One of the most significant environmental contributions we can all make on a daily basis is to reduce, reuse and recycle our waste. These practices are good not only for the environment but also for our economy and our communities.
Here are a few tips and resources for disposing of and recycling items that are not collected in our curbside trash or recycling:
Village Hall offers convenient drop off for cell phones and unused medications
Drop off cell phones for recycling at a container in the lobby of Village Hall. Bronxville HS students, concerned about the U.S.’s 9.4 million tons of annual e-waste, have developed a program called iTRAID to recycle phones responsibly.
Dispose of unused medications at the Police Station’s collection bin. Only pills are accepted. Liquids and needles are not accepted. Never put medications in the trash or down the sink/toilet.
Westchester Household Material Recovery Facility (H-MRF) accepts most household hazardous waste and other items worthy of special handling. The facility is located in Valhalla and is available to Westchester County residents on a year-round, appointment-only basis. See the list of accepted items below and check out the County website for more specific information on items and to schedule appointments.
New! Textiles (including shoes, sneakers, boots and cleats, belts, handbags, scarfs, hats/gloves, sheets, towels and blankets)
Kerosene and other flammable liquid
Electronic waste (computers, printers, televisions, cell phones, most appliances)
Refrigerant-containing household appliances (air conditioners, refrigerators, and dehumidifier)
Expired or unused pharmaceuticals
Polish for metals, jewelry and furniture
Pesticides, insecticides, herbicides
Chemicals for swimming pools and photography
Fluorescent light bulbs (including CFLs and tube-shaped fluorescent bulbs)
Rechargeable batteries (including vehicle batteries and button cell)