On Saturday, September 24th, the Princeton Township Public Works Department hosted a “S.H.R.E.D.D.temberfest” event, giving residents the opportunity to shred documents, and to recycle, donate or discard a wide range of items.
Public works staff estimate that 1500 vehicles lined up to participate. The event succeeded in diverting several tons of waste from local landfills, including:
- Two 53-foot tractor trailer trucks stacked to capacity with computers and electronic equipment. (Large desktop PCs are clearly going out of style!)
- Two waste trucks containing 9 – 11 tons each of shredded material.
- One 30-yard dumpster and one 20-yard dumpster filled with metals and appliances.
- A box truck filled with 3,090 lbs. of donated clothes and household goods that went to the Rescue Mission of Trenton.
- Another box truck partially filled with donated medical equipment and supplies that went to Your ReSource.
- 15 bicycles that went to the Boys & Girls Club Bike Exchange in Ewing, NJ.
While the event focused on recyclables, residents were also able to discard broken furniture and other items that could not be reused or recycled. See our resources page for ideas of where to recycle and donate unwanted items.
The event also gave residents a chance to:
- build a rain barrel
- sign up for Princeton’s curbside organic waste program
- talk with a Master Gardener
- get a free leaf corral kit from Sustainable Princeton
If you missed out on this event, or have other items to dispose of, you can recycle computers and electronics on Saturday November 5th at the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton. See the Mercer County Improvement Authority website for details.