Occasionally severe storms result in a disruption of collections for many municipal services including; brush, leaf, trash, curbside organics and recycling. When this happens please check the home page for information. You can also sign up for emergency alerts through our Everbridge system.
Joseph Maher Joint Ecological Facility
Yard waste accumulated after the scheduled collections can be taken by either you or a landscaper to the Joseph Maher Joint Ecological Facility located at 3701 Princeton Pike, just past the intersection of Province Line Rd. Compost and double ground wood chips are available free of charge to all Princeton residents and are available at the Ecological Facility. The compost site will be open Saturdays for the season beginning April 2, 2018. Hours of operation are:
7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturdays (April through November)
Closed Sundays and Municipal Holidays (Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Election Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and the day after Thanksgiving).
Residents should bring their own containers or light trucks for material. Residents also may dispose of leaves and brush during the above hours. Absolutely no commercial vehicles on Saturdays!
The Princeton Environmental Commission reminds you that the easiest and most environmentally efficient way to manage your leaves is to leave your leaves in your yard. Compost them, mulch them, or rake them into an unobtrusive area of your property. Broken down leaves will nourish your grass, plants and trees. For a more detailed description of how and why to leave your leaves, visit the Environmental Commission's Guide to Fall Leaf Management.
LEAF BAG DISTRIBUTION
Residents receive 40 FREE leaf bags for collection of spring and/or fall leaves. The bags are a 32 gallon biodegradable paper bag and are collected more frequently than leaves blown to the street for curbside collection. Proof of residency is required.
They are available at: ACE HARDWARE; Princeton Shopping Center during business hours.
Is Your Landscaper Registered?
Landscaper Registration Forms: English - Spanish
Helpful Information for Landscapers
Princeton Letter to Landscapers re MULCHING: English - Spanish
Leaf Blower Noise Q & A: English - Spanish