During 2019, we were proud to return to the Princeton Farmers Market, collecting the following resources for recycling or upcycling.
Although our participation in the market has ended for the year, we invite you to continue saving these resources until our 2020 collection is announced. In the meantime, we’ve noted current alternatives below.
Batteries: Batteries from handheld devices can be reused or recycled through the Wireless Alliance. NOTE: No corroded batteries. Battery ends must be sealed with clear tape to prevent electrical discharge during shipping.
- A year-round collection for batteries is available. Learn more.
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 security. NOTE: To allow data cleansing of Apple products, be sure to disable the Find My iPhone Activation Lock.
- A year-round collection for cell phones, tablets and their accessories is available. Learn more.
Printer cartridges: Ink cartridges can be refurbished or upcycled by Wireless Alliance.
- Hinkson’s Office Supply offers a collection for cartridges or we host a year-round collection for printer cartridges. Learn more.
Pill bottles: EMPTY and clean prescription pill bottles can be upcycled into Preserve products via the Gimme5 program. NOTE: Remove all 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.
- A year-round collection for pill bottles is available. Learn more.
Wine corks: Synthetic or natural corks can be upcycled into art and building projects through the Cork Club program.
- Local wine stores offer these collections.
Please stay tuned for our 2020 collections.