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Household Recycling Day (HRD) at Sprain Ridge Park

Saturday, May 07, 2022  09:00am  03:00pm


Westchester County’s Department of Environmental Facilities (DEF) will be conducting a Household Recycling Day (HRD) Event on Saturday, May 7th, from 9 am to 3 pm at Sprain Ridge Park, 149 Jackson Avenue, Yonkers. The upcoming HRD event in Yonkers will be the second HRD event of 2022 and gives 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, special wastes found in a typical household, documents for shredding, and expired or unwanted medications; the County, for the first time, will also be accepting latex paint and textiles for recycling at the May 7th HRD Event.

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

  • Properly labelled household chemicals, such as:
    • Household cleaning products
    • Most automotive fluids (antifreeze, brake fluid, gasoline, but not motor oil)
    • Flammable liquids (kerosene, butane, lighter fluid, turpentine)
    • Metal, jewelry, and furniture polishes and waxes; wood preservatives
    • Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides, herbicides
    • Photographic and swimming pool chemicals
  • Batteries – only vehicle, rechargeable, or button cell
  • Textiles- footwear, clothing, linens, leather, small area rugs, and handbags
  • Latex and oil-based Paint, wood stains
  • 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, 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 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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Location     Sprain Ridge Park: 149 Jackson Avenue, Yonkers
Contact      Recycling Helpline: (914) 813-5425
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