Available to download for free from the App Store or Google Play.


Westchester County’s Department of Environmental Facilities (DEF) partnered with Recycle Coach to launch a free mobile app to help make recycling and solid waste information more accessible to County residents.

‘Recycle Coach’ connects residents with their municipal collection schedules, shares local disposal and recycling information and supplies educational tools to help make it easier to recycle products. Users can access Recycle Coach from their desktop computers and mobile devices.

“Recycle Coach compliments DEF’s current education efforts including the Recycling HelpLine, website and educational flyers, offering another way for residents to access accurate recycling information.” Westchester County Executive George Latimer said. “DEF looks forward to working with municipalities to begin using this free app, boost participation and improve recycling rates countywide.”

Municipalities and their residents can utilize Recycle Coach to:

  • Stay organized with municipality-specific curbside collection and events calendars;
  • Receive collection reminders and real-time updates on service disruptions;
  • Help reduce the amount of contamination in the curbside recycling stream by learning how to make mindful and informed recycling decisions;
  • The comprehensive “What Goes Where?” search tool includes local disposal information and collection requirements for common and uncommon items;
  • Image Recognition tool uses your phone’s camera to take pictures to identify items and tell the user how to properly dispose of the item;
  • Share useful recycling tips

“Ultimately, the service takes the guesswork out of recycling, empowering residents to make smarter disposal decisions and take an active approach to reducing household waste. For Westchester, this will translate into higher recycling rates and less contamination in our recycling stream—a win-win for everyone,” said DEF First Deputy Commissioner Lou Vetrone

Users can access Recycle Coach for free from their desktop computers and mobile devices. The app can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play.

For more information, email or call the Recycling HelpLine at (914) 813-5425.