Household Recycling

The Middlesex County Improvement Authority (MCIA) provides bi-weekly collection of recyclable material for Plainsboro residents.  Residents are required to use the rectangular blue container with lid for newspaper and mixed paper and the round blue container for commingled recyclables (cans, bottle and plastic containers).  Collection times are subject to change, but all containers must be ready for pickup by 6:00 am.  The MCIA recommends writing your name and address on each container with a permanent marker.

Public Works Community Calendar

Curbside Recycling Collection Schedule for 2015:

January 12, 26
February 9, 23
March 9, 23
April 6, 20
May 4, 18
June 1, 15, 29
July 13, 27
August 10, 24
September 12, 21
October 5, 19
November 2, 16, 30
December 14, 28

Additional information can be obtained by calling the MCIA at 800-488-6242 or by utilizing the website

Replacement/additional recycling containers can be purchased at the Department of Public Works, 20 Woodland Drive, Cranbury, NJ 08512 Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at a cost of $10.05 for the round commingling container and $9.99 for the rectangular paper container.  We take checks only made payable to the Township of Plainsboro.