Recycling in Princeton

Princeton's recycling is handled by the Mercer County Improvement Authority. If your recycling is missed or collection was incomplete, you must report it online or call Mercer County Improvement Authority at 609-278-8086.

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.

Green Recycling Bins

You can still use the green recycling bins.

Questions or Comments

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.

Recycling Bins

Residents can pick up bins at 27 North Harrison Street, Monday-Friday (except holidays), between 8:30 am-2:30 pm. Residents are allowed to take up to 2 bins.

2021 Recycling Collection Dates

  • January 4 and 18
  • February 1 and 15
  • March 1, 15 and 29
  • April 12 and 26
  • May 10 and 24 
  • June 7 and 21
  • July 5 and 19
  • August 2, 16 and 30
  • September 13 and 27
  • October 11 and 25
  • November 8 and 22
  • December 6 and 20

2021 Event Dates

Mercer County Improvement Authority will hold the following events: 

Household Hazardous Waste Collection and Electronics Recycling Events (Dates and Location PDF)

Saturday, September 11, 2021 - 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Document Shredding Events (Dates and Location PDF)

  • October 9, 2021 - 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Electronics Recycling

Princeton will no longer be accepting any electronics, including TVs.

Residents looking to dispose of any of the following can contact Metal Recovery Systems, LLC, 609-577-2396.

  • Electronics
  • Appliances
  • Bicycles
  • Scrap metal
  • Refrigerators & Freezers

Metal Recovery Systems, LLC recycles and donates items whenever possible. Call 609-577-2396 for more information. 

Best Buy offers an electronic recycling program at their stores. For more information visit the Best Buy Electronics, Appliance and Fitness Equipment Recycling page.

If residents would like to dispose of their electronics they can be dropped off at any of the Goodwill locations listed. Please call ahead to confirm. 

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