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Westchester County’s Department of Environmental Facilities (DEF) will be conducting a Household Recycling Day (HRD) Event on Saturday, June 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at FDR Park, 2957 Crompound Rd., Rte 202, Yorktown. COVID-19 precautions are in place to allow DEF to once again host these events for County residents. Residents are should place items in their trunk or backseat, remain in their vehicles, and must wear masks while in the drop-off area.

In 2020, DEF hosted two HRD Events and residents delivered nearly 275,000 pounds of household waste and approximately 37,000 pounds of documents for shredding.

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 June 12 HRD event.

Generally, the items listed below are accepted for safe disposal or recycling.

Properly labelled household chemicals, such as:

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, visit www.westchestergov.com/recycling or call (914) 813-5425.

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

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