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Recycling Events

Collection events at the PENNINGTON FARMERS MARKET:

Saturdays in 2022: July 30, August 27, September 24, October 29

  • CELL PHONES, MP3 players, chargers, digital cameras, tablets, and Bluetooth devices
  • BRITA WATER FILTERS
  • DENTAL CARE PRODUCTS (toothpaste tubes with cap on, toothbrushes, floss containers, etc.)
  • STICK DEODORANT CONTAINERS
  • SINGLE-USE RAZORS
  • WINE BOTTLE CORKS (real, not synthetic)
  • BUTTON CELL BATTERIES (from hearing aids, calculators, etc.) Note: please put tape over the positive ends.
  • USED TENNIS BALLS & BASEBALLS
  • PLASTIC NURSERY POTS
  • NEWSPAPERS
  • #5 PLASTIC CONTAINERS (not accepting these currently – sorry!)
  • CDs and DVDs (not accepting these currently – sorry!)

Last Saturday of the month June through October (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) organized by the Hopewell Valley Green Team. Bring everything to our tents at Pennington Farmers Market held at Rosedale Mills, 101 Route 31 North, Pennington.

Cell phones and other electronics listed above: once filled, the collection box will go to The Wireless Alliance and the value of the devices will benefit the Pennington Farmers Market. Wine bottle corks will be shipped to the CorkClub in Houston, TX.

DOCUMENT SHREDDING

April 23 (Saturday) and October 8 (Saturday), 2022 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sponsored by the Mercer County Improvement Authority. Location: Lot 4 / 651 South Broad Street, Trenton, across from the Mercer County Administration Building. Learn more

ELECTRONICS RECYCLING & PAPER SHREDDING

Hopewell Township residents ONLY.

April 23 (Saturday) and October 1 (Saturday), 2022 from 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Location: Hopewell Township Public Works Building (203 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville). Learn more

ELECTRONICS & HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTIONS

March 26 (Saturday), June 4 (Saturday) and September 10 (Saturday), 2022 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sponsored by the Mercer County Improvement Authority. Location: Dempster Fire School (350 Lawrence Station Rd, Lawrence). Learn more

STYROFOAM COLLECTION (packaging blocks, sheets and coolers)

Our last collection event was held on September 11, 2021. It was a big success: over 100 households brought Styrofoam and other items for us to divert from the landfill and reuse/recycle.

In case you missed the event and have a large amount of Styrofoam, you might want to contact our drop-off partner Princeton Moulding (see below). If someone is already planning a trip to Somerville, or if neighbors would like to combine their loads, perhaps they would like to deliver their styrofoam on their own.

Princeton Moulding Group, 76 Fourth Street, Somerville NJ, 08876 Google Map
‭(908) 291-1180‬ Call first to make sure they are open (their hours can be sporadic)

Photo of the mountain we collected September 2021 in Hopewell Township

The Hopewell Valley Green Team and community would like to thank Sustainable Jersey and the PSEG Foundation for their support of our Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 Styrofoam collections as well as the summer 2020 special recycling collections through TerraCycle’s Zero Waste boxes!


PRIOR EVENTS ORGANIZED BY THE GREEN TEAM:

STUFF THE TRUCKS!

Saturday September 7, 2019, 12 noon – 3 pm, organized by the Hopewell Valley Green Team. Click here to see flyer about the event.
→ Green Team truck collecting Styrofoam, wine corks and CDs/DVDs;
→ Paper Shredding truck;
→ Habitat for Humanity ReStore truck collecting household goods and construction materials. Click for a decision flowchart to help determine if your material is acceptable. Learn about the ReStore.
All three at the same location in Pennington: Toll Gate Grammar School, 275 South Main Street.
This event was co-sponsored by the Pennington & Hopewell Township Environmental Commissions and the Hopewell Valley Green Team. All Hopewell Valley residents and businesses welcome! Sign up for an e-notice by sending a request to hvgreenteam@gmail.com