Coming Up: Zero Waste Day at Rye Playland – Nov. 3

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 You can protect our environment, recycle household waste, and help local nonprofit organizations — Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 am to 3 pm at Rye Playland’s parking lot.

Zero Waste Day is part of Westchester County’s ongoing Household Recycling Drop Off Days in 2018. Many items that cannot goo into regular garbage collection and recycling bins can be brought to Rye Playland’s parking lot.  They include:

E-waste and electronics: computers, printers, tv’s, vcr’s cameras, printers, and speakers.

Donations to local non-profits:  from beds to bicycles. Organizations include Guidance Center of Westchester, Furniture Sharehouse, Linking Handlebars, Operation Prom, Humane Society of Westchester ) See list of acceptable items and participating organizations here.

Mobile Shredder: Up to four file-sized boxes of papers per household. (Please remove large binder clips.)

Appliances with Freon: Freezers, refrigerators, dehumidifiers, air conditioners etc.

Items That Cannot Be Recycled at Curbside: Fire extinguishers, propane tanks (up to 20 pounds), batteries*, car tires (max. 4), mercury thermometers and thermostats, expired or unused pharmaceuticals. * Note: Alkaline and carbon-zinc batteries can be safely discarded with household trash.

If you have any questions or need more information, visit the website and send a message here.

What’s not accepted are:

ANYTHING THAT YOU CAN PUT IN YOUR REGULAR RECYCLING (GLASS, PAPER, PLASTIC, CANS)

PAINT – Oil & Latex; harden paint and put it out with the trash

MOTOR OIL – take to a service station or motor oil retail outlet

COMPRESSED GAS CYLINDERS – helium and oxygen tanks

SMOKE & FIRE DETECTORS – dispose of in trash

EXPLOSIVES – flares, fireworks, ammunition

MEDICAL WASTE – hypodermic needles, syringes, lancets

CELL PHONES, PHONES, OR PLASTIC BAGS

CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS

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For disposal information about the items above, call the recycling helpline at 2-1-1. Also note that the Household Material Recovery Facility (H-MRF) in Valhalla accepts items for special handling from Westchester residents on an appointment-only basis all year round.

 

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