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CWD will begin a comprehensive refuse and recycling program for the City of Princeton on June 3, 2019.

Trash Collection

Trash will be collected once a week. See Service Schedule tab for collection map to determine the pickup day for your area.

Household trash must be placed in bags inside the grey 95-gallon trash cart.

Place all trash items out no later than 7:00 am for pickup between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm on your service day. Please ensure the trash containers and the recycle cart are separated by at least three (3) feet, and three (3) feet away from obstacles such as mailboxes, fences, gas meters, and drainage ditches, and ensure there is a 16-foot clearance above your cart. Please do not overfill the cart and make sure the lid is completely closed. Overloaded carts will not be serviced.

ASL Guidelines

Automated Side Load (ASL) trucks must have adequate space in the street or alleyway for the truck to line up to a cart and allow for the truck’s arm and claw to extend to retrieve the cart. In order to protect your property, the driver will not service your cart(s) if vehicles or other obstacles are positioned too close to the cart(s).

Position the trash cart with wheels toward the residence.

Missed Collection? Contact CWD Customer Service within 24 hours at 972.392.9300, Option 2.

Recycling Services

Recycling will be collected every other week, on your trash collection day.

All recyclables must be empty and clean prior to being placed inside the blue 95-gallon recycle cart.

Place all recyclable items out no later than 7:00 am for pickup between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm on your service day. Please ensure the trash containers and the recycle cart are separated by at least three (3) feet, and three (3) feet away from obstacles such as mailboxes, fences, gas meters, and drainage ditches, and ensure there is a 16-foot clearance above your cart. Please do not overfill the cart and make sure the lid is completely closed. Overloaded carts will not be serviced.

ASL Guidelines

Automated Side Load (ASL) trucks must have adequate space in the street or alleyway for the truck to line up to a cart and allow for the truck’s arm and claw to extend to retrieve the cart. In order to protect your property, the driver will not service your cart(s) if vehicles or other obstacles are positioned too close to the cart(s).

Position the recycle cart with the wheels toward the residence.

Missed Collection? Contact CWD Customer Service within 24 hours at 972.392.9300, Option 2.

Recycling Guidelines

Bulk & Brush

Bulk and brush will be collected once a month, according to this schedule, beginning with the Thursday that falls in the first full week of each month. 

NO CALL IS NECESSARY!

You are limited to four (4) cubic yards of bulky waste per collection.

ALL BRUSH MUST BE BUNDLED. Bundled brush cannot exceed four (4) by two (2) feet nor weigh more than 50 pounds per bundle. There is no limit to the number of bundles you may put out.

NO LOOSE BRUSH WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Important! CWD does not provide pickup for commercial demolition, construction, nor remodeling debris. Household debris must be containerized to be eligible for pickup. The box or other disposable container must be no larger than 2′ x 2′ x 4′ and weigh no more than 50 pounds.

Place all bulk and bundled brush items at your front curb no later than 7:00 a.m. on your designated collection day.

Bulk Items – Acceptable

  • Toys and Yard Tools Tagged as “Bulk Item”
  • Furniture
  • Bundled Carpet in 4-Foot Lengths
  • Fence Panels No Larger than 4′ x 6′
  • Washing Machines, Dryers, Water Heaters (drained) and Kitchen Appliances
  • Refrigerators/Freezers (must be tagged certifying removal of refrigerant)

Bulk Items – Prohibited

  • Single Items Weighing More than 150 Pounds
  • Commercial Remodeling/Construction Debris
  • Household Hazardous Waste
  • Tires, Batteries, and Propane Tanks
  • Loose Household Debris (Debris must be placed in a box or other disposable container no larger than 2′ x 2′ x 4′ and weighing no more than 50 pounds.)

X-treme Green Event

CWD will host one X-treme Green Event per year in the City of Princeton.

An X-treme Green Event is a one-stop place to dispose of household hazardous waste, automotive tires, used electronics and household metal goods. Confidential document shredding is also available on site.

Commercial Services

CWD provides all Commercial Trash and Recycling Services in the City of Princeton.

Contact CWD’s representatives to change or set up new service at 972.392.9300, Option 2, or email us at customerservice@cwd.to.

The Princeton Commercial Brochure can be found here.

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Service Schedule

Trash is serviced weekly on assigned collection day.
Recycling is serviced every other week on your trash collection day.
Brush and Bulky Waste are serviced once a month, beginning on the Thursday that falls in the first full week of each month, according to this schedule:

Recycling, Bulk & Brush Schedule

Easily view the schedule here. Download it or print it for later reference.

Route Map

Brochure

The Princeton Residential Brochure is available to browse online or to download.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q     I could really use an extra recycling cart. Am I able to have an additional cart?
A     Absolutely! Additional recycling and/or trash carts are available from the City of Princeton Utility Billing Department. Please call 972.736.2711.

Q     How do I get my recycle cart replaced if it is damaged or has normal wear and tear? Does it cost anything?
A     Please call CWD at 972.392.9300, Option 2. There is no cost for a replacement unless the damage was caused by fire.

Q     How do I get a special pickup for extra items or non-compliant items?
A     Call CWD Customer Service at 972.392.9300, and request an estimate for a special pickup. Estimates are free.

Q     I thought my bulk pickup day was the first Thursday of the month, but my pile is still in front of my house and it’s Friday. Help!
A     The first bulk pickup each month is on the first Thursday that falls in the FIRST FULL WEEK of the month. Residents with trash service on Monday and Tuesday are serviced on this day. Please check the Service Schedule tab for additional information.

Q     I have paint, used electronics, and other household hazardous waste. How do I dispose of these things safely?
A     CWD will host one X-treme Green Event per year in the City of Princeton. During this event, residents are able to dispose of these items easily.