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Princeton was forced to shut down their organic waste recycling program about 4 years ago due to economic reasons but are relaunching the program on a trial basis. Households apply online fro the program and must answer a questionnaire on is acceptable to be recycled and collected. Afterwards, 200 households will be selected and assigned a drop off location for the food scraps. The scraps will be taken to Trenton Renewables where the waste will be converted to compost and energy. If the program is successful Princeton’s carbon emissions will be reduced by 8.4 metric tons of carbon dioxide to each drop off site.

LEA KAHN, Staff Writer. “Princeton to Re-Launch Organic Waste Food Scraps Program.” Centraljersey.Com, 21 Sept. 2023,