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Household Recycling Day Event at FDR State Park in Yorktown- 4/23/22

Release Date: April 04, 2022


HRD Event to be held on Saturday, April 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

(White Plains, NY) – Westchester County’s Department of Environmental Facilities (DEF) will be hosting a Household Recycling Day (HRD) Event on Saturday, April 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at FDR State Park, 2957 Crompond Rd., Route 202, Yorktown. The upcoming HRD event in Yorktown will be the first of four HRD events planned for 2022, to give residents across the County an opportunity to conveniently and safely dispose of their household waste.   

In 2021, DEF held four HRD events that welcomed over 2,500 County residents, and accepted over 160,000 pounds of household waste for disposal. HRD events return in 2022 looking to reach even more residents. 

In addition to properly labelled household chemicals, tires, scrap metal, electronics, appliances and other special wastes found in a typical household, residents can bring documents for shredding and expired or unwanted medications for disposal to the HRD event on April 23.

Generally, the following items are accepted for safe disposal or recycling:

·         Properly labelled household chemicals, such as:
o   Household cleaning products
o   Most automotive fluids (antifreeze, brake fluid, gasoline, but not motor oil)
o   Flammable liquids (kerosene, butane, lighter fluid, turpentine)
o   Metal, jewelry, and furniture polishes and waxes; wood preservatives
o   Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides, herbicides
o   Photographic and swimming pool chemicals
·         Batteries – only vehicle, rechargeable, or button cell
·         Fluorescent light bulbs & CFLs
·         Fire extinguishers
·         BBQ propane tanks (up to 20 lbs.)
·         Mercury containing devices (thermometers and thermostats)
·         Electronic waste (TVs, computer monitors and towers)
·         Expired or unwanted medications, both OTC and prescription
·         Personal documents for shredding (limit of four (4) file-size boxes per household)
·         Tires

Items that will not be accepted and should not be brought to the Household Recycling Day include paint (both latex and oil), non-rechargeable alkaline and carbon zinc batteries (they can be safely discarded in the trash), motor oil, smoke detectors, cell phones, explosives (flares, fireworks, ammunition), construction debris and hypodermic needles. Also, waste from businesses, schools, or other institutions will not be accepted. 

For more information on what to bring to this event, visit or call (914) 813-5425.

If you are unable to attend the HRD Event, you can still dispose of your hard-to-get-rid-of household waste by making a convenient appointment for the County’s Household-Material Recycling Facility (H-MRF), 15 Woods Road, Valhalla.  The H-MRF is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. by appointment, and accepts the same items that are accepted at the HRD events. For more information about the H-MRF or to make an appointment, visit or call (914) 813-5425.

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