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.
** You can still use the green recycling bins**
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.
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.
2020 Recycling Collection Dates
January 6 & 20
February 3 & 17
March 2, 16 & 30
April 13 & 27
May 11 & 30* (Saturday collection due to Memorial Holiday on May 25)
June 8 & 22
July 6 & 20
August 3, 17 & 31
September 14 & 28
October 12 & 26
November 9 & 23
December 7 & 21
What can you recycle?
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.
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.