Recycling in Princeton

4Princeton's recycling is handled by the Mercer County Improvement Authority. If your recycling is missed or collection was incomplete, you must report it directly to Mercer County. It can be reported online or by calling Mercer County Improvement Authority at 609-278-8086.

Mercer County will be enforcing recycling contamination by tagging bins that contain contaminants. They will be tagged with a red "Recycling Rejection Notice". If your bin is tagged, please bring it in and remove the contaminants for the next scheduled recycling day.

Mercer County Improvement Authority Recycling Education Video

Mercer County Improvement Authority Recycling Enforcement Video

Green Recycling Bins

You can still use the green recycling bins.

Questions or Comments

If you have any questions or comments about this process please contact Mercer County Improvement Authority directly. They can be reached at 609-278-8086.

Recycling Bins

Residents can pick up recycling buckets at 27 North Harrison Street, Monday-Friday (except holidays), between 8:30 am-2:30 pm. Each household can use up to 5 buckets.

2024 Recycling Collection Dates

  • January 6, 15 and 29
  • February 12 and 26
  • March 11 and 25
  • April 8 and 22
  • May 6 and 20
  • June 3 and 17
  • July 1, 15 and 29
  • August 12 and 26
  • September 9 and 23
  • October 7 and 21
  • November 4 and 18
  • December 2, 16 and 30

2024 Event Dates

Mercer County Improvement Authority will hold the following events: 

Household Hazardous Waste Collection and Electronics Recycling Events- Dempster Fire School, 350 Lawrence Station Road, Lawrence Twp. 

  • Saturday, March 30, 2024 - 8a-2p
  • Saturday, June 8, 2024 - 8a-2p
  • Saturday, September 21, 2024 - 8a-2p

Document Shredding Events - Lot 4, 641 South Broad Street, Trenton (Across from the Mercer County Administration Building)

  • Saturday, April 6, 2024 - 9a-12p
  • Saturday, October 19, 2024 - 9a-12p

Electronics Recycling

Princeton will no longer be accepting any electronics, including TVs. Mercer County offers electronics recycling events throughout the year. Please visit their website for more information.

Best Buy offers an electronic recycling program at their stores. For more information visit the Best Buy Electronics, Appliance and Fitness Equipment Recycling page.

If residents would like to dispose of their electronics they can be dropped off at any of the Goodwill locations listed. Please call ahead to confirm. 

  • Goodwill Retail Store
    2885 Route 206, Building 2
    Columbus, NJ 08022
    Phone: 609-832-3101
  • Goodwill Retail Store
    594 Route 206
    Bordentown, NJ 08723
    Phone: 609-291-0099
  • Goodwill Retail Store
    1632 N Olden Avenue
    Ewing, NJ 08638
    Phone: 609-392-2865

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