Did you know recycling is a law in New Jersey?
You can read it here:  (N.J.S.A.) 13:1E-99.11 et seq.


The Recycling Program is run by
Mercer County Improvement Authority
Recycling Hotline: (609) 394-0100
(609) 278-8086

January 4 & 18 February 1 & 15 & 29 March 14 & 28
April 11 & 25 May 9 & 23 June 6 & 20
July 6 & 18 August 1 & 15 & 29 September 12 & 26
October 10 & 24 November 7 & 21 December 5 & 19

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Please Click on this link for Acceptable Material

REFRIGERATOR RECYCLING: Residents may obtain information about refrigerator recycling at New Jersey Clean Energy’s website

ELECTRONICS DISPOSAL: Please do not place your electronics curbside. All electronics can be disposed of at the below listed events.

2024 West Windsor Dumpster Day Events
70 Southfield Road, West Windsor, NJ
Saturday, May 4th  8am-2pm
Saturday, Sep 7th 8am-2pm

There will be NO Shred Trucks at our Dumpster Day Events!

2024 West Windsor Paper Shred Events
70 Southfield Road, West Windsor, NJ
Saturday, Jun 15th 8am-12pm
Saturday, Oct 5th  8am-12pm

2024 Mercer County Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics
350 Lawrence Station Rd Lawrence, NJ
Saturday, Mar 30th 8am-2pm
Saturday, Jun 8th 8am-2pm
Saturday, Sep 21st 8am-2pm

2024 Mercer County Document Shredding Events
651 South Broad St Trenton, NJ
Saturday, Apr 6th 9am-12pm
Oct 19th  9am-12pm


DO NOT PLACE PLASTIC BAGS OF ANY KIND IN YOUR CURBSIDE RECYCLING BIN.  Your curbside recyclables can be placed directly in your bin, there is no need to bag this material. 
Most McCaffery's Food Market, Walmart, Acme, Stop and Shop, Kohls, Shoprite, Target and Lowe's stores accept plastic film, including bags, for recycling. Bring plastic bags to these drop off locations.
For more information about what materials can be brought to these drop offs, or to find the nearest location to you, check the following website:
This website lists the type of film that are acceptable.  Click on "Participating U.S Locations" for the location nearest you.

Why can't I just recycle my bags with my curbside recyclables??
Plastic bags clog up the equipment at the facilities that process our curbside recyclables which causes lost production hours and money.

What items can I include with plastic bags??
Visit the websites above for a specific list.  For general guidance, do not include other plastic containers or bottles, compostable bags, film/bags contaminated with food, wet bags, frozen food bags, or black plastic garbage bags.  Bread bags, plastic film covering cases of water, cereal bags, newspaper bags, and plastic shopping bags are all accepted at these drop off locations.