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Yard Waste

Leaf Bags

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.

They are available at:

The Princeton Department of Public Works (DPW) located at 303 John Street.

You can collect them at the DPW during the month of

April and May::
MONDAY’S and FRIDAY’S - 7:00am – 3:00pm

You can also collect your 40 FREE bags at the Convenience Center located at 298 River Road between 8:00am and Noon on the SATURDAY date below:

April 1, 22 & 29
May 6 & 20

Leaves only are permitted in leaf bags. DO NOT PUT BRUSH in leaf bags.
NO PLASTIC BAGS will be collected. Biodegradable PAPER leaf bags ONLY will be collected.

Is Your Landscaper Registered?

Landscaper Registration Forms
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Helpful Information for Landscapers

Princeton Letter to Landscapers re MULCHING
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Leaf Blower Noise Q & A
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Click here for the 2017 BRUSH, LOG & LEAF SCHEDULES

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 Provinceline 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 1, 2017. 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.