S.H.R.R.E.D.temberfest this Saturday, Sep. 26th 10 am-2 pm

Don't forget this weekend is Princeton's annual S.H.R.R.E.D.temberfest on Saturday, September 26th from 10 am to 2 pm rain or shine at Witherspoon Hall parking lot, 400 Witherspoon St. This annual event organized by the Public Works Department and provided by the NJ Clean Communities Grant & the NJ DEP Recycling Tonnage Grant, is a great way for Princeton residents to recycle many household items rather than send them to a landfill.

Shred your personal documents

Household goods & clean clothing recycling

Rain Barrels $30.00 per barrel (small quantities available)

Recycle home medical equipment 

Electronic & computer recycling 

Dumpster discards & Donate bikes

Check out the Princeton Municipal website for a complete list of what you can and cannot bring.

Backyard compost bins will also be available for the subsidized price of $30. Backyard composting is a great way to divert food waste from being sent to the landfill.  According to the EPA's 2012 Municipal Solid Waste Characterization Report, 21% of waste going to municipal landfills is food waste. We can put that waste to a better purpose by composting and putting important nutrients back into the soil. Limited bins are available so arrive early.

Rain barrels will also be available for the subsidized price of $30.  According to the EPA, lawn and gardening take up about 40% of water usage during the summer months in the Mid-Atlantic. Rain barrels help conserve water and energy. It takes energy to treat and transport water to consumers. To learn more about rain barrels, check out this FAQ from the Rutgers Water Resources Program.

Also taking place on this day is the Mercer County Improvement Authority's last Household Hazardous Waste Collection and Electronic Recycling Event in 2015. Mercer County residents can bring hazardous waste and electronics for recycling and safe disposal.  The event takes place at the John T. Dempster Fire School 350 Lawrence Station Road, Lawrenceville.  Go here for details on what materials are accepted.

Not able to make it S.H.R.R.E.D.temberfest or to the MCIA event, check out the Princeton Municipal website for more information about recycling.

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.

IF YOU CAN'T SELL IT, DON'T SEND IT TO THE LANDFILL...TRY THESE RESOURCES.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Freecycle PrincetonGood Will NJ/NY Lupus America Household Goods Donation ProgramMilk Money (Children's Consignment)New Jersey Bike ExchangePrinceton Department of Public WorksPurple HeartVietnam Veterans of America

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Electronics Recycling & Document Shredding Event - Saturday, February 7th

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? Twice a year the Mercer County Improvement Authority (MCIA) holds an Electronic Waste and Document Shredding event. Mercer County residents may bring used electronics, including computers, televisions, and printers (proper identification required). The next event is this Saturday, February 7th from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Sun National Bank Center in the City of Trenton. These products are collected and 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 computers, televisions, and other electronics at the Convenience Center on River Road. An appointment may 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.  

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