TAKE BACK DAY is sponsored by the Village of Bronxville with support from the Bronxville Green Committee and DPW to collect resident clothing, electronics and other household donations or hard to dispose of waste to ensure they are either reused or recycled. By participating, we can greatly reduce our household waste streams and take important steps to ensure the health of our local environment.
Two Drop-Off Sites:
1) Shredding: Elementary School Parking Lot, for drop-off of sensitive documents to be shredded. Line up along Midland Avenue, going south as you would for school drop-off and pick-up.
Up to four file-sized (10”x12”x15”) boxes of personal confidential papers per household. The county requests that you remove all large binder clips and covers. Junk mail and newspapers belong in your recycling bin at home. Keep in mind that once the county’s mobile shredder is full, it won’t be able to accept more items, so plan to arrive early.
2) Other Donations: Palumbo Place behind Village Hall; From Midland Avenue, enter and exit Palumbo Place.
Below are the items that were collected at the October 2023 event. Stay tuned for updates on our June 2024 event!
Electronics for safe dismantling and recycling by Westchester County, including desktops, laptops, and tablets; TVs; FAX machines, VCRs, printers, and related cords, (no batteries) By New York State law, all electronics must be kept out of the regular waste stream.* (see below Westchester County security policies)
Almost new baby clothing, shoes, boots, (sizes 0-16 months), swaddle blankets, baby carriers, diaper bags, books (but no religious books) and toys for newborns up to age 5*
Gently used clothes, clothing accessories, purses, backpacks, curtains (no hardware), table linens, bed linens, and shoes*
*Collected by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Family Services of Westchester; proceeds support youth mentoring programs.
Please show your respect to the staff of Bronxville’s Department of Public Works by NOT bringing items that are not accepted on Take Back Day. Items in boxes and bags should be closed securely in trunks or hatchbacks, or on backseats. As much as possible, allow volunteers to unload items for you.
Also check out our Waste Not tab for a quick refresher on recycling rules and tips and information on how to dispose of and recycle items that are not included in curbside pickup.
Thank you for your continued support!
*Westchester County takes e-waste concerns very seriously: all materials collected by the county are delivered to a licensed electronic waste dismantler that removes and erases information on data storage devices, dismantles all components, and sells materials directly to electronics manufacturers domestically and abroad. In 2013, the county diverted over 1,700 tons of electronics from residents, which would otherwise have been incinerated. Visit the county website for more information.