Food Waste Compost Program Gets Innovation Award

On November 15, 2011, Sustainable Jersey presented Princeton Township with an Innovation Award for its curbside food waste composting program.  This award is in addition to the bronze level certification recently earned by both our municipalities – way to go, Princeton! four people, one holding plaque, at awards ceremony

The food waste composting program began as a pilot demonstration project, but it is now an on-going program available to both Township and Borough residents.  The cost is just $25 per month for both organic waste and regular trash pick up, or $20 per month for organic waste pick up. (For more details, see this previous Curbside Composting post; also please note that Borough residents are currently limited to the organic-only waste pick up option).

You can join still join the Curbside Food Waste Composting program by contacting Janet Pellichero at jpellichero@princeton-township.nj.us or call her at 609-688-2526.

During the three month demonstration period, 25 tons of food and other organic waste were diverted from area landfills.  Currently, 228 Township and Borough households are participating in the program, along with several institutions including the Hun School, Tenacre Foundation, and Acorn Glen.

Sustainable Princeton thanks Janet Pellichero, Township Recycling Coordinator, for her tireless efforts in making this program a success – way to go, Janet!