Curbside Recycling

Recyclables do not need to be separated. Recyclables are currently collected under a newer system of recycling collection and sorting. Residents can use green, blue or yellow recycling cans for any eligible recycling materials. Your recycling must be out to your curb prior to 7 am the day of your pick up.

If your recycling is not collected on the day scheduled, please call (609) 443-4000, ext. 215. Be sure to provide your street address. Also be aware that recycling collection is often not completed until 6 or 7 P.M. due to the size of the route. When recycling is missed, the missed stops are collected within 24 hours from the time of notification to the contractor. Please do not remove recycling from the curb during that period.

 East Windsor Township Quick Reference Guide 

Recycling Do's & Dont's

Recycle Do's and Dont's(Click Here)

Additional Recycling Cans

Additional or replacement recycling containers are available for purchase online at Home Depot or Uline There is no limit to the number of containers that can be used. Recycling containers come in green, blue and yellow. You may use any color for for all recycling. Large cardboard must be flattened and can be placed loose.

Recycling Dates 

Recycling is collected on  every other Wednesday.  See Street Index (link to street index) to determine your Area number. You are in Area 1 if your regular trash days are Monday and Thursday. You are in Area 2 if your regular trash days are Tuesday and Friday.

             2023 Recycling Schedule

Area 1


Area 2

Jan 11

Jan 25

Feb 8

Feb 22

Mar 8

Mar 22

Apr 5

Apr 19

May 3


May 17

May 31

Jun 14

Jun 28

Jul 12

Jul 26

Aug 9

Aug 23

Sept 6

Sept 20

Oct 4

Oct 18

Nov 1

Nov 15

Nov 29

Dec 13

Dec 27


Jan 4

Jan 18

Feb 1

Feb 15

Mar 1

Mar 15

Mar 29

Apr 12

Apr 26

May 10

May 24

Jun 7

Jun 21

Jul 5

Jul 19

Aug 2

Aug 16

Aug 30

Sept 13

 Sept 27

Oct 11

Oct 25

Nov 8

Nov 22

Dec 6

Dec 20   


Electronics Recycling  

The East Windsor Electronics Recycling Program provides a convenient and responsible way to recycle all forms of electronic including: televisions, radios, copiers, fax machines, computers & laptops, printers, telephones & cell phones, small countertop appliances, DVD players, CD players. Almost everything that has a plug attached to it. Please No DVD's and No CD's. They can be disposed of in the regular garbage.

Individuals are responsible for removing data from hard drives and other storage media before dropping them off. 

Residents can drop off electronic recycling, Monday through Friday, from 7:30 am to 2:30 pm, excluding holidays, at the Township Public Works facility located at the corner of Ward Street and Etra Road. For questions on a specific item not listed, contact Public Works at (609) 443-4000, ext. 215 or by email at  .

White Goods Recycling  

White goods curbside pick-up is performed on the third Wednesday of each month for the entire Garbage District. There is no Street Index to look up. It is the same day for everyone!

White goods material consists of stoves, refrigerators, clothes washers, clothes dryers, dishwashers, hot water heaters, other metal jacketed appliances, and steel.

Please be reminded of a few points to assist us in collecting your white goods:

  • White good items cannot be placed at curbside before 9 pm the night before scheduled pickup and must be at curbside by 7 am the day of pickup.
  • Material must be free from sharp jagged edges.
  • Goods must be curbside. No collection will be made from any other location on residents’ property, including inside the home.
  • Doors on appliances must be removed for the safety of our children! 

Other Recycling Services 

East Windsor Township provides other disposal services to  residents  . The following items may be dropped off at the Public Works Facility on 309 Ward Street, Tuesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

  • Computers, televisions, and all other electronics
  • Car Batteries
  • Tires (Rims Removed)
  • White Goods drop off is available for residents who do not wish to wait for the third Wednesday of the month for white goods collection. White Goods  drop off  is also available to any Township resident who is not within the Garbage District.

Recycling Events 

Mercer County Hazardous Waste Collection and Electronics Recycling Events Will Be Held on Saturday, March 25, 2023 from 8 am to 2 pm and Saturday, June 10, 2023 from 8 am to 2 pm and Saturday, September 23, 2023 from 8 am to 2 pm. Mercer County Document Sheredding Events Will Be Held on Saturday, April 29, 2023 from 9 am to 12 pm and Saturday, October 7, 2023 from 9 am to 12 pm. All county events will be held rain or shine, at the John T. Dempster Fire School, located at 350 Lawrence Station Road in Lawrence Township. No registration is required, just proof of Mercer County residency. Residents can dispose of aerosol cans, used motor oil, propane gas tanks, pesticides, herbicides, car batteries, paint thinner, oil based paints, gasoline, anti-freeze, driveway sealer, insect repellants, mercury, and fluorescent and compact fluorescent bulbs. Used electronic equipment, including computers, printers, copiers, fax machines, stereos, televisions, and microwaves will be accepted. Material will be accepted only with compliance with County Covid-19 protocol: one person limit per vehicle, residents must remain in vehicles, disposal items must be in trunk or back of vehicle, and containers will not be returned. For further information, visit the MCIA website at or call (609) 278-8086.

East Windsor Recycling Special Events 

In the spring, summer, and fall, Mayor Janice S. Mironov and Members of Council will hold special Recycling Day Events. The event dates in 2023 are: Saturday, April 15,  2023 from 10 am to 2 pm and Wednesday, July 12, 2023 from 4 pm to 8 pm and Saturday, September 30, 2023 from 10 am to 2 pm. These events will take place at our senior center located at 40 Lanning Boulevard in East Windsor. Free paper shredding services to recycle old personal documents and confidential files securely will be available to East Windsor residents  only  . No Commercial drop off will be accepted.  Dates, location and all accepted items will be announced in the   Township E-News   and on the Township website. For further information, call (609) 443-4000, ext. 215.

Other Recycling Events

Mercer County Household Hazardous Waste  events are held three times per year. Dates are posted on the Township website and in the Township E-News when the dates are confirmed. The following products are accepted: insect repellents, pesticides/herbicides, weed killers, stains, varnishes, acids, caustics, paint, paint thinner, vehicle batteries, antifreeze, chlordane, pool chemicals, etc. See  for information. Special Note: Electronic Waste is accepted at Hazardous Waste Days. Hazardous Waste days are held at: Dempster Fire Training Center, 350 Lawrence Station Road, Lawrenceville, New Jersey.

Mercer County Shredding events are held twice per year. Dates are posted on the East Windsor Township website and in the Township E-News when the dates are confirmed. – See  for information.