It is perfectly legal. And environmentally friendly!
Westchester County is holding its semi-annual "Household Recycling Day" at Playland this Friday and Saturday. Show the kids what grown men in bio-hazard suits look like.
Get rid of all those old nasty chemicals in the garage, the propane tank you don't use, old medications, batteries, appliances, TVs and computers. The county is also accepting air conditioners this year which is a terrific benefit – it usually costs $50-75 to have a technician remove the freon before the Rye public works department will pick one up.
Drop off hours:
Friday, Nov. 7, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 8, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Playland Park, Rye (in the parking lot)
Take I-95 to Exit 19/Playland Parkway. Proceed to end of Parkway. Follow signs.
Here is what's accepted:
At Household Recycling Days, residents may drop off household waste that cannot be set out for curbside collection or recycling. Residential chemicals only. Materials from businesses, institutions and schools will not be accepted.
Follow these simple rules:
Remember to close all bags and bottles tightly.
All chemicals must be in original or labeled containers.
Place all chemicals in a sturdy box and in the trunk of your car.
There is no fee, but pre-registration is required for 100 pounds or more of solid material or 25 gallons or more of liquid. To pre-register, call 211 for the Recycling Help Line.
Fawn Hall would love this one… The Mobile Shredder is available for residents only. Bring your personal papers to be shredded on-the-spot at no charge.
Get a mercury-free oral thermometer for free when you trade in your old mercury-filled thermometer, compliments of Wheelabrator Westchester, L.P. One per customer while supplies last.
The following items are accepted:
Most automotive fluids – antifreeze, brake fluid, gasoline
Flammable liquids – kerosene, butane, charcoal fluid, turpentine
Metal, jewelry and furniture polishes, wood preservatives, pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, photographic and swimming pool chemicals
Fluorescent light bulbs
Propane tanks (2, 5, 10 and 20 pound tanks)
Batteries – auto, alkaline, rechargeable and button cell
Mercury thermometers and thermostats
E-waste – computer monitors, TV’s, computer towers, accessories, printers, fax machines, cell phones, small appliances – toasters, blenders, radios, stereos, speakers, lamps
White waste – washers, dryers, freezers, stoves, refrigerators
Car tires (maximum 10)
Expired or unused pharmaceuticals – both prescription and over the counter
Plastic grocery bags – bring in 20 bags or more and get a free reusable shopping bag – while supplies last.
The following items are not accepted. For disposal information, call the Recycling HelpLine at 211.
Paint – oil and latex paint can be included with household trash in solid form. Air dry and use kitty litter or waste paint hardener. Exception: Rye Brook, White Plains and Yorktown residents must dispose of empty or hardened paint cans on bulk pick-up days.
Motor oil – take to service station or motor oil retail outlet
Compressed gas cylinders – helium and oxygen tanks
Smoke and fire detectors
Explosives – flares, fireworks, ammunition
Medical waste – hypodermic needles
Materials from commercial and institutional users