Get a Head Start on Spring Cleaning: Recycling Event & Community-Wide Yard Sale

It's Time to Start Your Spring Cleaning

Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Recycling Event

Been waiting to get rid of old electronics that have served their useful purpose and are taking up space around the house but don't know what to do with them? Or maybe you've been wondering what to do with  paints, cleaners, oils, batteries, and pesticides, or other household substances that contain potentially hazardous ingredients. Three times a year the Mercer County Improvement Authority (MCIA) holds a Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Recycling event for Mercer County residents. Residents with proper identification may bring used electronics, including computers, televisions, printer & household hazardous waste to the John T. Dempster Fire School on Lawrence Rd., Lawrence Township this Saturday, March 21st from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm. Collected products are sent to a recycling facility for processing. More information about recycling can be found anytime with MCIA's my-waste app.

Can't make it this Saturday? Princeton residents can recycle computerstelevisions, and other electronics at the Convenience Center on River Road. An appointment may be needed to drop off material. Contact Princeton's Recycling Coordinator, Janet Pellichero, at 688-2566 for information Monday – Friday from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm.

Let it Go! Community-Wide Yard Sale

And while you are getting a head start on spring cleaning, start planning for the Let it Go! community wide yard sale. The Princeton Environmental Film Festival, Sustainable Princeton and The Princeton Public Library have worked together to engage the whole town in an event that focuses on reuse and recycling.

All Princeton residents are encouraged to participate by either hosting a yard sale or attending the sales on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

To host a sale register here.  A map of all yard sales in the area will be produced so prospective buyers will know exactly where to find the sales.

There is no cost to host a sale and all profits from your yard sale are yours to keep. Registration deadline is April 20, 2015.

Happy Spring!

The Princeton Public Library & Sustainable Princeton are not responsible for items sold or bought by the seller or buyer. The seller is responsible for removing all items from yards or curbs following the sale.


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