Household Recycling Day Set For Westchester Residents

PEEKSKILL, NY — Westchester County’s Department of Environmental Facilities will be conducting a Household Recycling Day event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Charles Point Resource Recovery Facility, 3 John Walsh Blvd., in Peekskill.

The upcoming event in Peekskill will be the fifth HRD event of 2022, giving residents across the county an opportunity to conveniently and safely dispose of their household wastes.

In addition to properly labelled household chemicals, tires, scrap metal, electronics, appliances, and other special wastes found in a typical household, residents can bring documents for shredding and expired or unwanted medications for disposal to the Sunday event.

Residents should place items in their trunk or backseat and remain in their vehicles while staff unload vehicles in the drop-off area.

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

Properly labeled household chemicals, such as:

  • Household cleaning products
  • Most automotive fluids (antifreeze, brake fluid, gasoline but not motor oil)
  • Flammable liquids (kerosene, butane, lighter fluid, turpentine)
  • Metal, jewelry and furniture polishes and waxes; wood preservatives
  • Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides, herbicides
  • Photographic and swimming pool chemicals

Batteries – only vehicle, rechargeable, or button cell

Fluorescent light bulbs & CFLs

Fire extinguishers

Barbecue propane tanks (up to 20 pounds)

Mercury containing devices (thermometers and thermostats)

Electronic waste (TVs, computer monitors and towers)

Expired or unwanted medications, both OTC and prescription

Personal documents for shredding (limit of four file-size boxes per household)

Tires

Items that will not be accepted and should not be brought to the Household Recycling Day include paint (both latex and oil), non-rechargeable alkaline and carbon zinc batteries (they can be safely discarded in the trash), motor oil, smoke detectors, cell phones, explosives (flares, fireworks, ammunition), construction debris and hypodermic needles. Also, waste from businesses, schools or other institutions will not be accepted.

For more information on what to bring to this event, go here or call 914-813-5425.

If you are unable to attend the Peekskill event, you can still dispose of your hard-to-get-rid-of household waste by making an appointment for the county’s Household-Material Recycling Facility (H-MRF), 15 Woods Road, Valhalla. The H-MRF is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. by appointment, and accepts the same items that are accepted at the HRD events. For more information about the H-MRF or to make an appointment, visit go to this website or call 914-813-5425.

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