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You must call the DPW office at (914)989-1580 to schedule pick-up for large or bulk items that do not fit into your garbage for collection. Bulk pick-ups for non-metal items are scheduled for your second garbage day of the week and require at least 2 days prior notice to schedule. Large metal items are scheduled for Tuesdays and require at least 2 days prior notice to schedule.
You must call the DPW office at (914)989-1580 to schedule a bulk pick-up for paint cans. Bulk pick-ups are scheduled for your second garbage day of the week and require at least 2 days prior notice to schedule. All paint must be either dried up using cat litter or a chemical paint hardener, or remaining paint can be poured onto rags to dry it up. Lids must be taken off and left to the side.
Construction debris (including cement) must be removed by a private carter or the contractor that did the work. Westchester County provides a list of licensed private transfer stations & processing facilities, which can be found here.
Styrofoam can be placed outside with garbage.
Regular batteries can be put out with the household garbage.
Car batteries must be taken to a mechanic or gas station for disposal.
Carpeting must be cut into 4 feet lengths, rolled and tied up, then placed out with the garbage. If there is too much carpeting to fit into your regular garbage cart for collection, you must call the DPW office at (914) 989-1580 to schedule a bulk pick-up. Bulk pick-ups for non-metal items are scheduled for your second garbage day of the week and require at least 2 days prior notice to schedule.
These items must be placed in a leak, shatter and puncture-proof container with a screw top and labeled "Sharps" and put out with regular garbage.
For further information on disposal of medical waste, please refer to the County of Westchester website.
The Westchester County Household Material Recovery Facility accepts household hazardous waste and other items worthy of special handling from Westchester County residents on a year-round appointment-only basis. The H-MRF is located on the Grasslands Campus; 15 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY. Residents can reserve a time slot for appointments up to two weeks in advance. To make or cancel an appointment, call the Recycling Help Line at (194)813-5425. The Recycling Help Line is available seven days a week from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. For more information visit: http://environment.westchestergov.com/new-h-mrf
Recyclable cartons include both refrigerated "gable-top" and shelf-stable aseptic cartons, often used to contain:
Place these types of containers with other recyclable containers made of metal, glass, and plastic for collection: they should not be included with paper and cardboard recyclables. These cartons need to be empty and rinsed before being placed them in your commingled recycling cart.
Wire Hangers, like those from dry-cleaning are not accepted with household recycling as the wire can jam the machinery. The dry cleaner may accept them.