Recycling in Princeton

Collection Dates and Other Recycling Information
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Princeton's recycling is handled by Mercer County Improvement Authority. If your recycling is missed or collection was incomplete, you can report it by clicking here or call Mercer County Improvement Authority at 609-278-8086.

2019 Recycling Collection Dates

  • January 7 & 21
  • February 4 & 18
  • March 4 & 18
  • April 1, 15 & 29
  • May 13
  • June 1 (Make up for Memorial Day May 27) 10 & 24
  • July 8 & 22
  • August 5 & 19
  • September 7 (Make up for Labor Day Sept. 2), 16 & 30
  • October 14 & 28
  • November 11 & 25
  • December 9 & 23

Click here to view what you can and cannot put in your recycle bin.

Where can you get a recycling bucket?

YELLOW recycling buckets are available at the Department of Public Works located at 27 North Harrison Street (behind the fire house) Buckets are available Monday – Friday from 8:00 – 2:30.  Buckets are free and residents can take up to 4.  

To dispose of broken buckets, use them for your weekly trash collection but mark the top “TRASH, TAKE ALL”  Please do not bring broken buckets to Public Works.

What do you want to recycle?

Appliance Recycling Program

Flip Your Fridge

What to do with your mattress?

Mattresses can be disposed of with your regular trash. They must be wrapped in plastic before placed at the curb.

2019 County Wide Document Shredding Events:

Sponsored by the M.C.I.A. call (609) 278-8086 for information or click here to view their website.

  • Saturday November 2

LOCATION: LOT 4, South Broad Street Across from Mercer County Administration Building)

2019 County Wide Household Hazardous Waste/Electronics Recycling Events: 

Sponsored by the M.C.I.A. call (609) 278-8086 for information or click here to view their website.

  • Saturday September 28

LOCATION: Dempster Fire School, 350 Lawrence Station Road

Click here for directions to Dempster Fire School

We will no longer be accepting ANY electronics, including TV's.                    

If residents would like to dispose of their electronics they can be dropped off at any of the Goodwill locations listed below:            

Goodwill Retail Store
2885 Rt 206, Bldg 2
Columbus, NJ 08022


Goodwill Retail Store
594 Rt 206
Bordentown, NJ 08723


Goodwill Retail Store
1632 N. Olden Ave
Ewing, NJ 08638


E-Cycle New Jersey 

Plastic Bag and Film Recycling F.A.Q - Courtesy of Sustainable Princeton

Princeton's BYOB Initiative:

Princeton Merchants Association along with other local merchants, nonprofits and the Municipality of Princeton are promoting a single use plastic bag reduction initiative for the community. For more information visit the Princeton Merchants Association page.

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