Maximum of four (4) bags per pick-up. Bagged vegetation will not be picked up by our hauler.  No container may be larger than 30 gallons in capacity or weigh more than 50 pounds.  Household waste shall not consist of recyclable materials, hazardous waste, construction materials or bulk items.  Residences and most small businesses/professional offices are services by the municipal contract.  Restaurants are excluded from the municipal contract.

For pick-up of bulky items such as furniture and appliances, one bulk pickup day will be offered in mid-June at a date to be announced.  Please arrange for a private hauler (check listings in the Yellow Pages) for bulk pickup at other times.


Green and Yellow Pails – Recycling is every other Tuesday.   Mercer County is single stream recycling, which means you can use either color can for all recycling (cans, plastic, glass, newspapers, cardboard, etc.). If your recycling was not picked up on its scheduled day, please call Public Works at 609-466-0168 for direction.

Car Batteries – Your Public Works Department will pick up your old car or lawn equipment batteries. This service is provided by appointment only.

Tires – Tire drop-off dates will be posted on this site and advertised in the Hopewell Valley News. This service is scheduled by Mercer County Improvement Authority.

PCs and Other Electronics – Borough residents can recycle their home computers and other electronics in Lawrence Township on Household Chemical Waste Disposal Day.  See details below.

Household Chemical Waste – The Household Chemical Waste Day is an event hosted by the Mercer County Improvement Authority twice a year. It is held at the John T. Dempster Fire School on Bakers Basin Road, Lawrence Township from 8 am – 2 pm. Please call Public Works at 609-466-0168 for more information. Scheduled dates will be posted on this site.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Mercer County Improvement Authority Department of Recycling at 609-278-8086.