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Household Item

Disposal Location

Appliances
(Any item with Freon must have the Freon removed prior to disposal; a small appliance repair man can do this for you.)

Convenience Center on River Road
A permit is necessary to access the center and must be obtained at the Princeton Sewer Operating Committee, Monument Hall, 1 Monument Drive       
Call 609-497-7639 for further information.

Automobiles

Wheels for Wishes The NJ Chapter of the Make A Wish Foundation will pick up your automobile and issue a charitable tax deduction.
Call 1-877-712-9474 or visit their website
http://newjersey.wheelsforwishes.org/

Batteries - Alkaline (dry cell) i.e., AAA, AA, A, C, D & 9 volt

 Dispose with your regular household trash.
DO NOT RECYCLE

Batteries - Car and Boat (wet cell)

Mercer County Household Chemical Waste Disposal Day
OR
Check with local repair facilities to see if they accept or turn it in when you get a new battery.

Batteries - Rechargeable and  batteries less than 2 lbs. (watch, cell phone)

Drop off container at locations such as Radio Shack, Lowe’s, Home Depot and Sears

Bubble Wrap

For collection locations in Princeton go to the
Princeton Merchants Associations website:
http://www.princetonmerchants.org/collection-bins-guidelines"
OR
Trash
OR
Call a local shipping outlet to see if they will accept.
DO NOT RECYCLE

Cell Phones

Drop off container located in the Princeton Police Department lobby
All related equipment is accepted including batteries and chargers.

Computers and all related accessories

Convenience Center on River Road
Saturday and Monday (by schedule) from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Call the Princeton Sewer Operating Committee at 609-497-7639 for schedule & information on how to obtain a pass for disposal.
OR
Department of Public Works
Call 609-688-2566 to schedule an appointment
Monday – Friday 8:30 – 2:30.
Please do not drop off computers without an appointment.
OR
Best Buy (Nassau Park Pavilion)
Accepts most electronics; call for further info. 
251 Nassau Park Blvd. (609) 514-9500
OR
Mercer County Household Chemical Waste Disposal Day or the Electronic Disposal Day
Call 609-278-8086 or www.mcianj.org

Construction Debris, Concrete, Building Materials

Check with your building / site contractor for disposal options

Electronics

Convenience Center on River Road
Saturday and Monday (by schedule) from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Call the Princeton Sewer Operating Committee at 609-497-7639 for schedule & information on how to obtain a pass for disposal.
OR
Best Buy (Nassau Park Pavilion)
Accepts most electronics; call for further info. 
251 Nassau Park Blvd. (609) 514-9500
OR
Mercer County Household Chemical Waste Disposal Day or the Electronic Disposal Day
Call 609-278-8086 or www.mcianj.org

CFL & Fluorescent Light Bulbs

Drop off containers located in Home Depot or Lowes
OR
Mercer County Household Chemical Waste Disposal Day
Call 609-278-8086 or www.mcianj.org

Insecticides, Insect Repellents

Mercer County Household Chemical Waste Disposal Day
Call 609-278-8086 or www.mcianj.org

Mattresses and Box Springs

Trash with your bulky waste
Mattresses and box springs must be wrapped in plastic for disposal.

Packing Paper

RECYCLE
Place in YELLOW recycle container for curbside collection on scheduled recycle day

Packing Peanuts

Trash
OR
Call a local shipping outlet to see if they will accept.
DO NOT RECYCLE
.  They also make a great drainage aid for your container plants.

Paint – Enamel or oil based paint, paint thinners and turpentine

Mercer County Household Chemical Waste Disposal Day
Call 609-278-8086 or www.mcianj.org

Paint – Latex Only

Trash
Remove lid, air dry the can or fill with sand or kitty litter prior to placing out for refuse collection.
DO NOT RECYCLE

Pesticides

Mercer County Household Chemical Waste Disposal Day
Call 609-278-8086 or www.mcianj.org

Pizza Boxes

Trash or GREEN ORGANIC CART
DO NOT RECYCLE

Plastic Bags and Plastic Film/Wrap
(Film/Wrap that encloses Toilet Paper, Paper Towel & Water bottle cases etc.)

For collection locations in Princeton go to the
Princeton Merchants Associations website:
http://www.princetonmerchants.org/collection-bins-guidelines"

Plastic Flower Pots and Flower Flats

Trash
OR
Return to the place of purchase
DO NOT RECYCLE

Pool Chemicals

Mercer County Household Chemical Waste Disposal Day
Call 609-278-8086 or www.mcianj.org

 

Prescription Medications

Princeton Police Department - Project Medicine Drop Box
1 Valley Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 927-2100
Open 24/7, 365 days/year
Accepts solid pharmaceuticals such as pills, capsules, patches, inhalers, and pet medications. They cannot accept syringes or liquids (Sharps must be destroyed and placed in a hard, plastic bottle with a warning label which may then be placed in the trash.
OR
Call the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro at (609) 853-7000 to ask about their syringe return program).
DO NOT RECYCLE OR FLUSH MEDICATIONS

Scrap Metal

Refer to the Yellow Pages for local scrap metal yards. Many will pay for the metal.

Styrofoam

Trash
OR
Call a local shipping outlet to see if they will accept.
DO NOT RECYCLE
It also makes a great drainage aid for your container plants.

Syringes

Trash
Clip needles with a needle clipper and place in a hard plastic container (detergent or soda bottle) with a tightly sealed top. Place a large WARNING label on the container and dispose with household trash.
OR
Call the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro at
(609) 853-7000 to ask about their syringe return program.
DO NOT RECYCLE

Take Out Containers – Plastic, Styrofoam, Cardboard

Trash or GREEN ORGANIC CART for Cardboard containers only
DO NOT RECYCLE

Televisions

Convenience Center on River Road
Saturday and Monday (by schedule) from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Call the Princeton Sewer Operating Committee at 609-497-7639 for schedule & information on how to obtain a pass for disposal.
OR
Best Buy (Nassau Park Pavilion)
Accepts most electronics; call for further info. 
251 Nassau Park Blvd. (609) 514-9500
OR
Mercer County Household Chemical Waste Disposal Day or the Electronic Disposal Day
Call 609-278-8086 or www.mcianj.org

Tires

Convenience Center on River Road
Saturday and Monday (by schedule) from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Call the Princeton Sewer Operating Committee at 609-497-7639 for schedule & information on how to obtain a sticker for your vehicle.
Tires must be taken off the rim for disposal

Used Motor Oil

Convenience Center on River Road
Saturday and Monday (by schedule) from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Call the Princeton Sewer Operating Committee at 609-497-7639 for schedule & information on how to obtain a sticker for your vehicle.
OR
Mercer County Household Chemical Waste Disposal Day
Call 609-278-8086 or www.mcianj.org