The county's Treasure Hunt application is unavailable until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Remember you can donate items to local charities or participate in online groups that serve as a forum to exchange items, such as WestchesterFreeshare and WestchesterNYFreecycle. You must have a Yahoo! account to use these programs. WestchesterNYFreecycle maintains a “two strikes, you’re out” policy to guarantee proper participation. If you are a business or institution, please check out organizations who specialize in reuse services, such as Reuse Marketplace.
If you are an individual and would like to dispose of unwanted electronics, we offer a variety of options for donating and recycling these items. If you're a business looking to dispose of obsolete or unusable computer equipment, contact a Electronics Recycling vendor.
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If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact the Westchester County Recycling Helpline at (914) 813-5425.
To schedule a MRF tour for your organization, please complete and submit the form below. Please note: tours are limited to groups of 45 people or less. If you need more information, call the Westchester County Recycling Office at (914) 813-5964. Someone will get back to you to confirm your appointment.
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Westchester County's DEF conducts Mobile Shredding and Drug Disposal Events, as well as Food Rescue Forums. If you need to dispose of hazardous materials, shred documents, or want to learn more about food rescue initiatives, please visit us at the Household Material Recovery Facility.
Service at the events works on a first-come-first-served basis. In extreme weather, when working conditions are deemed unsafe, events may be cancelled or terminated early. Be advised that on occasion, at a highly attended event, the Mobile Shredder unit can reach its maximum capacity for paper shredding before closing time. Although infrequent, residents should be aware of this and open minded of the possibility of an early closure. On the day of an event, residents can call the county's Recycling HelpLine at (914) 813-5425 to check on a cancellation or early closure.
For more information on recycling, visit any of these Web sites:
|New Paltz Reuse Center|
|The New Paltz Reuse Center is a non-profit community warehouse, open to the public, specializing in the redistribution of arts, education and building materials rescued from the business waste stream. Services provided include waste assessments, distribution of reusable business waste and workshops illustrating possible re-uses for such materials.|
|NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation|
|Official page of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for business recycling. Obtain information about its structure, management, policies, history, contacts, jobs and volunteer opportunities.|
|US EPA Conservation: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle|
|The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency site for general information on protecting our air, land and water. Information on environmental careers with the federal government and grants to help safeguard the natural environment and protect human health.|
|US EPA WasteWise|
|The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency official site for WasteWise: Preserving Resources, Preventing Waste. WasteWise is a free, voluntary program through which organizations eliminate costly municipal solid waste and select industrial wastes, benefiting their bottom line and the environment.|
|WestchesterFreeShare and WestchesterNYFreecycle|
|These online groups serve as a forum to exchange used but usable items. They help reduce waste by connecting individuals who are discarding goods with those who are seeking them. You must have a Yahoo! account to use these programs. WestchesterNYFreecycle maintains a "two strikes, you’re out" policy to guarantee proper participation.|