WHITE PLAINS – The Westchester County Department of Environmental Facilities will host a Home Recycling Day on Saturday, April 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at FDR State Park, 2957 Crompond Road, Route 202 in Yorktown. This will be the first of four such events planned this year to give residents across the county the opportunity to dispose of their household waste in a convenient and safe way.
In 2021, the county hosted four Home Recycling Days with more than 2,500 county residents bringing in over 160,000 pounds of household waste for disposal.
In addition to properly labeled household chemicals, tires, scrap metal, electronics, appliances, and other special wastes found in a typical household, residents can bring documents to shred and expired or unwanted medications to eliminate in the April 23 event.
Generally, the following items are accepted for safe disposal or recycling:
- Properly labeled household chemicals, such as:
- Household cleaning products
- Most automotive fluids (antifreeze, brake fluid, gasoline, but not engine oil)
- Flammable liquids (kerosene, butane, lighter fluid, turpentine)
- polishes and waxes for metal, jewelry and furniture; wood preservatives
- Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides, herbicides
- Photographic and swimming pool chemicals
- Batteries – vehicle only, rechargeable or coin cell
- Fluorescent bulbs and CFLs
- Fire extinguishers
- BBQ propane tanks (up to 20 lbs)
- Appliances containing mercury (thermometers and thermostats)
- Electronic waste (TVs, computer screens and towers)
- Expired or unwanted medications, both over-the-counter and prescription
- Personal documents to be shredded (limit of four (4) file size boxes per household)
Items that will not be accepted and should not be brought to Home Recycling Day include paint (both latex and oil-based), non-rechargeable alkaline and zinc-carbon batteries (these can be discarded safe disposal), engine oil, smoke detectors, cell phones, explosives (flares, fireworks, ammunition), construction debris and hypodermic needles. In addition, waste from businesses, schools or other institutions will not be accepted.
For more information on what to bring to this event, visit www.westchestergov.com/recycling or call (914) 813-5425.