Curbside Garbage Collection Available to All Residents Beginning Jan. 2

Township residents who want to use this service will need to cancel their private haulers by the new year.


Effective Jan. 2 2013, all Princeton residents will be eligible for weekly municipal curbside trash collection, officials have announced.

This is not a change for Borough residents, who already have this service. 

Township residents who would like to participate in the municipally funded service should contact their trash hauler to cancel their service provider in writing at least seven days before Jan. 1. 

According to the NJ Customer Bill of Rights 7:26H-5.12 Section C 2, “Residential customers who are responsible for hiring their own collection service have the right to select their solid waste collector on a competitive basis and to discontinue service at any time, provided the collector is given seven days written notice.”

Apartments and townhouse residents who take their trash to a dumpster are not eligible to participate in curbside service.

Backdoor trash collection will not be offered in January 2013.  If you would like to continue backdoor collection, you should keep your current service and backdoor collection may become available beginning in February at an additional cost, once a collection contract is awarded.

Residents will be notified by mail in mid-December about their assigned garbage collection day and other details.  

If you have questions please contact the Princeton Engineering Department at 609-921-7077.

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Simon November 26, 2012 at 07:06 PM
Thank you, Santa Claus! If you wish upon a star, in this case for decades, sometimes it just sort of...happens. Living in Princeton. Such a deal!


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