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Sustainable Princeton at SHREDfest! — October 2020

October 24, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Municipality of Princeton will hold its annual shredding and electronics recycling event on Saturday, October 24th From 10a-2p at Thanet Circle for Princeton residents. Please review the Municipality’s collections and drop-off instruction’s 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 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! 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, be sure to 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.
  • Pill bottles: EMPTY and clean prescription pill bottles can be upcycled into Preserve products via the Gimme5 collection at Whole Foods. NOTE: Remove labels and ensure bottles are empty. Leftover medicine should instead be taken to the Prescription Drug Drop Box in the lobby of the Police Department.
  • Wine corks: Synthetic or natural corks can be upcycled into art and building projects through the Cork Club program. Any cork is accepted.


October 24, 2020
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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