CHEMICALS & TRASH DO NOT MIX!
When tossed into the garbage, chemicals may injure sanitation workers, react on the truck or pollute the air when incinerated. To insure proper disposal refer to the link for the location of Westchester County's Household Material Recovery Facility (H-MRF). There is no charge for Yorktown residents to drop their eligible materials off, but you must schedule an appointment by calling (914) 813-5425 or www.Westchestergov.com/recycling.
In compliance with the Clean Air Act Amendment, the Town of Yorktown meets safe disposal requirements and ensures proper removal of refrigerants from appliances collected by the Town for disposal.
USED MOTOR OIL
Five (5) gallons of USED MOTOR OIL will be accepted from residents at Yorktown's Highway and Central garages, Monday - Friday; 7:00 am - 2:00 pm (excluding Town holidays). The used motor oil is poured into a self-feeding used-oil tank to heat the Highway and Central garages.
NOTE: bring automotive fluids such as antifreeze and gasoline to Westchester County's Household Material Recovery Facillity (H-MRF).
DEPOTS FOR RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES
Nickel-cadmium rechargeable batteries contain toxins. Please ensure that rechargeable batteries be recycled by bringing them to the
Refuse & Recycling Department
2279 Crompond Road
In accordance to the NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation, dispose alkaline & carbon zinc batteries in your household trash.
RECYCLE CELL PHONES
Drop-off old cell phones (regardless of wireless carrier) to Yorktown's Refuse & Recycling Office.
The phones will be refurbished by Verizon's Hopeline program and distributed to victims of domestic violence.
Questions? call Westchester County's Recycling Office (914) 813-5441.
DISPOSE MEDICAL SHARPS - SAFELY
The best way to protect trash haulers from improperly discarded medical waste is to contain used syringes, needles and lancers in a puncture-proof plastic container with a tight-fitting screw top. A plastic soda bottle or bleach bottle is good. Dispose the sealed container in with your kitchen trash; never put the sharps container in a recycling bin.
Radiological Medication residuals should NOT be disposed of in the trash:
If you or your pets are receiving medical treatment involving radioactive materials, all personal items that absorb body fluids should be returned to the health care facility where the treatment was administered, for proper disposal. If you have questions call the Westchester County Health Department (914) 813-5000.