Simple steps to reduce the amount of waste produced

  1. Bring your own bag when shopping

  2. Bring your own reusable coffee mug. Most shops in Princeton charge less for a cup of coffee if you bring your own mug.

  3. Keep a reusable water bottle with you.

  4. Pack your own lunch

  5. Switch to cloth napkins.

  6. Donate used clothing to local thrift shops. Here's a list of Princeton's best ones.

  7. Choose items made with less packaging.


Here are some simple steps to reuse items instead of throwing them away.

  1. Check out the used book section at the Princeton Public Library and local book stores.

  2. Check out the Princeton Freecycle network.

  3. Save wrapping paper after opening gifts and reuse.

  4. Reuse jars and containers like jelly & peanut butter jars.


Be informed about what can be recycled in Princeton

  1. Checkout The Municipality of Princeton's website for information about what can be recycled.

  2. Compost at home or join the Municipality of Princeton's Curbside Organic Program. (NOTE: Princeton’s Curbside Organic Waste Program has been temporarily discontinued)

  3. Shop for products made with recycled materials.