November 7, 2018 -- Saturday, November 2 was Westchester County’s final Household Recycling Day (HRD) for 2018 – but you don’t have to wait until next year to dispose of hard to get rid of waste. Westchester County’s Household Material Recovery Facility (H-MRF), located at 15 Woods Road in Valhalla, is open year-round.

Beginning on January 1, 2019, the H-MRF will be open from Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., accepting all of the household waste materials that can be collected at a HRD. Through December 31, the H-MRF is available to residents on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Residents who are interested in dropping off materials should contact the Westchester County Recycling HelpLine at (914) 813-5425 to make an appointment.

In addition to properly labelled household chemicals and other special wastes found in a typical household, residents can bring documents for shredding, and expired or unwanted medications for disposal on the first Tuesday of each month.  

Generally, the following items are accepted for safe disposal or recycling at the H-MRF: 

  • Properly labelled household chemicals, such as:

  • Household cleaning products

  • Most automotive fluids (antifreeze, brake fluid and 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

  • BBQ propane tanks (up to 20 pounds)

  • Mercury containing devices (thermometers and thermostats)

  • Electronic waste (TVs, computer monitors and towers)

  • Expired or unwanted medications, both over-the-counter and prescription

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

  • Tires

Items that will not be accepted 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 you can bring to the H-MRF, visit or call (914) 813-5425.