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Westchester County’s Department of Environmental Facilities (DEF) will be conducting a Household Recycling Day (HRD) Event on Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sprain Ridge Park, 149 Jackson Avenue, Yonkers. The upcoming HRD event in Yonkers will be the second HRD event of 2024, and gives residents across the County an opportunity to conveniently and safely dispose of household waste.


In addition to properly labelled 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 HRD event. Residents should place items in their trunk or backseat and remain in their vehicles while staff unload vehicles in the drop-off area.


Generally, the following items are accepted for safe disposal or recycling:


·           Properly labelled household chemicals, such as:

o   Household cleaning products

o   Most automotive fluids (antifreeze, brake fluid, gasoline, but not motor oil)

o   Flammable liquids (kerosene, butane, lighter fluid, turpentine)

o   Metal, jewelry, and furniture polishes and waxes; wood preservatives

o   Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides, herbicides

o   Photographic and swimming pool chemicals

·           Batteries – only vehicle, rechargeable, or button cell batteries

·           Textiles – footwear, clothing, linens, leather, small area rugs and handbags

·           Latex and oil-based paint with labels visible, wood stains

·           Fluorescent light bulbs & CFLs

·           Fire extinguishers

·           BBQ propane tanks (up to 20 lbs.)

·           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)

·           Tires with or without rims, up to four


Items that will not be accepted and should not be brought to the Household Recycling Day include 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, visit www.westchestergov.com/recycling or call (914) 813-5425.


To avoid waiting in line, you can dispose of your hard-to-get-rid-of household waste by making a convenient 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 https://environment.westchestergov.com/facilities/h-mrf or call (914) 813-5425.


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