Princeton's Curbside Organic Program started in June 2011 as a 3 month pilot program. The program has successfully continued since then with over 1,000 households participating and more than 600 tons of waste not going to a landfill. To participate in the program sign up online or print the form and mail or drop off a check to:
Department of Public Works 1 Monument Dr Princeton, NJ 08540
Make your check payable to "Princeton"
Please include your email and phone on your registration form so we can let you know when your FREE compost is available.
What items can you put in the green organic cart?
A tremendous amount of organic material: not just left-over food (including meat, fish & bones) but also pizza boxes, waxed cardboard, soiled paper products, and most yard waste including weeds.
What happens to the organics once it has been collected?
It is turned into compost. Huge amounts of organic waste are involved so the compost piles get very hot. This means that compost can be made using items that can't be easily composted in a back yard, such as meat and bones, fish skins, pizza boxes and yard waste. Organics become compost in just 90 days after you put them out for weekly collection.