Westchester residents will get an opportunity to recycle household waste at the first Household Recycling Day Event of 2022.
It will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 23 at FDR Park, 2957 Crompond Rd., Route 202, in Yorktown.
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 for shredding and expired or unwanted medications for disposal to the Yorktown 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 motor oil)
- Flammable liquids (kerosene, butane, lighter fluid, turpentine)
- Metal, jewelry and furniture polishes and waxes; wood preservatives
- Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides, herbicides
- Photographic and swimming pool chemicals
Batteries – only vehicle, rechargeable, or button cell
Fluorescent light bulbs & CFLs
Barbecue propane tanks (up to 20 pounds)
Mercury containing devices (thermometers and thermostats)
Electronic waste (TVs, computer monitors and towers)
Expired or unwanted medications, both OTC and prescription
Personal documents for shredding (limit of four file-size boxes per household)
Items that will not be accepted and should not be brought to the Household Recycling Day include paint (both latex and oil), non-rechargeable alkaline and carbon zinc batteries (they can be safely discarded in the trash), motor oil, smoke detectors, cell phones, explosives (flares, fireworks, ammunition), construction debris and hypodermic needles. Also, waste from businesses, schools or other institutions will not be accepted.
For more information on what to bring to this event, go here or call 914-813-5425.
If you are unable to attend the Yorktown event, you can still dispose of your hard-to-get-rid-of household waste by making an appointment for the county’s Household-Material Recycling Facility (H-MRF), 15 Woods Road, Valhalla. The H-MRF is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. by appointment, and accepts the same items that are accepted at the HRD events. For more information about the H-MRF or to make an appointment, visit go to this website or call 914-813-5425.