Recycling Collection

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.

Questions about recycling in Princeton call the Department of Public Works at 609-688-2566.

Sustainable Princeton's Guide to Recycling is a useful resource when you aren't sure what to do with something. If you have questions about this guide please call Sustainable Princeton 609-454-4757

Please note the following changes to the Sustainable Princeton Guide to Recycling:

  • Styrofoam: Block styrofoam and packaging peanuts can be brought to the Princeton Farmer's Market during the following dates. Please note that block styrofoam refers to packaging foam used to encase a TV, electronic, or other fragile item. Our styrofoam collection does NOT include styrofoam plates, cups, egg cartons, or take out boxes.
  • Batteries: Alkaline batteries can be brought to the Princeton Farmer's Market during the following dates or dropped at the collection box outside our office at One Monument Drive. Please note that our alkaline battery collection does NOT include any rechargeable batteries, or any battery used to power a device not classified as a portable electronic device.

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.

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 February 23
  • 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 March 30
  • Saturday June 29
  • Saturday September 28

LOCATION: Dempster Fire School, 350 Lawrence Station Road

Click here for directions to Dempster Fire School

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