Public Works

New Bulk Pick-up guidelines start next month!

Residents may request a pick-up through the South Toms River smartphone application or call Borough Hall at 732.349.0403 (Municipal Clerk’s Office). Requests must be at-least a week before the scheduled date.

New Bulk Trash pick-up guidelines start April 16th

Recycling Information Packet

As a community, we all must be committed to protecting and improving the environment by recycling commonly used materials. The Borough recycles not only because it is sound policy, easy to do, and helps the environment, but also because it reduces disposal cost and demonstrates South Toms River’s commitment to sustainable practices. Please review the RECYCLING INFORMATION PACKET materials explaining how to take care of your recycling container, in addition to what is allowed to be placed into your recycling container. Your recycling will continue to be picked up on the normal recycling schedule.


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.




Garbage Section Description 


Ardmore Ave, Belmont Dr, Center Street, Charles Ave, Deauville Ave, Dover Rd (east of GSP), Edgemont Terrace, Flint Rd, Green Ridge Dr, Lakeview Dr, Magnolia Ave, Mil St, Red Maple Ct, So. Main St, Sudsbury Rd, Wiley Way, Worth St


Adelphi Rd, Albright Ave, Alfred Rd, Amherst Rd, Annapolis Ct, Annapolis Rd, Baylor St, Brandies Court, Citadel Ave, Citadel Ct, Colby St, Colgate Dr, Cornell Rd, Double Trouble Rd, Dover Rd (west of GSP), Fairway Dr


Applegate AVe, Attison Ave, Chamberlain St, Dartmouth Dr, Dittmar Dr, DArake Lane, Drew Lane, Duke Drive, Easy St, Elm St, Hummel Dr, Long Dr, Troll Ct



Trash cans must be placed out the night before scheduled trash pick-up and must be taken in the evening of the scheduled trash pick-up day

1st and 3rd District Trash Pick-up – Every Tuesday (except holidays)

2nd District Trash pick-up – Every Thursday (except on holidays)


Wood, sheet rock, 2×4’s, etc, must be tied up in bundles no longer than three (3) feet long and all nails removed. Bundles must be manageable. NO CONTRACTOR DEBRIS WILL BE PICKED UP



See here for a printout of Acceptable & Unacceptable Recycling material

Single Stream Recycling

  1. Plastic Bottles
  2. Cans-aluminum, steel, tin & empty aerosol cans
  3. Glass bottles, jars, containers – empty and rinse bottles & put all caps, lids & pumps in regular trash
  4. Corrugated cardboard boxes, clean cardboard pizza boxes,
  5. Mixed paper – magazines, junk mail, office & computer paper, newspapers, brown paper bags, etc

All can be placed in the SAME TRASH CAN. Trash can must have handle.


Tires must have rims removed. Put the rims out on trash day. You must purchase a sticker for $2.00 at the Boro Hall for each tire. Tires must not have holes, cuts or slashes in them.

Brush must be bundled with rope or cord and no longer than three (3) feet long. Brush must not be bigger than three (3) inches in diameter. Put brush out on your trash day.

Leaves – See leaf pickup schedule

Bulk Metal – Put our on trash day (water heaters)

Washer/Dryer – Recyling

Refrigerators and Air conditioners – purchase a sticker for $20.00 at Boro Hall (Freon removal fee) Doors and shelves must be removed. 


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