Environmental Commission


The Borough of South Toms River Launches Recycle Coach

South Toms River - For residents looking to reduce their household waste and become better recyclers, look no further than the Recycle Coach platform—now available in South Toms River.

Residents can access Recycle Coach from their desktop computers, mobile devices, or through digital assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Home. By leveraging the power of voice technology, the platform makes it easy for people to get local disposal information for thousands of household items when they need it. And the best part: it’s absolutely free.

With Recycle Coach, residents can:

  • Stay organized with custom curbside collection and events calendars
  • Receive collection reminders and real-time updates on service disruptions
  • Become recycling experts with a comprehensive "What Goes Where?" search tool, including local disposal information and collection requirements for common and uncommon items
  • Take the “What Type of Recycler Are You?” quiz for useful recycling tips and tricks
  • Use the problem-reporting tool, equipped with geolocation, to notify municipal customer services about issues like missed collections

The service takes the guesswork out of recycling, empowering residents to make smarter disposal decisions and take an active approach to reducing household waste. For South Toms River, this can help increase recycling rates and decrease contamination in the community’s recycling stream. 

About Recycle Coach

Recycle Coach is a technology company with deep roots in public and private waste management services. It develops a comprehensive digital solution that optimizes collection, waste, and recycling programs. Recycle Coach connects residents with local disposal information on desktop, mobile, or through digital assistants. Serving over 3,000 communities across the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, Recycle Coach strives to make the world a greener place by making it easier for people to practice waste mindfulness.


2-42.1 Creation
The following is the South Toms River Borough Code establishing the Environmental Commission: pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:56A-1 et seq. there is hereby established in the Borough of South Toms River an Environmental Commission, which shall consist of seven (7) members, one of whom shall also be a member of the Municipal Planning Board and all of whom shall also be a member of the Municipal Planning Board and all of whom shall be residents of the Borough, and which shall be known as the “Environmental Commission of the Borough of South Toms River.” (Ord. No. 2-11)

2-42.2 Appointment
The members shall be appointed by the Mayor. The Mayor shall designate one of the members to serve as Chairman and presiding officer of the Commission. The terms of office of the first commissioners shall be for one (1), two (2), or three (3) years, to be designated by the Mayor in making his appointments so that the terms of approximately one-third (1/3) of the members will expire each year, and their successors shall be appointed for terms of three (3) years and until the appointment and qualification of their successors. Members shall serve without compensation. Members may be removed by the Mayor for cause, and vacancies may be filled, as provided for in N.J.S.A. 40:56A-1. (Ord. No. 2-11)

2-42.3 Powers and Duties
The Commission shall have those powers and duties provided for under the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40:56A-1 et seq. (Ord. No. 2-11)

Please clean up after your pets

5-2.14 Clean Up of Dog Waste
No person owning or having the care custody or control of any dog shall permit such dog to soil, defile, defecate on, or to commit any nuisance upon any sidewalk, street or thoroughfare in or upon any public property, or in or upon the property of persons other than the owner or person having the care, custody or control of such dog.

The owner or custodian of any dog shall be responsible for the damages done by such dog. The quarters where dogs are kept shall be clean and sanitary at all times and such as not to create a health hazard. In addition, the owner of or any person having custody, care, or control of any dog which shall soil or defecate on any property contrary to the provisions of Section 16 of this chapter, shall forthwith remove such soil, or defecation from such property and deposit the same in a garbage can or receptacle.

Any person who violates or refuses to comply with any provision of this section shall, upon conviction, therefore, be liable to a penalty of not less than twenty-five ($25.00) dollars nor more than five hundred ($500.00) dollars.

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