre-registration and proof of residency are required. Call 732-506-5047 for details.

Clean up After Your Pet

Clean and plentiful water is important to our families, our environment, our economy and our quality of life. Did you know that animal waste from pets can pollute our waters. When left on the ground, pet waste is washed by rain and melting snow and ice into storm drains that carry it to our rivers and lakes, bays, the ocean and drinking water. Animal waste contains a high concentration of nutrients as well as bacteria and disease-causing microorganisms that can cause problems.

Follow Toms River Township's pet waste rules:

  • Pick up and properly dispose of pet waste dropped on public or people's property.
  • Use newspaper, bags or pooper-scoopers to pick up wastes.
  • Dispose of the unwrapped pet waste in a toilet.
  • Never discard pet waste in a storm drain.
  • Never discard pet waste in a garbage can.