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Provisions within the county's Source Separation Law require private haulers and municipal haulers to report on solid waste collected in Westchester County. These reports enable Westchester County to fulfill one of its responsibilities as a New York State-designated "Solid Waste Planning Unit," which is to coordinate and analyze the solid waste generation and recycling efforts of all the municipalities and private haulers within its borders.

Private Hauler Report Form: First Half of 2024
Reporting is also a part of each company’s obligations for licensure by the Westchester County Solid Waste Commission. The current reporting period covers January 1 June 30, 2024. The cover letter and Private Hauler Report Form was sent to each licensed hauler and is also available here. Reports are due by August 16, 2024.

The Source Separation Law
The Source Separation Law (SSL)sets the parameters for recycling in Westchester and promotes waste reduction in the County by maximizing recycling efforts. The law defines the types of recyclables, requires the separation of solid waste from recyclables at the point of generation, and gives the Department of Environmental Facilities authority to enforce the law. The county examines the practices of licensed private haulers, municipalities, and waste generators at transfer stations, along collection routes and where garbage is generated and collected. Please reference the full law for more details, including information about the expansion to the SSL in 2024.