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Sustainable Princeton @ S.H.R.E.D.fest — October 2021

October 16, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


The Municipality of Princeton will hold its annual shredding and electronics recycling event on Saturday, October 16 From 10 AM – 2 PM at Thanet Circle for Princeton residents. Please review the Municipality’s collections and drop-off instructions here. We are thrilled to be offering additional recycling opportunities at this event as well, as described below.

At this event, Sustainable Princeton will collect each of the following items for recycling or upcycling. Please read the green italicized instructions carefully.

  • Batteries: All types of batteries from handheld devices will be reused or recycled through Wireless Alliance. NOTE: No corroded batteries. No car or other large batteries. Battery ends must be sealed with clear tape to prevent electrical discharge during shipping. 
  • Block Styrofoam™ and peanuts: Packaging Styrofoam™ used to encase a fragile item can be locally upcycled into picture frames. NOTE: All Styrofoam™ must be brought in a CLOSED BAG to prevent debris during transportation and storage! DO NOT place any items other than styrofoam in these bags. This collection does NOT include plates, cups, egg cartons, or take-out boxes. Finally, we cannot accept spongey lookalike foams. Ie, Styrofoam™ breaks or crumbles under force, while the lookalikes act more like a sponge that bends or compresses. 
  • Cell phones and tablets: All cell phones and tablets, as well as their accessories, can be refurbished or shredded for precious metals reclamation by Wireless Alliance. Review their information regarding data securityNOTE: To allow data cleansing of Apple products, disable the Find My iPhone Activation Lock.
  • Printer cartridges: Ink cartridges will be refurbished or upcycled by Wireless Alliance. All printer cartridges, including laser and inkjet, are accepted.
  • Wine corks: Synthetic or natural corks can be upcycled into art and building projects through the Cork Club program. Any cork is accepted.

Note: We are no longer accepting pill bottles since the Gimme5 collection at Whole Foods has been discontinued. We apologize for this inconvenience.


October 16, 2021
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sustainable Princeton
Municipality of Princeton


Thanet Circle
100 Thanet Road
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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