By reducing your consumption, your waste — and the emissions associated with trucking it to the landfill — will automatically decrease.
ONCE YOU’VE REDUCED YOUR WASTE, FOLLOW THESE STEPS TO PROPERLY HANDLE IT:
Know the recycling rules
Check out the new recycling app
Don’t miss hard-to-recycle options
Stay in the know, they come and go
Donate used goods
As they say, one person’s trash is another person’s treasure
A few simple changes go a long way
RECYCLE THE RIGHT WAY.
A study of Mercer County’s waste showed that about half of our waste could be diverted to recycling or organics collections.
FEED THE SOIL.
Princeton’s voluntary residential curbside organics collection diverted nearly 2,000 tons of food and other organic waste from the landfill.
THE PRINCETON CLIMATE ACTION PLAN
The Princeton Climate Action Plan identifies multiple strategies to reduce our emissions from the goods and services we utilize.
Waste Reduction Hierarchy
CO2 produced within Princeton in 2018