Recyclopedia By Category

RECYCLOPEDIA - The Three Rs of Recycling 

 
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), approximately 75% of the trash Americans throw away each week is recyclable. Yet only 25% is actually recycled. Simple steps can help our home, our families and the environment. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Small recycling efforts make a significant impact.
 
Recycling is more than just filling the red and blue bins every week. There are many questions you can ask yourself from the time of purchase onward. What is it made of? Is the packaging recyclable? How long will it last? What will I do with it once I am done with it? Does it have any life left? Getting into the habit of thinking this way will help you make “reduce” and “reuse” part of the recycling process.
 
Just as important as recycling is to keep your recyclables free of contamination. For example, plastic bags can be recycled, but not curbside. If they are added to your recycling bins, they can clog up the machinery in the transfer station. As another example, greasy pizza boxes should be discarded rather than added to your paper and cardboard bin. The goal is to recycle right, and the information you need can be found in this Recyclopedia.
 
If you cannot find an item in our database, see a mistake, or have other solutions, please email us with your suggestions, corrections and updates. Thank you!
 
 
Categories

 

Aerosol Cans

Reduce/Reuse

Please recycle.

Recycle

If empty and clean, recycle in the mixed recycling bin. Recycle the plastic top as well.

Disposal

If can is not empty, it must be treated as hazardous waste.  Westchester County's Household Material Recovery Facility (H-MRF) is located on the Grasslands Campus at 15 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY.  Schedule a drop-off time here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/h-mrf-reservation

The County periodically holds a Household Recycling Day on a weekend at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights.  Most of the materials accepted at the H-MRF are also accepted on these days. More information here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/news/2583-household-material-reco...

Aluminum, Cans

Reduce/Reuse

This item should be recycled.

Recycle

Recycle in the mixed bin. Must be empty and clean.

Disposal

This item should be recycled.

Aluminum, Foil and Plates

Reduce/Reuse

Recycle

Clean and place in mixed recycling bin.

Disposal

Please recycle unless you are unable to clean it.

Antennas, TV

Reuse

Currently there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

This is scrap metal and can be recycled curbside by scheduling a Wednesday special pickup.  Make an appointment for pickup here:
https://croton.seamlessdocs.com/f/metalpickup

Disposal

This item should be recycled.

Antifreeze

This material is hazardous waste and must be disposed of properly. This item cannot be placed with your waste for pickup.

Reuse

 

Recycle

Currently there is no recycling option for this item.

Disposal

Westchester County's Household Material Recovery Facility (H-MRF) is located on the Grasslands Campus at 15 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY.  Schedule a drop-off time here:

https://environment.westchestergov.com/h-mrf-reservation

The County periodically holds a Household Recycling Day on a weekend at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights.  Most of the materials accepted at the H-MRF are also accepted on these days. More information here:

 https://environment.westchestergov.com/news/2583-household-material-reco...

Audio Cassettes

Reuse

Barter, sell or donate.

Recycle

Greendisk- (800) 305-3475 
Greendisk takes all forms of electronic media and their cases. They call it technotrash. The technotrash is cleaned, degaussed, erased and otherwise cleansed of any information. Greendisk reuses what it can and resells it, or recycles what cannot be reused. For a full menu of services, technotrash they accept, and fees, go to the website. https://www.greendisk.com/gdsite/default.aspx

 

Disposal

May be placed with trash.

Auto Parts

Reuse

Please recycle when possible.

Recycle

Smaller, clean, single material parts are scrap metal and can be recycled curbside by scheduling a Wednesday special pickup.  Make an appointment for pickup here:

https://croton.seamlessdocs.com/f/metalpickup

Disposal

Soiled or oily items are waste and must be picked up by a private hauler.

Automobile (car) - Donate Old and Used

Reuse

The Salvation Army accepts cars and boats as donations. A pickup can be scheduled by calling (800) 958-7825.

Recycle

 

Disposal

 

Bags, Plastic

Reduce/Reuse

Reuse in waste baskets, if clean.

You can reduce the need for plastic bags by carrying reusable ones.

Recycle

Recycle all bags (even if they do not have numbers). All supermarkets, CVS, Target, and some other stores will accept plastic bags for recycling.  (The preferred method is to place all recyclable plastic bags into one bag, and tie it at the top to keep all the bags inside.)  ShopRite has a collection bin out front.

Examples of plastic bags that can be recycled at these drop-off centers include bags for: Retail, carryout, produce, newspaper, bread, dry cleaning bags, zip-top food storage bags (clean and dry.)  Also product wrap on cases of bottles, paper towels, napkins, bathroom tissue, diapers, sanitary products, etc.

Any plastic film packaging or bag that has the How2Recycle Label shown at right

Disposal

Please recycle unless soiled.

Basketball Hoops

Reuse

Donate if in fair condition.

Freecycle has a White Plains group: https://groups.freecycle.org/group/WhitePlainsNY/posts/all

Recycle

The village picks up scrap metal recycling on Wednesdays by appointment.  Make an appointment here: https://croton.seamlessdocs.com/f/metalpickup

Disposal

This item should be recycled.

Bathtubs

Reuse

 

 

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

This is considered construction/demolition debris and must be disposed of by your contractor.

Batteries, flashlight

These batteries are also typically used in toys, radios, remote controls, and flashlights. They are the AAA, AA, C, D, 9-volt, long life C and D cells.

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

Non-rechargeable household batteries are not considered hazardous and may be put in with your trash.

Battery, Auto or Car

This material is hazardous waste and must be disposed of properly. This item cannot be placed with your waste for pickup.

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item

Recycle

Your garage or dealer should accept it. Or, go to autozone.com for the nearest AutoZone store.

Disposal

This material is hazardous waste and cannot be placed with trash.  Hazardous waste is accepted at Westchester County's Household Material Recovery Facility (H-MRF) located on the Grasslands Campus at 15 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY.  Schedule a drop-off time here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/h-mrf-reservation

The County periodically holds a Household Recycling Day on a weekend at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights.  Most of the materials accepted at the H-MRF are also accepted on these days. More information here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/news/2583-household-material-reco...

Battery, Button Cell

Button cell batteries are most typically found in cameras, hearing aid devices and wristwatches. They are small, thin, and round.

This material is hazardous waste and must be disposed of properly. This item cannot be placed with your waste for pickup.

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

These batteries contain hazardous materials.  They are accepted at Westchester County's Household Materials Recovery Facility. H-MRF is located on the Grasslands Campus: 15 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY.  Schedule a drop-off time here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/h-mrf-reservation

The County periodically holds a Household Recycling Day on a weekend at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights.  Most of the materials accepted at the H-MRF are also accepted on these days. More information here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/news/2583-household-material-reco...

Disposal

You may bring button cell batteries to one of the following stores where they will be disposed of properly: Home Depot, Staples, or CVS.  Do not put these batteries in the trash.

Battery, Non-Rechargeable (Alkaline)

These batteries are typically used in toys, radios, remote controls, and flashlights. They are the AAA, AA, C, D, 9-volt, long life C, and long life D cells.

Reduce/Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

These batteries do not contain hazardous chemicals and should be disposed of in the regular trash.   (Rechargeable batteries and button batteries are considered hazardous waste and must be disposed of differently.)

Battery, Rechargeable

Rechargeable batteries are commonly found in cordless power tools, cell phones, video cameras, laptop computers, digital cameras, radio-controlled toys, and portable computers. Types include nickel cadmium (Ni-Cd), nickel metal hydride (Ni-MH), lithium ion (Li-ion), and small sealed lead acid.

This material is hazardous waste and must be disposed of properly. This item cannot be placed with your waste for pickup.

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Rechargeable batteries can be recycled at Westchester County's Household Materials Recovery Facility. H-MRF is located on the Grasslands Campus: 15 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY.  Schedule a drop-off time here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/h-mrf-reservation

The County periodically holds a Household Recycling Day on a weekend at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights.  Most of the materials accepted at the H-MRF are also accepted on these days. More information here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/news/2583-household-material-reco...

Alternatively, you may bring rechargeable batteries to the following locations, where they will be disposed of properly: Home Depot, Staples, or CVS.
 

Disposal

Most consumer products using rechargeable batteries have been designed to allow easy battery removal for proper disposal and recycling. If the battery cannot be removed, the entire product may be brought to the H-MRF (see "Recycle")

Bedding, Sheets, and Towels

Reuse

If in useable, good condition, consider donating:

Love in Action in Yorktown Heights

https://yorktownloveinaction.com/

Goodwill

https://www.goodwill.org/

Big Brothers Big Sisters: Schedule a pickup (877) 399-2570, or put in donation bin located in Cortlandt Manor

If not suitable for human use, consider donating to Adopt-a-Dog in Armonk, NY. Please call first.

https://adopt-a-dog.org/

 

Recycle

Textiles can now be dropped off at Westchester County's Household Materials Recovery Facility (H-MRF) located on the Grasslands Campus, 15 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY.  They will either be donated or recycled depending on their condition. Schedule a drop-off time here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/h-mrf-reservation

Disposal

These can be disposed of as waste, but the reuse and recycle options above will keep them out of a landfill or incinerator.

Belts, leather/plastic

Reuse

Belts in good condition can be donated to:

Love in Action in Yorktown
https://yorktownloveinaction.com/


Goodwill
https://www.goodwill.org/

Recycle

Currently there is no recycle option for this item.

Disposal

This item is trash and can be placed curbside, but the options listed under "reuse" will prevent it being sent to a landfill or incinerator.

Bicycles

Reuse

If in working condition, you could try selling it through Craig's List, or consider posting for free on Freecycle.org. Bike enthusiasts may be interested in Recycle-A-Bicycle, which accepts adult and children's bikes.

Donate your used bicycles to Danny's cycles in Scarsdale. Danny's accepts adult and children's bikes, but there is a greater need for adult bikes.

dannyscycles.com

 

Recycle

If unusable, remove non-metal parts and recycle curbside by scheduling a Wednesday special pickup.  Make an appointment for pickup here:

https://croton.seamlessdocs.com/f/metalpickup

Disposal

Should be reused or recycled.

Binders, 3-Ring

Reduce/Reuse

If lightly used you can donate to Good Will or Love in Action.

Recycle

Binders must be dissected in order to be recycled. Cut off the metal 3-ring mechanism and place in comingled bin. Extract the cardboard and vinyl from the front and back covers.  Vinyl goes in the comingled bin and cardboard in the paper and cardboard bin.

Disposal

Should be recycled. If you cannot take the binder apart, the entire item may be placed with waste.

Books, Hardcover

Reduce/Reuse

If your books are in good condition, there are several options to consider.

The Croton Free Library accepts donations for its yearly book sale.  There is a donation bin at the bottom of the library parking lot. No textbooks please.  Collection has been suspended during the pandemic but should resume once the library reopens fully.

Goodwill accepts donations of books.
https://www.goodwill.org/

Better World Books - Sell or recycle. Will pay for shipping. You must get the books to UPS. Check site for details.

Green Textbooks - Accepts textbooks up to 20 years old. Check site for details.

Stuffed Animals for Emergencies (SAFE) - This not-for-profit accepts children's books, stuffed animals, toys, and baby blankets that are clean and in good condition. SAFE delivers them to children in emergency situations or donates them to other children's organizations, military organizations, libraries and nursing homes. This is a mail-in program.

Recycle

The book can be disassembled and the pages recycled in the paper and cardboard bin.

Disposal

The covers, bindings, spine, and glue remnants are waste and cannot be recycled.

Books, Softcover

Reduce/Reuse

If your books are in good condition, the Croton Harmon Free Library accepts donations for its yearly book sale.  There is a bin for books at the bottom of the library's parking lot.  Collection has been suspended during the pandemic but should resume once the library reopens fully.

Recycle

Place in paper and cardboard bin.

Disposal

Please reuse or recycle.

Bottles, Glass (Clear, Colored, Beer, Wine, Soda)

Reduce/Reuse

 

Recycle

Place in mixed recycling bin. Must be empty and clean. Metal cap can also be recycled.

Disposal

Please recycle.

Bottles, Plastic (Clear, Colored, Opaque, Water, Salad Dressing, Soda, Juice, Shampoo)

Reduce/Reuse

 

Recycle

All plastics #1-7 can be put in mixed recycling bin. Must be clean and empty. Plastic tops can also be recycled.

Disposal

Please recycle.

Bottles, salad dressing

Reduce/Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

You can recycle plastics numbered #1-7. Place in the mixed recycling bin. Must be clean and empty. Plastic tops can also be recycled.

Disposal

Please recycle.

Boxes, Corrugated Cardboard

 

Reduce/Reuse

Some gardeners use flattened cardboard boxes for mulch, with wood chips or shredded bark on top of them.  They make an excellent weed barrier for a whole season, much better than the wood chips or bark alone.  With the tape and stickers removed, the rest will gradually decompose. 

Recycle

Place curbside on your recycling day.  Empty them of plastic packing materials first. Smaller boxes can be put inside one another.  Big boxes should be flattened and stacked, or bundled with twine.  Plastic packing materials must be disposed of or recycled separately.

Disposal

Please recycle. 

Boxes, Paperboard

Reduce/Reuse

Please recycle.

Recycle

Place in paper and cardboard recycling bin. Plastic windows on the box are OK.

Examples:

  • Food Boxes: Cereal, pasta, snacks, pet food, crackers, Jello, etc.
  • Non-Food Boxes: Tissue, shoe, toy, gift.

Remove tape and Styrofoam.

Disposal

Please recycle.

Brita Water Filters

Reuse

 

Recycle

Brita water filters are #5 plastic. You may recycle.

Disposal

Please recycle.

Bubble Wrap

Reduce/Reuse

Bubble wrap can be saved for reuse in personal shipping protection.

Recycle

Bubble wrap is accepted by the ShopRite bin for plastic bag and other plastic film recycling.

Disposal

Please recycle if possible.

Cables (Computer Peripherals)

Reduce/Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item

Recycle

This is e-waste. Schedule a Wednesday curbside pick-up here: https://croton.seamlessdocs.com/f/metalpickup

Alternatively, you can bring all e-waste to Radio Shack, Staples, or any location that sells computer equipment. Call first to be certain they will accept this material.

Disposal

Please recycle.

Cake and Brownie Boxes

Reuse

Please recycle.

Recycle

Non-corrugated cardboard can be put in the paper and cardboard recycling bin. 

Disposal

Please recycle.

Candy Wrappers

Reduce/Reuse

 

Recycle

Currently this item cannot be recycled.

Disposal

Place with waste.

Capri-Sun and Other Brand Juice Pouches

Reduce/Reuse

 

Recycle

There is currently no recycling option for this item.

Disposal

Place in trash.

Caps, Bottle (Plastic, Metal)

Reuse

Please recycle.

Recycle

Recycle in the mixed bin.

Disposal

Please recycle.

Cardboard, Corrugated

Reduce/Reuse

Please recycle.

Recycle

Remove packing material from boxes and dispose of it separately. Collapse cardboard and place inside another box, or tie
in bundles. Place curbside on recycling day.

Disposal

Please recycle.

Cardboard, Foil-Lined

Reduce/Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

Place in trash.

Cardboard, Soda and Beer Packaging

Reduce/Reuse

 

Recycle

Flatten and put in paper / cardboard recycling bin.

Disposal

Please recycle.

Carpets, Rugs, and Padding

Reduce/Reuse

If rugs are small, animal shelters may accept them, but call first. SPCA of Westchester: (914) 603-7132

If in good condition, offer on Freecycle

https://groups.freecycle.org/group/WhitePlainsNY/posts/all

or donate on Greendrop

https://www.gogreendrop.com/acceptable-items

Recycle

There is currently no recycling option available for this item.

Disposal

If your item is not appropriate for reuse, place with waste. Carpets/rugs/padding can be picked up on trash days.

 

Catalogs

Reduce/Reuse

Please recycle.

Recycle

Put in recycling bin with paper and cardboard.

Disposal

This item should be recycled.

CD's and CD Cases

Reuse

Barter, sell or donate.

You may also donate to the Croton Free Library's annual book and CD sale.  Collection bins are found at the base of the library parking lot.

Recycle

CD cases can be recycled in the mixed recycling bin. CDs cannot.

Greendisk is a company that specializes in recycling electronic waste, including CDs.  This is a mail-in program. https://www.greendisk.com/gdsite/default.aspx

 

Disposal

Can be disposed of as trash, but the options listed under "reuse" and "recycle" will avoid having them go to a landfill or incinerator.

Cell Phones

This item contains electronic waste and must be disposed of properly. It cannot be placed with your waste for pickup.

It's a good idea to remove personal information before you dispose of your cell phone. Permanent data deletion usually requires several steps. Remove the memory or subscriber identity module (SIM) card from the phone. That's an important first step in deleting information, but you likely will need to do more to erase all the sensitive data on your device. Go to the FTC's website for more information on how to remove your personal information.

Reduce/Reuse

AT&T sponsors Cell Phones For Soldiers, a nonprofit organization that uses funds from recycled cell phones to buy prepaid phone cards for active duty military personnel. You can drop off your used phone at any AT&T wireless store, or at the Yorktown town clerk's office, 363 Underhill Ave in Yorktown, (914) 962-5722, call first.

 

Recycle

Cell phones can be returned to the place of purchase.

You can also drop off old cell phones to Home Depot, Best Buy, or Target, or go to this website to find additional recycling locations nearby:

https://www.call2recycle.org/locator/

Cell phones are e-waste. You can bring them to the Westchester County Household Materials Recovery Facility. H-MRF is located on the Grasslands Campus: 15 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY.  Schedule a drop-off time here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/h-mrf-reservation

The County periodically holds a Household Recycling Day on a weekend at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights.  Most of the materials accepted at the H-MRF are also accepted on these days. More information here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/news/2583-household-material-reco...

 

Disposal

Cell phones contain batteries that cannot be put into your waste for pickup. Additionally, many cell phones contain heavy metals which can contaminate the environment. Please use one of the Reuse or Recycle options.

Cellophane

Reduce/Reuse

Recycle

Currently there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

Place with waste.

Ceramics

 

Reuse

If in good condition, sell or consider donating to a local thrift shop.

Recycle

Currently there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

If the item is broken, place with waste.

This item may be considered waste and placed for pickup, but reuse options will avoid it being discarded into a landfill.

Cereal Boxes

Reuse/Reuse

Please recycle.

Recycle

These boxes are placed in the paper and cardboard recycling bin.  Plastic windows on the box are OK.

Other Examples of food containers that can be recycled with paper and cardboard:

Pasta boxes, Pet Food bags, Cracker boxes, Jello boxes, Frozen Food boxes, Egg Cartons

Disposal

Please recycle.

Chain Link Fences

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item

Recycle

This is scrap metal. Scrap metal can be recycled curbside by scheduling a Wednesday special pickup.  Make an appointment for pickup here:

https://croton.seamlessdocs.com/f/metalpickup

Disposal

Please recycle.

Chains

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

This is scrap metal and can be recycled curbside by scheduling a Wednesday special pickup.  Make an appointment for pickup here:

https://croton.seamlessdocs.com/f/metalpickup

Disposal

Please recycle.

Charcoal Lighter Fluid

This material is hazardous waste and must be disposed of properly. This item cannot be placed with your waste for pickup.

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

 

If empty and clean, the metal or plastic container can be recycled. Rinse and leave the top off.

Recycle plastics #1-7 in mixed recycling bin.

Recycle metal curbside by scheduling a Wednesday special pickup.  Make an appointment for pickup here:

https://croton.seamlessdocs.com/f/metalpickup

 

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Disposal

Do not put lighter fluid in the trash or down the drain. It is hazardous waste and can be disposed of at Westchester County's Hazardous Materials Recovery Facility. H-MRF is located on the Grasslands Campus: 15 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY.  Schedule a drop-off time here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/h-mrf-reservation

The County periodically holds a Household Recycling Day on a weekend at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights.  Most of the materials accepted at the H-MRF are also accepted on these days. More information here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/news/2583-household-material-reco...

 

Christmas Tree Lights

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

E-waste can be recycled curbside by scheduling a Wednesday special pickup.  Make an appointment for pickup here:

https://croton.seamlessdocs.com/f/metalpickup

Holiday LEDS is a for-profit company that will accept your holiday lights for recycling. They will also send you a coupon for a discount towards purchasing new holiday lights from their website. Click here to visit the website for details.

Christmas Light Source is a for-profit company that partners with a local recycler to dispose of old and broken Christmas lights. Proceeds from the recycling are used to buy books to be donated to the Marine Toys for Tots drive. Click here to visit the website for details.

Disposal

These are considered electronic waste and should be recycled.  See "recycling" for instructions.

Christmas Trees

Reuse

There is currently no reuse option for this item.

Recycle

There is currently no recycle option for this item.

Disposal

Holiday trees, untrimmed and unbagged, will be collected curbside during the month of January.

Cigarette Packs

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Remove the inner foil and place with paper and cardboard for recycling.

Disposal

Please recycle.

Clothes hangers, metal

Reduce/Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Can be recycled as scrap metal. Or bring wire clothes hangers back to your local dry cleaner. They should be in good condition.

Scrap metal can be recycled curbside by scheduling a Wednesday special pickup.  Make an appointment for pickup here:
https://croton.seamlessdocs.com/f/metalpickup

Disposal

Please recycle.

Clothes hangers, plastic

Reduce/Reuse

At checkout, decline hangers if you do not need more of them.  

Donate to a thrift shop.

Recycle

There is currently no recycle option for this item.

Disposal

Place with waste.

Clothes hangers, vinyl-coated

Reduce/Reuse

If hangers are in good condition, donate them to a dry cleaner or thrift store.

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

This item can be disposed of in the trash.

Clothes, Damaged (Not Reusable)

Reduce/Reuse

If you have enough rags, see "Recycle."

Recycle

Goodwill will accept clothes for recycling. The clothing gets shredded and delivered in bulk to foreign countries for repurposing.  For drop off sites, go to the Goodwill website.

Greentree Textiles recycles fabric.  They can be found at the Ossining Farmers market every Saturday:

https://www.greentreetextiles.org/donate/

All kinds of clothing can be dropped off at Westchester County's Household Materials Recovery Facility, which will ensure they will be reused or recycled. H-MRF is located on the Grasslands Campus: 15 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY.  Schedule a drop-off time here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/h-mrf-reservation

 

Disposal

This item may be considered waste and placed for pickup, but the other disposal options outlined will avoid it being discarded into a landfill or incinerated.

Clothes, Good Condition (Suitable for Donation)

Reduce/Reuse

Sell, hand down, or donate. The following organizations accept clothes:

Recycle

Fabric is now accepted, and sent out either for reuse or recycling, by Westchester County's Household Materials Recovery Facility. H-MRF is located on the Grasslands Campus: 15 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY.  Schedule a drop-off time here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/h-mrf-reservation
 

Disposal

This item may be put out as waste, but the "reuse" and "recycle" options will avoid sending it to a landfill or incinerator.

Compact Fluorescent Bulbs (CFLs)

Fluorescent light bulbs contain mercury which is hazardous and must be disposed of properly. They cannot be placed with your waste for pickup.

Reuse

 

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycling option available for this item.

Disposal

Do not dispose of in the trash.

CFLs are accepted at Home Depot.

Both CFLs and fluorescent tubes can be disposed of at Westchester County's Household Material Recovery Facility (H-MRF)  located on the Grasslands Campus at 15 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY.  Schedule a drop-off time here:

https://environment.westchestergov.com/h-mrf-reservation

The County periodically holds a Household Recycling Day on a weekend at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights.  Most of the materials accepted at the H-MRF are also accepted on these days. More information here:

 https://environment.westchestergov.com/news/2583-household-material-reco...

Computer Equipment

This is e-waste and contains hazardous materials which must be disposed of properly. This item cannot be placed with your waste for pickup.

Reduce/Reuse

If your equipment is in working condition, National Cristina Foundation accepts computer equipment for donation to organizations serving the disadvantaged. Click here to visit their website.

Phone: (203) 863-9100
Fax: (203) 863-9230

Recycle

E-waste can be recycled curbside by scheduling a Wednesday special pickup.  Make an appointment for pickup here:

https://croton.seamlessdocs.com/f/metalpickup

Alternatively, you can bring all e-waste to Staples, Radio Shack, Best Buy, or any location that sells computer equipment. Call first to be certain they will accept this material, or if there are any restrictions.

Disposal

Computers contain hazardous waste and cannot be disposed of in your trash. Please recycle.

Computers

This is e-waste and contains hazardous materials which must be disposed of properly. This item cannot be placed with your waste for pickup.

Reuse

If your equipment is in working condition, National Cristina Foundation accepts computer equipment for donation to organizations serving the disadvantaged. Click here to visit their website.

Phone: (203) 863-9100
Fax: (203) 863-9230

Recycle

Electronic waste can be recycled curbside by scheduling a Wednesday special pickup.  Make an appointment for pickup here:

https://croton.seamlessdocs.com/f/metalpickup

Disposal

Please recycle.

Concrete Blocks

This item is construction materials and must be disposed of properly. This item cannot be placed with your waste for pickup.

Reuse

If in good condition, consider selling on Craigslist or donating via Freecycle.

Freecycle

https://groups.freecycle.org/group/WhitePlainsNY/posts/all

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

This item cannot be placed with trash for disposal. Request that your contractor properly dispose of old or unwanted construction materials.

Construction Debris

Reduce/Reuse

Contact Synergis for information on best methods for reducing or recycling construction materials. See "recycle."
 

Recycle

Many construction materials can be recycled or reused. Ask your contractor to evaluate or investigate options. Organizations may want to contact Synergis, a Zero Waste Group.

Disposal

Arrange proper disposal with your contractor.  Most construction debris cannot be put out with your regular trash or recycling.

Cooking Oil

Reuse

Currently, there is no local reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycling option available for this item.

Disposal

Place with waste.  If liquid, absorb with kitty litter first.  Do not put large quantities of cooking oil down the drain, even when mixed with hot water.  Drains are not made to handle grease.  And oil pollutes local waterways.

Copy Machines

This is e-waste and contains hazardous materials which must be disposed of properly. This item cannot be placed with your waste for pickup.

Reuse

If your equipment is in working condition, National Cristina Foundation facilitates donation of computer equipment to organizations serving the disadvantaged. Click here to visit their website.
 

Recycle

Electronic waste can be recycled curbside by scheduling a Wednesday special pickup.  Make an appointment for pickup here:

https://croton.seamlessdocs.com/f/metalpickup

Disposal

Please recycle.

Cords, Electrical

Electrical cords are usually lined with copper to conduct the electricity, which is one of the most valuable metals you can recycle.

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

You can recycle metal and electronic waste curbside by scheduling a Wednesday special pickup.  Make an appointment for pickup here:

https://croton.seamlessdocs.com/f/metalpickup

Many scrap metal recyclers will accept cords and remove the plastic insulation. Best Buy accepts electronic cables, as do many Goodwill stores for recycling through a partnership with Dell.

Disposal

Please recycle.

Corks

Cork is a biodegradable, recyclable material that doesn't need to be disposed of in a landfill.

Reuse

Cork is a natural tree product that can be ground up and used as mulch for your houseplants to help them retain moisture.

Cork can also be composted.

Recycle

ReCork is a national organization that recycles cork into products such as shoe soles.

corkhttps://recork.com/us/

The following local businesses are drop-off locations for ReCork:

Grape Expectations, 92 N. Broadway,
Tarrytown, NY, 10591
914-332-0294

Best Wine Purveyors,210 Marble Avenue
Pleasantville, NY, 10570
914-579-2280

Call to confirm drop-off hours.

Disposal

Please reuse or recycle to avoid it being discarded into a landfill.

Corrugated Cardboard

Reuse

Cardboard can be used to keep weeds down in gardens.  A top dressing of wood chips will cover it from sight and keep it in place.  The combination of cardboard and wood chips is called "sheet mulching" and makes an effective, biodegradable weed block that lasts a full year.

Recycle

Collapse cardboard and place inside another box or tie in bundles.  Place curbside on your recycling day.

Disposal

Please recycle.

Crayons

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Crazy Crayons has started the National Crayon Recycle Program, turning old and broken crayons into new crayons. This is a mail in program. See their website for details, or call (952) 847-0455.
 

Disposal

This item may be considered waste and placed for pickup, but the other disposal option outlined under "Recycle" will avoid it being discarded into a landfill or incinerator.

Crocs

Reduce/Reuse

Many Crocs distributors accept gently used Crocs back for donation. The Crocs website will direct you to locations that accept donations. Crocs forwards the shoes on to Soles4Souls.

You can donate your Crocs directly to Soles4Souls which collects shoes and distributes them to people in need all over the US and the world.  There is a drop-off site at Designer Shoe Warehouse in Cortlandt Town Center, 3091 E. Main Street, Mohegan Lake.  Bring shoes up to the cashier in the store to donate. (Phone: 914-529-7001)  The East Coast mail-in center is located at c/o ADS Logistics, LP, 23 Mack Drive, Edison, N.J. 08817.

 

Recycle

There is currently no recycle option for this item.

Disposal

This item may be considered waste and placed for pickup.

Crutches and other medical equipment

Orthotics, crutches, splints, canes, wheelchairs, and braces.

Reuse

AFYA FOUNDATION

https://afyafoundation.org/get-involved/donate-supplies/

Donations of medical supplies are an integral part of Afya's work and are sought after and welcomed. Local donation drop off location is:

140 Saw Mill River Road
Yonkers, NY 10701
914-920-5081

Alternatively, donate to Good Will or Freecycle.org.

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

This item may be considered waste and placed for pickup, but the other disposal options outlined under "Reuse" will avoid it being discarded into a landfill or incinerated.

Crystal

Reuse

If in good condition consider donating to a local thrift shop like

Love in Action https://yorktownloveinaction.com/

or Good Will https://www.goodwill.org/

 

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

If broken, this item must be placed with waste.

If in good condition, please consider other disposal options outlined under "Reuse" to avoid it being discarded into a landfill.

Cups, Expanded Polystyrene (Known As Styrofoam, a Dow Product)

Some haulers pick up polystyrene but it does not get recycled.

Reduce/Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item, which is a good reason to reduce the number used.

Disposal

Place with trash.

Cups, Paper and Cardboard

Reduce/Reuse

 

Recycle

Recycle all clean cups in paper bin. Rinse as required.

If waxed they cannot be recycled.

Disposal

Please dispose of as trash if they cannot be cleaned, or if they are waxed. 

Cups, Plastic

Much plastic ware, including cups, can be recycled.

Reduce/Reuse

Some plastic cups can be washed and reused.

Recycle

You can recycle numbered (#1-7) plastic. All must be rinsed and placed in the mixed recycling bin.

Disposal

If not numbered (#1-7), place with waste.

Dehumidifiers

Dehumidifiers contain Freon. This item contains hazardous waste and must be disposed of properly. It cannot be placed with your waste for pickup.

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

 

Disposal

Hazardous waste is accepted at Westchester County's Household Material Recovery Facility (H-MRF) located on the Grasslands Campus at 15 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY.  Schedule a drop-off time here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/h-mrf-reservation

The County periodically holds a Household Recycling Day on a weekend at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights.  Most of the materials accepted at the H-MRF are also accepted on these days. More information here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/news/2583-household-material-reco...

                      

Detergent Boxes

Reduce/Reuse

 

Recycle

Empty boxes can be placed in the paper and cardboard recycling bin.

Disposal

Please recycle.

Diapers, Disposable

Reuse

 

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

Place with waste. This item is not accepted for recycling. Diapers are designed not to break down when wet, and for the same reason do not break down in the recycling process.

Dishes

Dishes cannot be recycled with glass.

Reuse

Sell, barter, or donate:

Recycle

There is currently no recycling option for ceramics.

Disposal

If broken, place with waste.

This item may be considered waste and placed for pickup, but the other disposal options outlined under "Reuse" will avoid it being discarded into a landfill.

Dishwashers

Reuse

 

 

Recycle

Scrap metal can be recycled curbside by scheduling a Wednesday special pickup.  Make an appointment for pickup here:
https://croton.seamlessdocs.com/f/metalpickup

 

Disposal

If you are replacing an old appliance with a new one, frequently the retailer will pick up the old appliance as part of the delivery and installation of the new one.

 

Disinfectants

This material is hazardous waste and must be disposed of properly. It cannot be placed with your waste for pickup.

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

This material is hazardous waste and must be disposed of properly.  Hazardous waste is accepted at Westchester County's Household Material Recovery Facility (H-MRF) located on the Grasslands Campus at 15 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY.  Schedule a drop-off time here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/h-mrf-reservation

The County periodically holds a Household Recycling Day on a weekend at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights.  Most of the materials accepted at the H-MRF are also accepted on these days. More information here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/news/2583-household-material-reco...

Dog / Cat Food Bags

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycling option for this item.

Disposal

Place with waste.

Drain Clog Dissolvers

This material is hazardous waste and must be disposed of properly. This item cannot be placed with your waste for pickup.

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

This item is hazardous waste and cannot be disposed of in the trash.

Hazardous waste can be brought to Westchester County's Household Material Recovery Facility (H-MRF) located on the Grasslands Campus at 15 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY.  Schedule a drop-off time here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/h-mrf-reservation

The County periodically holds a Household Recycling Day on a weekend at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights.  Most of the materials accepted at the H-MRF are also accepted on these days. More information here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/news/2583-household-material-reco...

                              

 

Driveway Sealer

This material is hazardous waste and must be disposed of properly. This item cannot be placed with your waste for pickup.

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

This material is hazardous waste and can be disposed of at Westchester County's Household Materials Recovery Facility. H-MRF is located on the Grasslands Campus: 15 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY.  Schedule a drop-off time here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/h-mrf-reservation

The County periodically holds a Household Recycling Day on a weekend at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights.  Most of the materials accepted at the H-MRF are also accepted on these days. More information here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/news/2583-household-material-reco...

Dry Cleaning Bags, Plastic

Reduce/Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.  Many dry cleaners will provide re-useable bags on request.

Recycle

Dry cleaning bags cannot be recycled with your commingled recycling. These bags can be recycled if clean and dry at the plastic bag recycling container at CVS or ShopRite. New York State law requires these stores to have recycling containers for plastic bags.

Many dry cleaners will accept their bags for recycling. Ask your dry cleaner for details.

 

Disposal

Please recycle.

Dryers (Clothes)

Reuse

If in good condition, please consider donating:

Green Demolitions - (888) 887-5211, Green Demolitions accepts kitchens, appliances (less than 5 years old), bathrooms, home décor, architectural artifacts, building materials, art, and more. Go to website for more information.
 

Recycle

If not usable, this is scrap metal and can be recycled curbside by scheduling a Wednesday special pickup.  Make an appointment for pickup here:

https://croton.seamlessdocs.com/f/metalpickup

Disposal

If you are replacing an old appliance with a new one, frequently the retailer will pick up the old appliance as part of the delivery and installation of the new one.

DVDs

Reuse

Sell, barter or donate:

  • Craigslist
  • eBay
  • Goodwill -
  • Croton Free Library's yearly book sale also includes CDs and DVDs in good condition.  There are donation bins at the bottom of the library parking lot.

Recycle

You may recycle the outer case of a DVD but not the DVD itself.

Disposal

This DVD may be considered waste and placed for pickup, but the other disposal options outlined under "Reuse" will avoid it being sent to a landfill or incinerator.

Egg Cartons that are made of Expanded Polystyrene (Known as Styrofoam, a Dow Product)

Reuse

 

Recycle

There is currently no recycling option available for this item.

Disposal

 

Egg Cartons, Cardboard

Reuse

If you will not be reusing your egg carton, please recycle.

Recycle

Put in the paper and cardboard recycling bin.  Or, tear apart and add to your compost bin.

Disposal

Please recycle.

Electric Blankets

Since this has a plug, treat as e-waste.

Reuse

If the item is gently used and in good condition, consider donating to  one of the organizations below:

Goodwill

Big Brothers, Big Sisters - Schedule a pickup online or call (877) 399-2570.

Yorktown Love in Action

https://yorktownloveinaction.com/

(914) 743-1314

 

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

Electronic waste can be recycled curbside by scheduling a Wednesday special pickup.  Make an appointment for pickup here:

https://croton.seamlessdocs.com/f/metalpickup

Electronic Waste (E-Waste)

Careful disposal of electronics (e-waste) is important because many electronic products contain hazardous components. Computer monitors and televisions can contain leaded glass. Materials such as beryllium, mercury, cadmium, nickel, zinc, silver, and gold can be found in printed circuit boards. Cadmium can also be found in batteries and mercury can be present in relays and switches. If it is not recovered for recycling, it may end up in a waste-to-energy facility, where much of our trash is incinerated.  Incineration of e-waste can produce dioxin and contribute to heavy metal contamination in the atmosphere.

Reduce/Reuse

 

Recycle

Electronic waste can be recycled curbside by scheduling a Wednesday special pickup.  Make an appointment for pickup here:

https://croton.seamlessdocs.com/f/metalpickup

Alternatively, you can bring e-waste to Radio Shack, Staples, Best Buy, or any location that sells computer equipment. Call first to be certain they will accept this material, or to be aware of any restrictions.

Disposal

Electronic waste must be disposed of properly.  It may not be placed in the trash.

Envelopes and Letters

Reduce/Reuse

 

Recycle

These can be placed in paper and cardboard recycling bin. Envelopes with plastic windows are OK to recycle.

Disposal

Please recycle.

Exercise Equipment

Treadmills, home gyms, ellipticals, stair climbers, rowers, stationary bikes, barbells

Reuse

If in good condition, consider selling or donating.

Recycle

Scrap metal can be recycled curbside by scheduling a Wednesday special pickup.  Make an appointment for pickup here:

https://croton.seamlessdocs.com/f/metalpickup

Disposal

Depending on what the equipment is, it may be placed at the curb for pickup on a regular trash day.  Please reuse or recycle if possible to avoid having it discarded into a landfill.

Expanded Polystyrene (Known as Styrofoam, a Dow Product) Peanuts

Styrofoam is a brand name (Dow trademark) for expanded polystyrene (EPS). When plastic is expanded, air is injected into the resin to create foam. This air can't be removed, so it's technically impossible to "recycle" Styrofoam (because you can't turn it back into regular polystyrene). But it can be shredded into flakes to make new EPS, which is essentially reusing it. Because it's usually cheaper to manufacturer new EPS from virgin plastic, the recycling market is limited. Dart is one of the largest US EPS "recyclers." Click here to visit their website.

Reduce/Reuse

 

Recycle

Expanded polystyrene peanuts and bubble wrap are accepted at UPS Stores for recycling. (This program was put on hold during the pandemic.)

Disposal

This item is waste and can be placed for pickup, but the other disposal options outlined under "Recycle" will avoid it being discarded into a landfill.

Expanded Polystyrene (Known as Styrofoam, a Dow Product), Packaging

Reduce/Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.  When you have a choice, please purchase items that are not packaged in Styrofoam.

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for packaging made of expanded polystyrene (known as Styrofoam, a Dow product.)

The exception is expanded polystyrene peanuts which are accepted at UPS Stores for recycling.

Disposal

Styrofoam trays and packaging are not accepted yet for recycling. Even though many expanded polystyrene products now have recycling numbers (#6) on them, they cannot be recycled. Place these items with waste for pickup.

When you have a choice, please purchase items that are not packaged in Styrofoam.

Eyeglasses

Reuse

Lions Club International - The Recycle for Sight program has collection boxes in the area.  You may also check with your ophthalmologist or optometrist's office to see if there is a collection box in the office.

Recycle

LensCrafters has the Gift of Sight program. Just drop off your eyeglasses to LensCrafters and they will reuse the eyeglasses or recycle them.

Disposal

This item can be placed for pickup, but the other disposal options outlined under "Reuse" and "Recycle" will avoid it being discarded into a landfill.

Fax Machines

This is e-waste.

Reuse

If your equipment is in working condition, National Cristina Foundation facilitates donation of computer equipment to organizations serving the disadvantaged.

Recycle

This is electronic waste.  E-waste can be recycled curbside by scheduling a Wednesday special pickup.  Make an appointment for pickup here:

https://croton.seamlessdocs.com/f/metalpickup

Disposal

Please recycle.

Fiberglass Insulation

This material is hazardous waste and must be disposed of properly. This item cannot be placed with your waste for pickup.

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

Fiberglass insulation is accepted at Westchester County's Hazardous Materials Recovery Facility. H-MRF is located on the Grasslands Campus: 15 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY.  Schedule a drop-off time here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/h-mrf-reservation

The County periodically holds a Household Recycling Day on a weekend at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights.  Most of the materials accepted at the H-MRF are also accepted on these days. More information here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/news/2583-household-material-reco...

 

Fire Extinguishers

Your disposal options vary depending on the type of extinguisher.

This item contains hazardous waste and must be disposed of properly. It cannot be placed with your waste for pickup.

Reuse

Reusable extinguishers are metal all-purpose "ABC" type extinguishers, with a metal valve.  Please contact AAA Emergency Supply Co. regarding recharging or disposal. Click here to visit their website, or call (914) 949-0512.

Recycle

Metal extinguishers with plastic valves are usually not rechargeable. This type can be recycled with metals if  fully discharged and the plastic valve is broken off. They are to be disposed of with scrap metals. Scrap metal can be recycled curbside by scheduling a Wednesday special pickup.  Make an appointment for pickup here:

https://croton.seamlessdocs.com/f/metalpickup

Disposal

Old models no longer in use, such as stainless steel and brass soda acid extinguishers, should not be placed with waste or recycled with metals. Contact AAA Emergency Supply Co. regarding safe disposal.

Westchester County's Household Material Recovery Facility (H-MRF) is located on the Grasslands Campus at 15 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY.  Schedule a drop-off time here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/h-mrf-reservation

The County periodically holds a Household Recycling Day on a weekend at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights.  Most of the materials accepted at the H-MRF are also accepted on these days. More information here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/news/2583-household-material-reco...

 

Fishing line (monofilament line)

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

This item is waste and cannot be recycled.

Disposal

Please dispose of as waste.

Flag, American

Do not discard flags with waste. Federal law prescribes proper flag etiquette and disposal. See instructions below.

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

Federal Law, 4 U.S.C. Section 8(k), states: "The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning."

This process is called a flag retirement. Please send an email to scoutmaster@troop28croton.org to request that the flag be retired. Croton Boy Scout Troop 28 will retire the flag responsibly.   

 

Flammable Liquids (Kerosene, Turpentine, Butane)

This material is hazardous waste and must be disposed of properly. This item cannot be placed with your waste for pickup

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item

Disposal

Westchester County's Hazardous Materials Recovery Facility is located on the Grasslands Campus: 15 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY.  Schedule a drop-off time here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/h-mrf-reservation

The County periodically holds a Household Recycling Day on a weekend at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights.  Most of the materials accepted at the H-MRF are also accepted on these days. More information here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/news/2583-household-material-reco...

 

Flatware / kitchen cutlery

Reuse

If useable, please considering donating this item.

Many places like Goodwill accept flatware donations

Recycle

Flatware can be can be recycled curbside with other scrap metal by scheduling a Wednesday special pickup.  Make an appointment for pickup here:

https://croton.seamlessdocs.com/f/metalpickup

Disposal

This item is waste and can be placed for pickup, but the other disposal options outlined under "Reuse" and "Recycle" will avoid it being discarded into a landfill.

Flip Flops

Reduce/Reuse

Soles4Souls collects new and gently used shoes (any kind of shoe), cleans and reconditions the shoe, and then distributes shoes to people all over the world. There is a drop-off site at Designer Shoe Warehouse in Cortlandt Town Center, 3091 E. Main Street, Mohegan Lake.  Bring shoes up to the cashier in the store to donate. (Phone: 914-529-7001)  The East Coast mail-in center is located at c/o ADS Logistics, LP, 23 Mack Drive, Edison, N.J. 08817.

Recycle

Currently there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

Place with waste. The soles are rubber and the straps are PVC.

Flower Pots

Reuse

If in good enough condition, please consider donating.

Some nurseries will accept returns of black plastic pots.

Recycle

If plastic #1-7, can be placed with mixed recycling.  But most are not.

Disposal

Ceramic or pottery pots are not recyclable and should be placed with waste if not in good enough condition to donate.

Black plastic pots are not recyclable and must be disposed of as waste if they cannot be reused.

Foil Gift Wrapping Paper

Reduce/Reuse

 

Recycle

Currently there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

Place with waste. Consider switching to non-foil wrapping paper, which can be recycled with your other papers.

Foil Plates and Food Wrap (Aluminum Foil)

Reduce/Reuse

 

Recycle

This item can be placed in the mixed recycling bin. Please empty and clean first. 

Disposal

Please empty, clean and recycle. 

Freezers

These items contain chlorofluorocarbons (CFC's), or Freon. This item contains hazardous waste and must be disposed of properly. It cannot be placed with your waste for pickup.

Reuse

If useable and in working condition consider donating this item.

Goodwill

https://www.goodwillnynj.org/

Elmsford (914) 347-4376

 

Salvation Army     

salvationarmy.org

(800) 728-7825

Recycle

If you make arrangements with the Village to leave the appliance curbside, you must have the Freon removed by a licensed technician. A list of licensed Freon removal sites is available here:  https://environment.westchestergov.com/residents/recycling-guidelines/re...

Once the Freon is removed and the label is affixed to the appliance, the appliance is considered scrap metal. Scrap metal can be recycled curbside by scheduling a Wednesday special pickup.  Make an appointment for pickup here:

https://croton.seamlessdocs.com/f/metalpickup

Disposal

The easiest method of removal and safe disposal is to have the old appliance removed and taken away by the appliance store when a new freezer is being installed.

 

Freon

This material is hazardous waste and must be disposed of properly. This item cannot be placed with your waste for pickup.

Federal law mandates that refrigerants be recovered and recycled. Appliances that contain refrigerants include refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, water coolers and dehumidifiers. The law stipulates that the refrigerants must be recovered before the unit is disposed because CFCs released into the atmosphere can deplete the ozone.

During the 1990s, the US Congress passed a law banning the use of CFC's in new products and more environmentally friendly hydrofluorocarbons were developed for use as refrigerants.

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

You must have the Freon removed by a licensed technician. Once the Freon is removed and a label is affixed to the appliance, the appliance can be considered scrap metal.

Here is a list of Freon extracting companies:

ABM Heating & A.C.
11 West Cross Street
P.O. Box 204
Hawthorne, NY 10532
(914) 747-0910 ext. 211
Contact: Ronnie

Dayco Heating & A.C.
17 St. Charles St.
Thornwood, NY 10594
(914) 747-0525
Contact: Nancy

Ortiz Refrigeration
380 N. Broadway
Apt. C-14
Yonkers, NY 10701
(914) 375-3851
Contact: Mr. Anibal Ortiz

Alps Air Conditioning Service
2 Gateway Court
Carmel, NY 10512
(845) 225-6363
Contact: Marlene

D.P. Wolff, Inc.
50 Broadway
Hawthorne, NY 10532
(914) 747-1515
Contact: Stephanie

Polytemp Inc.
21 N. Pearl St.
Port Chester, NY 10573
(914) 939-2400
Contact: Nancy

Ambient Control Corp.
176 So. Highland Ave.
Ossining, NY 10562
(914) 941-1518 
Contact: Donna

D.T.D. Commercial Refrigeration
211 Melbourne Ave.
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
(914() 381-5777 
Contact: Scott Dieter

Port Chester Heating & Cooling
438 W. William St.
Port Chester, NY 10573

The Appliance Doctor
24 Warburton Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10701
(914) 968-1510 
Contact: Maureen

Monty's Appliance
40 East Park Avenue
West Harrison, NY 10604
(914) 946-0077 
Contact: Robert

Suburban Refrig. Co.
175 Orawaupum St.
White Plains, NY 10606
(914) 949-0945 
Contact: Jerry Lemcke

Atlantic Westchester Inc.
264 Adams Street
Bedford Hills, NY 10507
(914) 666-2268
Contact: Kelly

Mt. Kisco Mech. Svc. Corp.
P.O.Box 478
Bedford Hills, NY 10507
(914) 241-2460
Contact: Ritchie

Wesco Gas Inc.
24 Hudson Street
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
(914) 666-8003 
Contact: Barbara Backer

Carey & Walsh
P.O. Box 2529
Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510
(914) 762-9600 
Contact: Julie

Natale J. Carevalle
49 West St.
Harrison, NY 10528
(914) 835-6953 
Cell: (914) 815-0259
Contact: Nat

Wesco Gas Service
P.O.Box 218
Mt. Kisco, NY 10549  
(914) 666-8003 
Contact: Dana

Disposal

The easiest method of removal and safe disposal of Freon-containing appliances is to have the old appliance removed and taken away by the appliance store when a new appliance is being installed.

You must have the Freon removed by a licensed technician. Once the Freon is removed and a label is affixed to the appliance, the appliance can be considered scrap metal.  See "Recycling" for a list of Freon-extracting companies.

 

 

 

Frozen Food / Wax Coated Boxes / Containers

Reduce/Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

If waxed, rinse and place with mixed recycling (not paper/cardboard.)  If unwaxed, place with paper/cardboard.  If plastic, can be recycled at the supermarket with other plastic bags.

Disposal

Please recycle

Furniture

Reuse

If the furniture is gently used and in good repair (and not excessively large), contact a local charity.

 

Furniture Sharehouse in White Plains

https://furnituresharehouse.org/

(914) 834-1294

 

Goodwill

https://www.goodwillnynj.org/

Elmsford (914) 347-4376

 

Salvation Army     

salvationarmy.org

(800) 728-7825 

You can call to schedule a pick up of your furniture.

Recycle

All-metal furniture can be recycled as scrap metal. 

Scrap metal is recycled curbside by scheduling a Wednesday special pickup.  Make an appointment for pickup here:

https://croton.seamlessdocs.com/f/metalpickup

 

Disposal

Most furniture can be placed with waste curbside on your regular recycling day.  All-metal furniture should be recycled as scrap metal.  Furniture that is a combination of metal and non-metal may need to be disassembled before being disposed of.  For example:  couch-beds must have the metal bedframe removed and then can be placed curbside as waste.

Gas Grills

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

This is scrap metal and can be recycled curbside (with gas tank removed).

Scrap metal can be recycled curbside by scheduling a Wednesday special pickup.  Make an appointment for pickup here:

https://croton.seamlessdocs.com/f/metalpickup

 

Disposal

This item may be considered waste and placed for pickup, but the other disposal options outlined under "Recycle" will avoid it being discarded into a landfill.

Gas Tank, Propane

This item contains hazardous waste and must be disposed of properly. It cannot be placed with your waste for pickup.

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Bring empty propane gas tanks to Home Depot or alternate retailer. Most sellers of propane will have a return policy for propane tanks.

Disposal

Westchester County's Household Material Recovery Facility (H-MRF) is located on the Grasslands Campus at 15 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY.  Schedule a drop-off time here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/h-mrf-reservation

The County periodically holds a Household Recycling Day on a weekend at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights.  Most of the materials accepted at the H-MRF are also accepted on these days. More information here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/news/2583-household-material-reco...

 

Glass, Bottles and Jars

Reduce/Reuse

There are many reuse options for glass containers.

Recycle

Recycle in the mixed bin. Must be empty and clean. No need to remove labels.  Lids can also be recycled.

Disposal

Please recycle.

Glass, Windows

Reuse

If in good condition, please consider donating:

Furniture Sharehouse in White Plains

https://furnituresharehouse.org/

 

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option for this item.

 

Disposal

If broken, wrap carefully and place with waste.  If glass is intact, tape with masking tape or painter's tape before placing curbside.

Golf Equipment

Reuse

Consider donating to an organization of your choice.

Recycle

Metal can be recycled curbside by scheduling a Wednesday special pickup.  Make an appointment for pickup here:

https://croton.seamlessdocs.com/f/metalpickup

 

Greeting Cards

Reduce/Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Recycle with paper and cardboard.

Disposal

Please recycle

 

Hair Blowers / Dryers

Reuse

If functional, please consider donating this item.

Recycle

Hair dryers and other appliances can be recycled curbside by scheduling a Wednesday special pickup.  Make an appointment for pickup here:

https://croton.seamlessdocs.com/f/metalpickup

Disposal

Please recycle this item.

Hazardous Waste

Hazardous waste must be disposed of properly and cannot be left with trash for pickup.

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

Most hazardous waste is accepted at Westchester County's Household Materials Recovery Facility. H-MRF is located on the Grasslands Campus: 15 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY.  Schedule a drop-off time here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/h-mrf-reservation

The County periodically holds a Household Recycling Day on a weekend at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights.  Most of the materials accepted at the H-MRF are also accepted on these days. More information here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/news/2583-household-material-reco...

 

 

Helium Tanks

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

1. Only attempt disposal of the helium tank when it is empty.

2. Take the tank to a well-ventilated area. Fully open the valve handle by turning it counter-clockwise. Press and hold down on the tilt-nozzle until the tank is empty. Listen and feel for pressure discharging from the tilt-nozzle. The tank is empty when no sound is heard or pressure is felt.

3. Unscrew and remove the tilt-nozzle, either by hand or with the help of a ¾ inch wrench.

4. The tank can now be recycled as scrap metal.  The village picks up metal on Wednesdays by appointment.  Make an appointment here:  

https://croton.seamlessdocs.com/f/metalpickup

 

 

 

 

Disposal

Please see how to recycle.  You can avoid this large item being hauled and placed in a landfill.

Home Heating Oil

This material is hazardous waste and cannot be placed with trash for pickup.

Reuse

 

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

Westchester County's Household Material Recovery Facility (H-MRF) is located on the Grasslands Campus at 15 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY.  Schedule a drop-off time here:

https://environment.westchestergov.com/h-mrf-reservation

The County periodically holds a Household Recycling Day on a weekend at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights.  Most of the materials accepted at the H-MRF are also accepted on these days. More information here:

 https://environment.westchestergov.com/news/2583-household-material-reco...

 

Hoses, Garden

Reuse

 

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

Place with waste.

Hot Water Tanks

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

This is scrap metal.

Scrap metal can be recycled curbside by scheduling a Wednesday special pickup.  Make an appointment for pickup here:

https://croton.seamlessdocs.com/f/metalpickup

Disposal

Ask your hauler for a special pickup if necessary.

Ice Cream Containers (cardboard)

Reduce/Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

These can be rinsed and placed in the red bin with mixed recycling (not with paper and cardboard.)  This is to keep the paper and cardboard dry and clean.

Disposal

Please recycle.

Inkjet Printer Cartridges

Reduce/Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Most inkjet cartridges come with prepaid envelopes you can use to simply return your empty inkjet cartridges to the manufacturer. If you've misplaced the envelope, you can contact the manufacturer directly.

Or, you can bring your inkjet and toner cartridges to Staples, Target, Best Buy and Office Depot. Some retailers will give a store credit for used/old cartridges.

Disposal

Please recycle.

Insecticides

This material is hazardous waste and must be disposed of properly. It cannot be placed with trash for pickup.

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

Hazardous waste is accepted at Westchester County's Household Material Recovery Facility (H-MRF) located on the Grasslands Campus at 15 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY.  Schedule a drop-off time here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/h-mrf-reservation

The County periodically holds a Household Recycling Day on a weekend at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights.  Most of the materials accepted at the H-MRF are also accepted on these days. More information here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/news/2583-household-material-reco...

Irons (Clothing)

Reduce/Reuse

If in good condition can be donated.

Freecycle

https://groups.freecycle.org/group/WhitePlainsNY/posts/all

Goodwill

Goodwill
https://www.goodwill.org/

 

Recycle

This is mostly scrap metal. Scrap metal can be recycled curbside by scheduling a Wednesday special pickup.  Make an appointment for pickup here:

https://croton.seamlessdocs.com/f/metalpickup

Disposal

Please recycle.

Jars, Mayonnaise

Reduce/Reuse

 

Recycle

You may place glass or plastics #1 - 7 in mixed recycling bin. Must be empty and clean. Covers can also be recycled.

Disposal

Please recycle.

Juice and Milk Cartons

Reduce/Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

All milk and juice cartons should be put in the mixed recycling bin.  The cap can be recycled too. Rinse first.  These cartons are NOT put with paper and cardboard in order to keep those materials as dry as possible.

Disposal

Please recycle.

Juice Pouches

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item, as it has multiple layers of materials.

Disposal

Discard as waste. Not accepted for recycling. This packaging is designed NOT to break down when wet, and for the same reason does not break down in the recycling process.

Junk Mail

In order to reduce the amount of junk mail you receive, consider the following:

Register to have your name removed from mailing lists.

1. The National Do Not Mail List, offered by DirectMail.com - makes the list available to mailing list owners and users for one reason only: so they can remove (or add) your name to their lists based on your stated preferences. When you complete the online National Do Not Mail List form, you can indicate if there are any mailings you would like to receive (a list is provided). You can choose as many or as few-or none-as you want.

2. The second service is called DMAchoice, offered by the Direct Marketing Association, and charges $1. You can register online or by regular mail. Your request is good for five years, and you can let them know what mail you want to get as well as what you don't want.

(Note: Neither DirectMail.com nor the Mail Preference Service can guarantee that your name will be removed from ALL mailing lists on which you appear. Therefore you may want to try some of the suggestions stated below as well.)

You can contact these mailers directly and ask to have your name removed: Valassis/Red Plum and Valpak.

When you order something from a catalog, your name and address is likely given to Abacus, an alliance of mostly catalog and publishing companies. To have your information removed from Abacus, you can contact them directly to have your name removed from their list. Abacus can be reached either via e-mail (abacusoptout@epsilon.com), by mail: Abacus, Inc., PO Box 1478, Broomfield CO 80038; or by phone: (888) 780-3869.

To be removed from the mailing list of major sweepstakes mailers, contact the following: Publishers Clearinghouse, by phone: (800) 645-9242, or by mail: Consumer & Privacy Affairs, Publishers Clearinghouse, 382 Channel Drive, Port Washington NY 11050; or by e-mail: privacychoices@pchmail.com. And Readers Digest Sweepstakes, by phone: (800) 310-6261, or by mail: Reader's Digest, PO Box 50005, Prescott AZ 86301-5005.

Reduce/Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Place in recycling bin for paper and cardboard. Plastic windows on the envelopes are okay.

Disposal

Please recycle.

Lawn Chemicals

This material is hazardous waste and must be disposed of properly. This item cannot be placed with trash for pickup.

Reduce/Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Minimizing use of lawn chemicals protects our water supply and our health.   More information at https://www.healthyyards.org/

Recycle

Currently there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

Westchester County's Household Material Recovery Facility (H-MRF) is located on the Grasslands Campus at 15 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY.  Schedule a drop-off time here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/h-mrf-reservation

The County periodically holds a Household Recycling Day on a weekend at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights.  Most of the materials accepted at the H-MRF are also accepted on these days. More information here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/news/2583-household-material-reco...

Lawn Furniture

Reuse

If the furniture is gently used and in good condition (and not excessively large), it can be donated.

The Salvation Army accepts appliances, clothing, household goods, and cars.You can call to schedule a pickup of your furniture. Call: 1-800-958-7825.

Furniture Sharehouse https://furnituresharehouse.org/ is a Westchester organization that accepts used furniture.

 

Recycle

If the lawn furniture is metal, it can be recycled curbside by scheduling a Wednesday special pickup.  Make an appointment for pickup here:

https://croton.seamlessdocs.com/f/metalpickup

 

Disposal

Please donate or recycle if possible. Non-metal lawn furniture can be put out curbside on your regular trash collection day.

Lawn Mowers

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

This item is considered scrap metal and can be recycled curbside by scheduling a Wednesday special pickup.  All gas and oil must be removed/drained or it will not be accepted. Make an appointment for pickup here:

https://croton.seamlessdocs.com/f/metalpickup

Disposal

Please recycle.

Leaves

Reduce/Reuse

Shredded leaves make excellent mulch and fertilizer for lawns and garden beds.

Recycle

Whenever possible, compost leaves, branches and other organic debris. If you have wooded property, organic debris will naturally decompose if raked or swept into the woods and left there.  It will recycle needed nutrients back into the soil.

Leaves can be shredded with a lawnmower and left to fertilize your lawn.  They will decompose over the winter.

For more information visit Leave Leaves Alone, created by Bedford 2030, at   https://www.leaveleavesalone.org/

Disposal

Residents are strongly encouraged to keep leaves on their properties by composting.

The Village of Croton-on-Hudson DPW collects yard waste curbside during the spring, summer and fall months.  All yard waste must be placed in biodegradable leaf bags or open top garbage cans.  Yard waste in plastic bags will not be collected. Yard waste put out with the garbage  or mixed in with the garbage will not be collected. No more than ten bags or three open top garbage cans per pickup.

Accepted: small twigs, flowers, hedge trimmings in biodegradable yard waste bags. Small branches will be collected provided they meet the following criteria: 1) Cut into lengths not to exceed 4 feet; 2) Tied into bundles not exceeding 18” in diameter; 3) Not more than two bundles of small branches per collection.

Not accepted: Tree trunks, stumps, large limbs over 4” in diameter, shrubs and bushes, bagged leaves or grass clippings,, dirt, sod, stones, concrete, bricks, lumber, and railroad ties.

Yard waste is collected curbside twice monthly April-October.  The schedule can be found here: https://www.crotononhudson-ny.gov/public-works/pages/garbage-collection-...
 

Light Bulbs, Fluorescent

This material is hazardous waste and must be disposed of properly. This item cannot be placed with trash for pickup.

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item.

 

Disposal

Because they contain mercury, fluorescent bulbs are classified as hazardous waste and must be disposed of accordingly.

Compact fluorescents are accepted at Home Depot.

Compact and tube fluorescents are accepted at Westchester County's Household Materials Recovery Facility. H-MRF is located on the Grasslands Campus: 15 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY.  Schedule a drop-off time here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/h-mrf-reservation

 

Light Bulbs, Incandescent

Reuse

 

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

Place in waste. Wrap carefully.

Magazines

Reduce/Reuse

 

Recycle

Place in paper and cardboard recycling bin.

Disposal

Please recycle.

Mattresses and Box Springs

Reuse

If the mattress and box spring is in good condition (no stains),
please consider donating it to Furniture Sharehouse. Please visit the website for donation guidelines (they do not accept king-sized mattresses and box springs.)

https://furnituresharehouse.org/

 

Recycle

 

Disposal

This item can be disposed of curbside on your regular waste collection day.

Medications, Prescription and Over-the-Counter

This material is hazardous waste and must be disposed of properly. This item cannot be placed with trash for pickup.

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

Do not put medications in the trash, down the drain or flush them. They are hazardous waste.

Prescription and over-the-counter medications are accepted at Westchester County's Hazardous Materials Recovery Facility. H-MRF is located on the Grasslands Campus: 15 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY.  Schedule a drop-off time here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/h-mrf-reservation

The County periodically holds a Household Recycling Day on a weekend at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights.  Most of the materials accepted at the H-MRF are also accepted on these days. More information here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/news/2583-household-material-reco...

 

 

Metal Polishes

This material is hazardous waste and must be disposed of properly. This item cannot be placed with trash for pickup.

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Currently there is no recycling option available for this item.

Disposal

This item is hazardous waste and is accepted by Westchester County's Household Materials Recovery Facility. H-MRF is located on the Grasslands Campus: 15 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY.  Schedule a drop-off time here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/h-mrf-reservation

The County periodically holds a Household Recycling Day on a weekend at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights.  Most of the materials accepted at the H-MRF are also accepted on these days. More information here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/news/2583-household-material-reco...

Metal Sheds

Reuse

Craigslist - Barter, sell, and wanted classifieds.

eBay - Buy, sell, and trade.

Recycle

This is scrap metal and can be taken apart and recycled in pieces curbside by scheduling a Wednesday special pickup.  Make an appointment for pickup here:

https://croton.seamlessdocs.com/f/metalpickup


 

Disposal

Please recycle.

Microwave Ovens

Reuse

If the microwave oven is gently used and in good repair, it can be donated to

 

Furniture Sharehouse in White Plains

https://furnituresharehouse.org/

 

Love in Action in Yorktown

https://yorktownloveinaction.com/

 

Recycle

If not useable, this item can be considered scrap metal and recycled curbside.  Schedule a Wednesday pick-up of metal or e-waste here:

https://croton.seamlessdocs.com/f/metalpickup

Disposal

Please recycle.

Milk and Juice Cartons

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

All milk and juice cartons can be placed in the mixed recycling bin.  First rinse and flatten.  Caps can also be recycled.  The reason that cartons are not placed with the paper and cardboard is to keep those materials dry.

Disposal

Please recycle.

Mirrors

Reduce/Reuse

If the mirror is in good condition, please consider donating it to Furniture Sharehouse. Please click here visit their website for donation guidelines.

Craigslist - Barter, sell and wanted classifieds.

eBay - Buy, sell, trade.

Recycle

There is currently no recycling option for this item.

Disposal

If the mirror is broken, please wrap carefully and place with waste.  If unbroken, tape with masking or painter's tape before placing curbside.

Mothballs

This material is hazardous waste and must be disposed of properly. This item cannot be placed with trash for pickup.

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

Mothballs are accepted at Westchester County's Household Materials Recovery Facility. H-MRF is located on the Grasslands Campus: 15 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY.  Schedule a drop-off time here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/h-mrf-reservation

The County periodically holds a Household Recycling Day on a weekend at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights.  Most of the materials accepted at the H-MRF are also accepted on these days. More information here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/news/2583-household-material-reco...

 

Motor Oil and Filters, Automotive

This material is hazardous waste and must be disposed of properly. This item cannot be placed with trash for pickup.

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Take used motor oil to a service station or to a retail outlet that sells motor oil.  State law requires most service stations and retailers to accept, free of charge, up to five (5) gallons of motor oil per person per day.

Drain oil into a clean unbreakable plastic container with a tight-fitting lid.  Do not mix oil with any other fluid, such as antifreeze, brake fluid or gasoline. Be certain that the container you use is thoroughly rinsed so that nothing will contaminate the motor oil.

Disposal

Do not dispose of this item in the trash.

Muriatic Acid (Concrete Cleaner)

This material is hazardous waste and must be disposed of properly. This item cannot be placed with trash for pickup.

Reuse

 

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

Westchester County's Household Material Recovery Facility (H-MRF) is located on the Grasslands Campus at 15 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY.  Schedule a drop-off time here:

https://environment.westchestergov.com/h-mrf-reservation

The County periodically holds a Household Recycling Day on a weekend at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights.  Most of the materials accepted at the H-MRF are also accepted on these days. More information here:

 https://environment.westchestergov.com/news/2583-household-material-reco...

 

 

Nail Polish and Remover

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

This is hazardous waste and cannot be disposed of in the trash.

Westchester County's Household Material Recovery Facility (H-MRF) is located on the Grasslands Campus at 15 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY.  Schedule a drop-off time here for your hazardous waste:

https://environment.westchestergov.com/h-mrf-reservation

The County periodically holds a Household Recycling Day on a weekend at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights.  Most of the materials accepted at the H-MRF are also accepted on these days. More information here:

 https://environment.westchestergov.com/news/2583-household-material-reco...

Nails and Screws

Reuse

Recycle

This is scrap metal. Scrap metal can be recycled curbside by scheduling a Wednesday special pickup.  Make an appointment for pickup here:

https://croton.seamlessdocs.com/f/metalpickup

Disposal

Please recycle.

Negatives, Photographic

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

Place with waste.

Newspaper

Reduce/Reuse

 

Recycle

Recycle in paper and cardboard bin.

Disposal

Please recycle.

Newspaper Bags, Plastic

Reduce/Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

All grocery bags and similar plastic film may be recycled at a store location near you with a collection box near the entrance. Click here to find a location and learn what can be recycled there. ShopRite collects and recycles plastic bags.

Plastic bags cannot be recycled curbside.

 

Disposal

Please recycle.

Notebooks, Spiral

Reduce/Reuse

 

Recycle

Remove spiral binding. Place notebook in recycling bin with paper and cardboard.

Binding can be recycled as scrap metal.  Scrap metal can be recycled curbside by scheduling a Wednesday special pickup.  Make an appointment for pickup here:

https://croton.seamlessdocs.com/f/metalpickup

Disposal

Please recycle.

Nuts, bolts, nails and screws

Reuse

Recycle

These are scrap metal and can be recycled curbside by scheduling a Wednesday special pickup.  Make an appointment for pickup here:

https://croton.seamlessdocs.com/f/metalpickup

Disposal

Please recycle.

Oral Thermometer, Digital

If choosing a battery powered digital thermometer, choose one that contains a replaceable battery; some are not replaceable. Digital thermometers typically contain button cell batteries. Button cell batteries are hazardous waste and must be disposed of properly. This item cannot be placed with your waste for pickup.

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Button cell batteries are accepted at Westchester County's Household Materials Recovery Facility. H-MRF is located on the Grasslands Campus: 15 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY.  Schedule a drop-off time here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/h-mrf-reservation

The County periodically holds a Household Recycling Day on a weekend at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights.  Most of the materials accepted at the H-MRF are also accepted on these days. More information here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/news/2583-household-material-reco...

 

Alternatively, you may bring button cell batteries to one of the stores below where they will be disposed of properly:

  • Home Depot
  • Staples
  • CVS

Disposal

Items containing button cell batteries cannot be disposed of in the regular trash.

Orthotics

Orthotics, crutches, splints, canes, wheelchairs, and braces.

Reuse

Call Joni and Friends at (818) 707-5664 for information about the items they accept and how to mail the items, or click here to visit their website.

Call the Christian Blind Mission at (800) 937-2264 for information about the items they accept and how to mail the items, or click here to visit their website.

Ayfa Foundation - Supply donations are an integral part of Afya's work and are sought after and welcomed. Local donation drop off location is 140 Saw Mill River Road, Yonkers, NY 10701. You can call them at (914) 920-5081.

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

Orthotics can be disposed of as trash, but the options outlined under "Reuse" may prevent them from going to a landfill or incinerator.

Oven Cleaner

This material is hazardous waste and must be disposed of properly. This item cannot be placed with your waste for pickup.

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item.

 

Disposal

Westchester County's Hazardous Materials Recovery Facility is located on the Grasslands Campus: 15 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY.  Schedule a drop-off time here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/h-mrf-reservation

The County periodically holds a Household Recycling Day on a weekend at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights.  Most of the materials accepted at the H-MRF are also accepted on these days. More information here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/news/2583-household-material-reco...

Paint Thinner

This material is hazardous waste and must be disposed of properly. This item cannot be placed with your waste for pickup.

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item.

 

Disposal

This material is hazardous waste.  Do not put in trash or down drains. 

Westchester County's Hazardous Materials Recovery Facility (H-MRF) is located on the Grasslands Campus: 15 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY.  Schedule a drop-off time here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/h-mrf-reservation

The County periodically holds a Household Recycling Day on a weekend at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights.  Most of the hazardous waste materials accepted at the H-MRF are also accepted on these days. More information here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/news/2583-household-material-reco...

Paint, Latex / Water-Based

Reuse

Currently, there is no donation option available for this item.

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

Household paint cans must be dried before collection.  Harden remaining paint by mixing with kitty litter or another absorbent pellet material (hardening solvent, sold at Home Depot.) After paint is hard, put out for collection with waste, with lid off.

 

Paint, Oil-Based

Reuse

Please consider donating full cans that have not been opened.  You can join the Westchester Freecycle group to offer or find things for free: https://groups.freecycle.org/group/WhitePlainsNY/posts/all

Recycle

 

Disposal

Empty paint cans can be put out with trash as long as the lids are off.

Partially full cans will not be accepted as trash if the contents are liquid.  To dry the contents, take off the lid, add kitty litter and leave it to harden.  Put it out with the trash, lid off.

 

 

 

Paint, Stripper, or Varnish

This material is hazardous waste and must be disposed of properly. This item cannot be placed with your waste for pickup.

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item

Disposal

Paint and varnish stripper are accepted at Westchester County's Household Materials Recovery Facility. H-MRF is located on the Grasslands Campus: 15 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY.  Schedule a drop-off time here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/h-mrf-reservation

The County periodically holds a Household Recycling Day on a weekend at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights.  Most of the materials accepted at the H-MRF are also accepted on these days. More information here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/news/2583-household-material-reco...

Paper Plates

Reduce/Reuse

 

Recycle

If clean and unwaxed, put in paper and cardboard recycle bin.

Disposal

If greasy, place with waste.

If waxed, place with waste.

Paper Towel Rolls

Reduce/Reuse

 

Recycle

Place in recycling bin with paper and cardboard.

Disposal

Please recycle.

Pasta Boxes

Reuse

 

Recycle

Can be recycled with paper and cardboard. Plastic windows on the box are OK.

Disposal

Please recycle.

Patagonia Clothing

Reuse

If in reasonable condition, consider selling via Craig's List or donating. Churches and organizations often collect coats and sweaters to provide to those in need for the Winter.

Recycle

The Patagonia website says, "We accept used Patagonia clothing that functions perfectly and is in good condition." https://wornwear.patagonia.com/

Westchester County's Household Material Recovery Facility (H-MRF) accepts used fabrics and ensures they will be donated or recycled. H-MRF is located on the Grasslands Campus at 15 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY.  Schedule a drop-off time here:

https://environment.westchestergov.com/h-mrf-reservation

 

Disposal

If possible please donate or recycle to avoid having it ending up in a landfill.

Peanut Butter Jars, Glass / Plastic

Reduce/Reuse

 

Recycle

You can recycle glass and plastics numbered #1-7.  Please wash the jar well.  It must be empty and clean. Plastic tops can also be recycled.  Place in the mixed recycling bin.

Disposal

Please clean and recycle.

Pesticides

This material is hazardous waste and must be disposed of properly. This item cannot be placed with your waste for pickup.

Reduce/Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Minimizing use of pesticides protects our environment.   More information at https://www.healthyyards.org/

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

Hazardous waste is accepted at Westchester County's Household Material Recovery Facility, (H-MRF,) located on the Grasslands Campus at 15 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY.  Schedule a drop-off time here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/h-mrf-reservation

The County periodically holds a Household Recycling Day on a weekend at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights.  Most of the materials accepted at the H-MRF are also accepted on these days. More information here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/news/2583-household-material-reco...

 

Pet Food Bags

Reuse

 

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

Refer to package instructions. If recycling not indicated, place with waste. This packaging is waterproof and too resilient to break down in the recycling process.

Phone Books

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Recycle in paper and cardboard bin. No need to remove cover.

Disposal

Please recycle.

Photographs

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

Place with waste.

Pill Bottles, Empty

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Plastics #1-7 are recycled using the mixed recycling bin. Must be clean and empty. Remove labels for privacy.

Disposal

Please recycle.

Pipes (PVC / Plastic)

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

Place with waste.

Pizza Box

Reuse

Please recycle.

Recycle

If clean, place with paper and cardboard.  If greasy, it should not be recycled. You can easily tear the box apart so the greasy bottom half can be thrown away and the clean top half placed with recycling.

Disposal

If it is greasy, it must be placed with waste.

Plastic

Reduce/Reuse

There are a variety of reuse options for different plastics.  If possible, give your plastic containers a second life.

Recycle

Plastics #1-7 are recycled in the mixed bin.  They must be clean and dry.

Plastic bags and other kinds of plastic film can be dropped off in the collection bin in front of ShopRite if clean, dry and free of receipts.  The category of plastic film includes:.

Plastic shopping bags

Product overwrap

newspaper bags

bread bags

food storage bags

produce bags

Zip-top food storage bags (clean and dry)

Plastic shipping envelopes (remove labels),

bubble wrap

air pillows (deflated)

Product wrap on cases of water/soda bottles, paper towels, napkins, disposable cups, bathroom tissue, diapers, and female sanitary products

Furniture and electronic wrap

dry cleaning bags

Plastic cereal box liners (but if it tears like paper, do not include)

Recyclable plastic film does NOT include shrink wrap or saran wrap.

Disposal

Please recycle whenever possible.

Plastic Bottle Caps

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item. 

Recycle

Can be recycled in mixed bin.

Disposal

Please recycle.

Plastic Plates, Cups, Bowls, Cutlery

Reduce/Reuse

Consider washing and re-using when possible.

Recycle

If #1-7, put in mixed recycling bin. Must be clean and empty.  Plastics without a number cannot be recycled.

 

Disposal

Please recycle if possible.

Some of these products are made of bioplastics, and you will find that noted somewhere on the product.  It usually will say it is biodegradable.  Bioplastics can be composted, but they need the high heat of an industrial composting facility in order to break down quickly.  They cannot be recycled.  You can try composting them, or place with waste.

Plastic Six-Pack Rings

Reduce/Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.  Avoid them if possible.

Recycle

Place in mixed bin.

Disposal

Please recycle.

Plastic Wrap (Electronics, other large purchases)

Reduce/Reuse

 

Recycle

Plastic wrap for commercial products is accepted in recycling bins for plastic bags and other plastic film.  There is a collection bin for plastic bags and film in front of ShopRite.

Disposal

Please recycle.

Plastic Wrap (Paper Towel / Toilet Paper)

Reduce/Reuse

 

Recycle

Protective plastic film that encloses products can be recycled along with plastic bags.  All supermarkets are required to collect and recycle these kinds of plastic. There is a collection bin for plastic bags and film in front of ShopRite.

Disposal

Please recycle.

Plastic Wrap (Saran Wrap)

Reduce/Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

Place with waste.

Pool Chemicals

This material is hazardous waste and must be disposed of properly. This item cannot be placed with your waste for pickup.

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

Westchester County's Household Material Recovery Facility (H-MRF) is located on the Grasslands Campus at 15 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY.  Schedule a drop-off time here:

https://environment.westchestergov.com/h-mrf-reservation

The County periodically holds a Household Recycling Day on a weekend at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights.  Most of the materials accepted at the H-MRF are also accepted on these days. More information here:

 https://environment.westchestergov.com/news/2583-household-material-reco...

 

Post-It Notes

Reduce/Reuse

 

Recycle

Can be recycled with paper and cardboard. Sticky edge is OK.

Disposal

Please recycle.

Pots and Pans

Reuse

If usable and in good repair, it can be sold or donated to a local thrift store.

Salvation Army: 1-800-958-7825

Love in Action in Yorktown

https://yorktownloveinaction.com/

Goodwill

https://www.goodwill.org/

Recycle

If not in usable condition, this item is considered scrap metal. Scrap metal can be recycled curbside by scheduling a Wednesday special pickup.  Make an appointment for pickup here:

https://croton.seamlessdocs.com/f/metalpickup

Disposal

Please recycle.

Potted Plant Containers

Reuse

Some plant nurseries will accept used pots.

Recycle

Plastic pots numbered #1-7 can be recycled, clean and empty, in mixed recycling bin.  But most plastic plant pots are not recyclable and must be disposed of as waste.

Disposal

Ceramic or pottery pots are not recyclable and should be placed with waste.

Prescriptions / Medications

This material is hazardous waste and must be disposed of properly. This item cannot be placed with your waste for pickup.

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

Medications should not be put in the trash or down the drain.  Medications flushed down the toilet pollute the environment.

The Croton on Hudson police department has a drop-off box for medications and will accept all unused prescription and over-the-counter medications.  They should be in their original containers.

Any prescription or OTC pills, liquids, ointments and lotions as well as pet medications can be brought to the Westchester County Household Material Recovery Facility located at Grasslands Campus, 15 Woods Road, Valhalla.  Expired or unused pharmaceuticals are accepted on certain days each month, which can be determined when scheduling a reservation. Prescription or over-the-counter medications must be in their original bottle or container. Schedule a drop-off time here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/h-mrf-reservation

The County periodically holds a Household Recycling Day on a weekend at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights.  Most of the materials accepted at the H-MRF are also accepted on these days. More information here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/news/2583-household-material-reco...

Medical sharps are NOT accepted. Bring medical sharps to a hospital or nursing home that accepts them.

 

Printers (LaserJet, OfficeJet, InkJet)

Contain toxic metals and are considered e-waste. Printers must be appropriately recycled.

Reuse

If your equipment is in working condition, National Cristina Foundation accepts computer equipment for donation to organizations serving the disadvantaged.

National Cristina Foundation
500 West Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, Connecticut 06830
(203) 863-9100

Recycle

Schedule a Wednesday curbside pick-up of electronic waste with the village here:

https://croton.seamlessdocs.com/f/metalpickup

Disposal

This item cannot be disposed of in the trash.

Produce Bags (Plastic)

Reduce/Reuse

Produce bags can be kept and reused for household storage purposes.

Recycle

Plastic bags cannot be put in the recycling bin.  However, all supermarkets will accept plastic bags for recycling.  ShopRite has a collection bin outside the front door.   Click here to find other locations.

 

 

Disposal

Please reuse or recycle if possible.

Propane Gas Tanks

Reduce/Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Bring empty propane gas tanks to Home Depot.

Most sellers of propane will have a return policy for propane tanks.

Disposal

Please recycle.

Pudding Cups

Reduce/Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Plastics #1-7 go in the mixed recycling bin. Must be clean and empty.

Disposal

Please recycle.

Pumps, Plastic Bottle

Reduce/Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Although they are not numbered, pumps from plastic spray bottles may be recycled in the mixed recycling bin. Must be clean and empty.

Disposal

Please recycle.

PVC

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

Place with waste.

Pyrex

Reuse

If usable, consider donating to:

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

Pyrex cannot be recycled. The very reason it is so durable is the reason it cannot be recycled. It does not melt at the same temperature as regular glass. Place with waste.

Radios

Reuse

If usable, consider donating to:

 

Goodwill -

Salvation Army: 1-800-958-7825

Recycle

Electronic waste can be recycled curbside by scheduling a Wednesday special pickup.  Make an appointment for pickup here:

https://croton.seamlessdocs.com/f/metalpickup

Disposal

Please recycle.

Rat Poison

This material is hazardous waste and must be disposed of properly. This item cannot be placed with your waste for pickup.

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

Westchester County's Household Material Recovery Facility (H-MRF) is located on the Grasslands Campus at 15 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY.  Schedule a drop-off time here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/h-mrf-reservation

Recycling bins

Reduce/Reuse

Recycle

Items made of plastic #1-7, can be recycled.  Unfortunately, rigid plastic is generally not recyclable.

Disposal

If no number, must be placed with waste.  Please use your recycling bin as long as possible, since it is made of plastic that cannot be recycled.

Refrigerators

Because they contain chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), which are also known as Freon, refrigerators cannot be put out at curbside. Proper disposal is required.

 

Reuse

If in working condition, consider donation.

Salvation Army     

salvationarmy.org

(800) 728-7825

 

Freecycle

https://groups.freecycle.org/group/WhitePlainsNY/posts/all

 

Recycle

If you make arrangements with the Village to leave the appliance curbside, you must have the Freon removed by a licensed technician. A list of licensed Freon removal sites is available here:  https://environment.westchestergov.com/residents/recycling-guidelines/re...

Once the Freon is removed and the label is affixed to the appliance, the appliance is considered scrap metal. Scrap metal can be recycled curbside by scheduling a Wednesday special pickup.  Make an appointment for pickup here:

https://croton.seamlessdocs.com/f/metalpickup

Disposal

Usually the company that delivers your new refrigerator will properly dispose of the old one for you.

Rigid Plastics

Reduce/Reuse

Reusable items, such as toys, in good condition may be donated.

As you make purchasing choices, bear in mind that rigid plastics generally cannot be recycled.

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycling option for rigid plastic items with no number.  Only plastics #1-7 can be recycled.

Disposal

Place with trash.

Roof Shingles

This is construction material and cannot be placed with your waste for pickup.

Reuse

If in good condition, please consider donating:

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

This is considered construction/demolition debris and should be disposed of by your contractor.

Rope, Climbing

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Maine-based Sterling Rope Company will accept all (from any manufacturer) worse-for-the-wear petroleum based cords. All rope that is salvageable is repurposed into dog collars, dog tags, bracelets, and key chains, while anything that is beyond repair is ground up, melted down, and turned into new climbing ropes.

Find mail-in instructions at:  https://sterlingrope.com/recycle

Disposal

This item may be considered waste and placed for pickup, but the option under "Recycle" will avoid it being discarded into a landfill.

Rug Cleaners

This material is hazardous waste and must be disposed of properly. This item cannot be placed with trash for pickup.

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

Westchester County's Household Material Recovery Facility (H-MRF) is located on the Grasslands Campus at 15 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY.  Schedule a drop-off time here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/h-mrf-reservation

The County periodically holds a Household Recycling Day on a weekend at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights.  Most of the materials accepted at the H-MRF are also accepted on these days. More information here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/news/2583-household-material-reco...

 

Running Shoes

Reuse

If usable, please consider donating .

Soles4Souls takes shoes that are gently used:

Soles4Souls
c/o ADS Logistics, LP
23 Mack Drive
Edison, N.J. 08817

Recycle

Nike sponsors the Reuse-A-Shoe program. Nike will take the shoe apart and recycle and reuse all of its parts. https://www.nike.com/help/a/recycle-shoes

RecycledRunners is a California-based organization whose motto is, "Running is Hard - Giving is Easy." This site lists Domestic Shoe Donation Sites, International Shoe Donation Sites, and Shoe Material Recycling Programs that accept donated sneakers. Click here to visit their website.

Run the Planet is another compilation of sites that offer recycling programs around the world. Click here to visit their website.

Disposal

This item may be considered waste and placed for pickup, but the options under "Reuse" and "Recycle" will avoid it being discarded into a landfill.

Saran Wrap

Reduce/Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

Place with waste.

Scrap Metal

Reuse

Please recycle.

Recycle

Scrap metal can be recycled curbside by scheduling a Wednesday special pickup.  Make an appointment for pickup here:

https://croton.seamlessdocs.com/f/metalpickup

 

Disposal

Please recycle.

Screws and Nails

Reuse

 

Recycle

Scrap metal can be recycled curbside by scheduling a Wednesday special pickup.  Make an appointment for pickup here:

https://croton.seamlessdocs.com/f/metalpickup

Disposal

Please recycle.

Shampoo and Conditioner Bottles

Reduce/Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Plastics #1-7 can be put in mixed recycling bin.  Containers should be empty and clean.  Tops can also be recycled.

Disposal

Please recycle if possible.

Sharps (Hypodermic Needles / Insulin Lancets)

This is hazardous medical waste and must be specially disposed of in appropriate biohazard containers. It cannot be placed with trash for pickup.

Reduce/Reuse

 

Recycle

This item cannot be recycled.

Disposal

New York State Law requires hospitals and nursing homes to accept "sharps" from the community and dispose of them. The hospital or nursing home may require you to register for this service. They may also require you to use their containers. Hospitals and nursing homes may pass on the cost of sharps containers, but cannot charge for the collection or disposal or sharps.  

Shoe Polish

Petroleum-based shoe polish is hazardous waste and must be disposed of properly. This item cannot be placed with your waste for pickup.

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

Westchester County's Household Materials Recovery Facility is located on the Grasslands Campus: 15 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY.  Schedule a drop-off time here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/h-mrf-reservation

The County periodically holds a Household Recycling Day on a weekend at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights.  Most of the materials accepted at the H-MRF are also accepted on these days. More information here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/news/2583-household-material-reco...

 

Shopping Bags (Plastic)

Reduce/Reuse

Bring your reuseable bags and reduce the number of plastic bags. Reuse in waste baskets, or for food storage.

Recycle

All plastic bags may be recycled, but not in recycling bins. Supermarkets, CVS, Target, and some other stores will accept plastic bags for recycling.  The Croton ShopRite has a dropoff bin in front of the store for plastic bags.

Do not put plastic bags in recycling bins.  They can get tangled in the machinery at Westchester's recycling transfer station.

Disposal

Please recycle.

Shredded Paper

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Place in paper and cardboard recycling bin.

Disposal

Please recycle.

Shrink Wrap, Food

Reduce/Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

Place with waste.

Ski and Snowboard Equipment

Reuse

If in good condition, can be sold to a used sporting goods store, or donated on Freecycle.

Sports Attic, Yorktown Heights

https://sportsatticny.com/

 

Freecycle

https://groups.freecycle.org/group/WhitePlainsNY/posts/all

 

 

 

 

 

Recycle

There is currently no recycling option for these items.

 

Disposal

These items can be disposed of as trash, but the options listed under "reuse" will keep them out of the landfill or incinerator.

Smoke Detectors

Reuse

 

Recycle

Both photoelectric and ionization smoke alarms contain plastic, electronic circuit boards, and in some cases, batteries.

Ionization smoke detectors/alarms contain a small amount of americium-241, a radioactive material, within a sealed chamber. This is not an environmental hazard unless the smoke detector is damaged or crushed. Call the manufacturer to see if the detector can be returned and recycled. Remember to first remove the battery for recycling or disposal.

Disposal

All photoelectric type detectors are considered waste and can be disposed of with your household waste. Remember to first remove rechargeable and non-alkaline batteries.

According to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, a single ionization type detector may be disposed of in the household waste. Returning an old detector to the manufacturer is preferable because it reduces environmental risk and avoids it being discarded into a landfill.

Sneakers

Reuse

If usable, please consider donating to any of the sites below.

 

Soles4Souls takes shoes that are gently used:

Soles4Souls
c/o ADS Logistics, LP
23 Mack Drive
Edison, N.J. 08817

Recycle

Nike sponsors the Reuse-A-Shoe program. Nike will take the shoe apart and recycle and reuse all of its parts. Click here to visit their website for more information.

RecycledRunners is a California-based organization whose motto is, "Running is Hard - Giving is Easy." This site lists Domestic Shoe Donation Sites, International Shoe Donation Sites, and Shoe Material Recycling Programs that accept donated sneakers. Click here to visit their website.

Run the Planet is another compilation of sites that offer recycling programs around the world. Click here to visit their website.

Disposal

This item may be considered waste and placed for pickup, but the options under "Reuse" and "Recycle" will avoid it being discarded into a landfill.

Soccer Equipment

 

Peace Passers is a not-for-profit that redistributes soccer gear to global communities. It is a mail-in program. Click here to visit their website for more information.

Adopt-a-Dog, located in Armonk, can always use old soccer balls as toys for the animals. Call them at (914) 273-1674 before donating. Click here to visit their website for more information.

 

Recycle

 

Disposal

This item may be considered waste and placed for pickup, but the other disposal options outlined under "Reuse" will avoid it being discarded into a landfill.

Sofas

Reuse

If the furniture is gently used and in good repair (and not excessively large), contact a local charity or one of the charities below:

 

Furniture Sharehouse 

https://furnituresharehouse.org/
(914) 834-1294

 

Salvation Army
https://www.salvationarmy.org/
(800) 728-7825 - You can call to schedule a pick up of your furniture.

Goodwill
https://www.goodwillnynj.org/
Elmsford (914) 347-4376

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

If the furniture is not in good condition and, therefore, cannot be donated, you may consider it waste. Sofas can be disposed of curbside on your regular trash collection day.   If it is a pullout / sleeper sofa, the bed frame must be removed and recycled separately as metal.

Soy, Rice, Almond, Hemp Milk Cartons

Reduce/Reuse

 

Recycle

All soy, rice, almond, and hemp milk cartons (aseptic packages) should be rinsed and placed in the mixed recycling bin.  They are not placed with paper and cardboard in order to keep the items in the paper/cardboard bin dry. The caps can also be recycled.

Disposal

Please recycle.

Sporting Goods

Reuse

If in good condition, Sports attic in Yorktown Heights sells used sporting equipment

https://sportsatticny.com/

 

Recycle

Currently, there are no recycling options for most sporting equipment.

Disposal

This equipment may be considered waste and placed for pickup, but the option outlined under "Reuse" will avoid it being discarded into a landfill.

Spray Bottles

Reduce/Reuse

  • Reduce the number by re-filling your bottles from a larger container.

Recycle

Please recycle plastics numbered #1-7. Place with mixed recycling. Must be clean and empty. Plastic tops can also be recycled.  If the plastic item does not have a number, the Village cannot recycle it.

Disposal

Please recycle.

Stereo Equipment

Contains toxic metals and is considered e-waste. Stereo equipment must be appropriately recycled.

Reuse

If usable, consider donating to:

Goodwill

Salvation Army - Phone: 1-800-958-7825

Recycle

Electronic waste can be recycled curbside by scheduling a Wednesday special pickup.  Make an appointment for pickup here:

https://croton.seamlessdocs.com/f/metalpickup

Disposal

Please recycle.

Storm Windows

Reuse

If in good condition, please consider donating to

Furniture Sharehouse, in White Plains

https://furnituresharehouse.org/

Recycle

If the window frame is made of aluminum, or other metal, this item is considered scrap metal once the glass is removed.  Scrap metal can be recycled curbside by scheduling a Wednesday special pickup.  Make an appointment for pickup here:

https://croton.seamlessdocs.com/f/metalpickup

Disposal

Window glass cannot be recycled and must be disposed of in the trash.  If broken please wrap. 

Metal window frames without glass can be recycled:  see "recycle" option.

 

Stoves, Household

Reuse

If in good condition, please consider donating:

Green Demolitions - Phone: (888) 887-5211; Green Demolitions accepts kitchens, appliances (less than 5 years old), bathrooms, home décor, architectural artifacts, building materials, art, and more. Green Demolitions supports outreach programs of All Addicts Anonymous.

Recycle

If not in usable condition, this item is considered scrap metal and can be recycled curbside by scheduling a Wednesday special pickup.  Make an appointment for pickup here:

https://croton.seamlessdocs.com/f/metalpickup

Disposal

Please recycle.

Straws

Reduce/Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item, but it is simple to reduce the number used.

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycling option available for this item.

Disposal

Place with trash.

String

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

Place with waste.

Stuffed Animals

Reduce/Reuse

SAFE (Stuffed Animals For Emergencies), a not-for-profit, will accept gently used stuffed animals, toys, children's books, and baby blankets that are clean and in good condition. SAFE cleans the stuffed animals and toys, and delivers them to children in emergency situations or donates them to other children's organizations, military organizations, libraries, and nursing homes. This is a mail in program. Click here to visit their website to find links to other organizations that accept stuffed animals.

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

If the stuffed animals are not in good condition, place with waste.

Take Out Food Containers

Reduce/Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.  Many restaurants allow you to bring your own containers.

Recycle

If plastic or aluminum, clean it and put it in the mixed recycling bin.  All containers must be empty and clean.  If styrofoam, it cannot be recycled.

Disposal

If it cannot be cleaned, put it in the garbage.    If it is biodegradable, put it in the compost or in the garbage.  Many biodegradable containers are meant to be composted in industrial-scale facilities and will be slow to decompose in a home compost heap.

Tarp, Plastic

Reduce/Reuse

 

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

Place with waste.

Teflon Coated Pots and Pans

Reuse

If usable, consider donating to:

Yorktown Love in Action (914) 743-1314

https://yorktownloveinaction.com/

Goodwill  (203) 363-5228

Salvation Army - Phone: 1-800-958-7825

Recycle

If not in usable condition, this item is considered scrap metal. Scrap metal can be recycled curbside by scheduling a Wednesday special pickup.  Make an appointment for pickup here:

https://croton.seamlessdocs.com/f/metalpickup

Disposal

Please recycle.

Telephones

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Cordless phones do contain rechargeable batteries that should be removed and properly recycled prior to discarding the phone.

 

You may bring rechargeable batteries and cell phones to:

-Home Depot 

- Staples

- CVS

where they will be disposed of properly.

Alternatively, rechargeable batteries are accepted at Westchester County's Household Material Recovery Facility (H-MRF)  located on the Grasslands Campus at 15 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY.  Schedule a drop-off time for your toxic materials here:

https://environment.westchestergov.com/h-mrf-reservation

The County periodically holds a Household Recycling Day on a weekend at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights.  Most of the materials accepted at the H-MRF are also accepted on these days. More information here:

 https://environment.westchestergov.com/news/2583-household-material-reco...

 

Disposal

Old landline and cordless phones are trash and non recyclable.

Please recycle cell phones and their batteries, and also the rechargeable batteries of cordless phones.

Televisions

Televisions contain toxic metals and are considered e-waste. They must be appropriately recycled.

Reuse

If the TV is still in good working condition and is 29 inches or small, consider donating to

Furniture Sharehouse in White Plains

https://furnituresharehouse.org/

Recycle

When purchasing a new TV, be aware that many stores will recycle your old TV.

Otherwise, recycle your old unusable TV as e-waste.

E-waste can be recycled curbside by scheduling a Wednesday special pickup.  Make an appointment for pickup here:

https://croton.seamlessdocs.com/f/metalpickup

 

Disposal

See reuse and recycle options.

Tennis Balls

Reuse

Accepted by Adopt-a-Dog at their Armonk shelter located at 23 Cox Avenue. Call (914) 273-1674 prior to donating.

Recycle

The company reBounces re-pressurizes balls on site. You can send old, dead balls to reBounces to be repressurized and you can purchase repressurized balls at steep discounts. Alternatively, you can send reBounces your old balls and they will recycle them. This is a mail-in program. If you have large amounts of balls (200 or more) reBounces will provide you with a pre-paid mailing sticker. Click here to visit their website for more information.

Disposal

Tennis balls can be placed with waste, but the options listed under "reuse" and "recycle" will prevent them from being sent to the landfill or incinerator.

Tennis Racquets

Reuse

Tennis Racquets for Kids, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the distribution of donated tennis racquets to individual children, or to organizations that represent children, in need of such racquets. TRK will usually restring your donated racquet and see that it gets to be used. Racquets get mailed to:

Tennis Racquets for Kids, Inc.
c/o Dr. Guy Mintz
287 Northern Blvd.
Suite 211
Great Neck, NY 11021

There is a Freecycle Group in White Plains.  Contact them here: https://groups.freecycle.org/group/WhitePlainsNY/posts/all

 

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

Item can be disposed of in regular trash.

Thermometers, Liquid Tube

Silver liquid within the thermometer indicates mercury, a toxic metal that must be disposed of properly. This item cannot be placed with your waste for pickup.

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

Westchester County's Household Material Recovery Facility (H-MRF) is located on the Grasslands Campus at 15 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY.  Schedule a drop-off time here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/h-mrf-reservation

The County periodically holds a Household Recycling Day on a weekend at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights.  Most of the materials accepted at the H-MRF are also accepted on these days. More information here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/news/2583-household-material-reco...

 

Any other color liquid indicates a non-mercury containing thermometer that can be disposed of in your household waste. Wrap in paper and tape before discarding to avoid any hazard from broken glass.

Thermometers, Mercury

This material is hazardous waste and must be disposed of properly. This item cannot be placed with trash for pickup.

Reduce/Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

 

The County periodically holds a Household Recycling Day on a weekend at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights.  Most of the materials accepted at the H-MRF are also accepted on these days. More information here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/news/2583-household-material-reco...

Disposal

Silver liquid within the thermometer indicates mercury, a toxic metal that must be disposed of properly. This material is hazardous waste. Mercury thermometers are accepted at Westchester County's Household Materials Recovery Facility. H-MRF is located on the Grasslands Campus: 15 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY.  Schedule a drop-off time here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/h-mrf-reservation

Any color of liquid other than silver indicates a non-mercury containing thermometer that can be disposed of in the trash. Wrap in paper and tape before discarding to avoid any hazard from broken glass.

Tires

Tires cannot be placed with your waste for pickup.

Reuse

Some auto parts stores may accept tires for reuse. Call beforehand.

Recycle

Tires are accepted at Westchester County's Household Materials Recovery Facility. H-MRF is located on the Grasslands Campus: 15 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY.  Schedule a drop-off time here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/h-mrf-reservation

The County periodically holds a Household Recycling Day on a weekend at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights.  Most of the materials accepted at the H-MRF are also accepted on these days. More information here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/news/2583-household-material-reco...

Disposal

Tires cannot be put out with the trash.

Tissue Paper

Reduce/Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

If unused, recycle with paper and cardboard.

Disposal

If dirty, place with waste.

Toasters, Toaster Ovens

Reuse

If usable, consider donating to:

 

Furniture Sharehouse in White Plains

https://furnituresharehouse.org/

Love in Action in Yorktown

https://yorktownloveinaction.com/

Salvation Army - Phone: 1-800-958-7825

Recycle

If not in usable condition, this item is considered scrap metal and can be recycled curbside by scheduling a Wednesday special pickup.  Make an appointment for pickup here:

https://croton.seamlessdocs.com/f/metalpickup

Disposal

Please recycle.

Toilets

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

This is considered construction/demolition debris and should be disposed of by your contractor.

 

Toner Cartridges for printers

Reduce/Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Bring your inkjet and toner cartridges to Staples, Target, Best Buy, or Office Depot. Some retailers will give a store credit for used/old cartridges.

Disposal

Most inkjet cartridges come with prepaid envelopes that can be used to return your empty inkjet cartridges to the manufacturer. If the envelope is misplaced, contact the manufacturer directly.

Tools

Reuse

Tools in working condition can be donated through Freecycle.

Recycle

If the tool is made of metal it can be recycled as scrap metal.

Disposal

This item is waste and can be placed curbside, but the other disposal options outlined under "Recycle" will avoid it being discarded into a landfill.

If made of hard plastic and wood, place with waste. Remove and recycle rechargeable batteries.

Towels, Cloth / Bath

Reduce/Reuse

If in good condition, consider donating to:

https://yorktownloveinaction.com/

If not suitable for human use, some animal shelters accept towels and linens. Call first before donating.

Recycle

Textiles can be recycled at  Greentree Textiles  at the Ossining Farmers market every Saturday .  https://www.greentreetextiles.org/donate/

Fabrics can now be left for recycling at the Westchester County's Household Material Recovery Facility (H-MRF)  located on the Grasslands Campus at 15 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY.  Schedule a drop-off time here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/h-mrf-reservation

Disposal

These can be disposed of as trash, but the options listed under "reuse" and "recycle" will prevent them from going to the landfill or incinerator.

Toys

Reduce/Reuse

SAFE (not-for-profit) will accept gently used stuffed animals, toys, children's books, and baby blankets that are clean and in good condition. SAFE cleans the stuffed animals and toys, and delivers them to children in emergency situations or donates them to other children's organizations, military organizations, libraries, and nursing homes. This is a mail in program. Click here to visit their website for more information and links to other organizations that accept stuffed animals.

Recycle

Most toys are not recyclable.

Disposal

Can be disposed of as waste.

Turpentine

This material is hazardous waste and must be disposed of properly. This item cannot be placed with your waste for pickup.

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

Westchester County's Household Material Recovery Facility (H-MRF) is located on the Grasslands Campus at 15 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY.  Schedule a drop-off time here:

https://environment.westchestergov.com/h-mrf-reservation

The County periodically holds a Household Recycling Day on a weekend at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights.  Most of the materials accepted at the H-MRF are also accepted on these days. More information here:

 https://environment.westchestergov.com/news/2583-household-material-reco...

 

 

Tyvek, House wrap

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

Place with waste. This is not recyclable. Large quantities are considered construction/demolition debris and must be disposed of by your contractor.

Upholstery Cleaner

This material is hazardous waste and must be disposed of properly. This item cannot be placed with your waste for pickup.

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

Westchester County's Household Material Recovery Facility (H-MRF) is located on the Grasslands Campus at 15 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY.  Schedule a drop-off time here:

https://environment.westchestergov.com/h-mrf-reservation

The County periodically holds a Household Recycling Day on a weekend at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights.  Most of the materials accepted at the H-MRF are also accepted on these days. More information here:

 https://environment.westchestergov.com/news/2583-household-material-reco...

 

 

Varnish

This material is hazardous waste and must be disposed of properly. This item cannot be placed with your waste for pickup.

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

Westchester County's Household Material Recovery Facility (H-MRF) is located on the Grasslands Campus at 15 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY.  Schedule a drop-off time here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/h-mrf-reservation

The County periodically holds a Household Recycling Day on a weekend at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights.  Most of the materials accepted at the H-MRF are also accepted on these days. More information here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/news/2583-household-material-reco...

 

VCRs

This item contains toxic metals and is considered e-waste. VCRs must be appropriately recycled.

Reuse

If usable, consider donating to:

 

Goodwill, Elmsford

https://www.goodwillnynj.org/

(914) 347-4376

 

Salvation Army     

salvationarmy.org

800-958-7825

Recycle

E-waste can be recycled curbside by scheduling a Wednesday special pickup.  Make an appointment for pickup here:

https://croton.seamlessdocs.com/f/metalpickup

Disposal

Please recycle.  This item cannot be disposed of in the trash.

VHS Tapes

Reuse

Craigslist - Barter, sell and wanted classifieds.

eBay - Buy, sell, trade.

Recycle

Greendisk - (800) 305-3475

Greendisk takes all forms of electronic media and their cases. They call it technotrash. The technotrash is cleaned, degaussed, erased and otherwise cleansed of any information. Greendisk reuses what it can and resells it, or recycles what cannot be reused. For a full menu of services, technotrash they accept, and fees, go to their website: https://www.greendisk.com/gdsite/default.aspx

 

 

Disposal

This item can be placed with waste.

Washing Machines

Reuse

If in good condition, please consider donating:

Green Demolitions - Green Demolitions accepts kitchens, appliances (less than 5 years old), bathrooms, home décor, architectural artifacts, building materials, art, and more. Go to website for more information. Green Demolitions supports outreach programs of All Addicts Anonymous. Phone: (888) 887-5211

Recycle

If you are replacing an old appliance with a new one, ask the retailer if the old appliance can be removed and recycled as part of the delivery and installation process.

If not in usable condition, this item is considered scrap metal and can be can be recycled curbside by scheduling a Wednesday special pickup.  Make an appointment for pickup here:

https://croton.seamlessdocs.com/f/metalpickup

 

Disposal

Please recycle.

Water Heaters

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

If you are replacing an old appliance with a new one, ask the retailer if the old appliance can be removed and recycled as part of the delivery and installation process.

If not in usable condition, this item is considered scrap metal and can be recycled curbside by scheduling a Wednesday special pickup.  Make an appointment for pickup here:

https://croton.seamlessdocs.com/f/metalpickup

Disposal

Please recycle.

Weed Killer

This material is hazardous waste and must be disposed of properly. This item cannot be placed with your waste for pickup.

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

Westchester County's Household Material Recovery Facility (H-MRF) is located on the Grasslands Campus at 15 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY.  Schedule a drop-off time here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/h-mrf-reservation

The County periodically holds a Household Recycling Day on a weekend at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights.  Most of the materials accepted at the H-MRF are also accepted on these days. More information here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/news/2583-household-material-reco...

 

Wheelchairs

Reuse

Afya Foundation - Supply donations are an integral part of Afya's work and are sought after and welcomed. Local drop off location is 140 Saw Mill River Road, Yonkers, NY 10701. Phone: (914) 920-5081

Recycle

If not in usable condition, this item is considered scrap metal.  Scrap metal can be recycled curbside by scheduling a Wednesday special pickup.  Make an appointment for pickup here:

https://croton.seamlessdocs.com/f/metalpickup

Disposal

Please recycle.

Window Air Conditioners

Because they contain chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), which are also known as Freon, air conditioners cannot be put out at curbside. Proper disposal is required.

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

You must have the Freon removed by a licensed technician. Once the Freon is removed and a label is affixed to the appliance, the appliance is considered scrap metal and can be recycled curbside by scheduling a Wednesday special pickup.  Make an appointment for pickup here:

https://croton.seamlessdocs.com/f/metalpickup

 

Disposal

Westchester County's Household Materials Recovery Facility is located on the Grasslands Campus: 15 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY.  Schedule a drop-off time here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/h-mrf-reservation

The County periodically holds a Household Recycling Day on a weekend at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights.  Most of the materials accepted at the H-MRF are also accepted on these days. More information here: https://environment.westchestergov.com/news/2583-household-material-reco...

Windows

Reuse

If in good condition, please consider donating:

 

Green Demolitions - Green Demolitions accepts kitchens, appliances (less than 5 years old), bathrooms, home décor, architectural artifacts, building materials, art, and more. Phone 973-461-2339 or go to website for more information: https://renovationangel.com/donate-form 

Recycle

If the window frame is made of aluminum or steel, this is considered scrap metal and can be recycled on Wednesdays by special appointment: https://croton.seamlessdocs.com/f/metalpickup

 

Disposal

This item may be considered waste and placed for pickup, but the other disposal options outlined under "Reuse" and "Recycle" will avoid it going to a landfill or incinerator.

Windshield Wiper Fluid

This material is hazardous waste and must be disposed of properly. This item cannot be placed with your waste for pickup.

Reuse

Currently, there is no reuse option available for this item.

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

Westchester County's Household Material Recovery Facility (H-MRF) is located on the Grasslands Campus at 15 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY.  Schedule a drop-off time here:

https://environment.westchestergov.com/h-mrf-reservation

The County periodically holds a Household Recycling Day on a weekend at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights.  Most of the materials accepted at the H-MRF are also accepted on these days. More information here:

 https://environment.westchestergov.com/news/2583-household-material-reco...

 

 

Wine Bottles

Reuse

Recycle

Recycle in mixed bin. Must be empty and clean. No need to remove labels.

Disposal

Please recycle.

Wood, Lumber

Reuse

Recycle

Currently, there is no recycle option available for this item.

Disposal

Lengths up to 4 feet will be accepted with your curbside trash if bundled together.

Anything larger must be taken away by your contractor.

Yard Waste

Reduce/Reuse

Fallen branches and trees do not have to be removed, as long as they are not an obstruction.  They are a natural part of the ecosystem and provide habitat.  Branches and logs can be left where they are, or in a corner of the property to decompose. 

Recycle

Whenever possible, compost leaves, branches and other organic debris. If you have wooded property, organic debris will naturally decompose if raked or swept into the woods and left there.  It will recycle needed nutrients back into the soil.

Leaves can be shredded with a lawnmower and left to fertilize your lawn.  They will decompose over the winter.

For more information visit Leave Leaves Alone, created by Bedford 2030, at   https://www.leaveleavesalone.org/

Disposal

Residents are strongly encouraged to keep leaves on their properties by composting.

The Village of Croton-on-Hudson DPW collects yard waste curbside during the spring, summer and fall months.  All yard waste must be placed in biodegradable leaf bags or open top garbage cans.  Yard waste in plastic bags will not be collected. Yard waste put out with the garbage  or mixed in with the garbage will not be collected. No more than ten bags or three open top garbage cans per pickup.

Accepted: small twigs, flowers, hedge trimmings in biodegradable yard waste bags. Small branches will be collected provided they meet the following criteria: 1) Cut into lengths not to exceed 4 feet; 2) Tied into bundles not exceeding 18” in diameter; 3) Not more than two bundles of small branches per collection.

Not accepted: Tree trunks, stumps, large limbs over 4” in diameter, shrubs and bushes, bagged leaves or grass clippings,, dirt, sod, stones, concrete, bricks, lumber, and railroad ties.

Yard waste is collected curbside twice monthly April-October.  The schedule can be found here: https://www.crotononhudson-ny.gov/public-works/pages/garbage-collection-...
 

Yogurt Containers

Reduce/Reuse

 

Recycle

All plastic containers #1-7 can be rinsed and placed in the mixed recycling bin. Aluminum tops should be removed, rinsed, and placed in the mixed recycling bin as well.

Disposal

Please recycle.

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