Guide to Recyclables – Single Stream Curbside Recycling

garbagetruckCurbside Recycling

Curbside Recycling in Ewing and in Mercer County is conducted by the Mercer County Improvement Authority (MCIA) .  

Curbside Pickup Facts

  • Pickups are bi-weekly.  Click to find the schedule for your area.
  • If your home curbside collection was accidentally missed you can fill out the MCIA’s website form or contact the Recycling Department at (609) 278-8086.
  • The MCIA conducts Single Stream Recycling, in other words, all recyclables can be mixed together in your cans.

Accepted Materials

  • Paper: mixed paper, office paper, envelopes (windows are acceptable)
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Telephone books, “soft” cover books
  • Hard cover books (hard cover must be removed and put in trash)
  • Glass food and beverage jars or bottles (all colors)
  • Aluminum and metal beverage containers
  • Pet food cans
  • Milk jugs and plastic beverage bottles
  • Detergent and shampoo containers
  • Juice boxes and juice beverage cartons
  • Plastics with a #1 or #2 in the recycling symbol (usually found on the bottom of a container)

Materials Not Accepted

    • PLASTIC BAGS
    • PIZZA BOXES
    • Light Bulbs
    • Aluminum Foil/Baking Pans
    • Drinking Glasses, Dishes & Broken Window Glass
    • Ceramics & Pottery
    • Aerosol Cans
    • Motor Oil & Anti-Freeze Containers
    • Clothes Hangers
    • Bandage Tins & Cookie Tins
    • Carbon & Waxed Paper
    • Tissue Paper, Napkins, Paper Plates & Paper Towels
    • Styrofoam
    • Plastics with #3 – #7 Symbols

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