Last night I reported that residents were upset. Some people waited on long lines for the mobile shredder at greenburgh town hall And then was told the shredder could not accept more shredding. Two residents pointed out that there is another option- bring your shredding to the county facility at grasslands. Paul Feiner
The H-MRF accepts household hazardous waste and other items worthy of special handling from Westchester County residents on a year-round, appointment-only basis. Read our flier detailing these items.
The county also accepts hazardous chemicals and fluorescent bulbs from schools, institutions and businesses that qualify as a Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG). For more information regarding fees, appointments and what is acceptable, see ourapplication form.
Appointments for residentially generated waste can be made for Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2:50 p.m.
Residents can reserve a time slot today for appointments up to two weeks in advance. To make or cancel an appointment, call the Recycling HelpLine at (914) 813-5425 (the Recycling HelpLine is available 7 days a week from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.). You can also schedule your appointment on the reservations calendar. Use the calendar to find a date and time that is convenient for you and then click on it. A dialogue box will open for you to enter and submit your contact information.
To better serve Westchester County's residents, the Department of Environmental Facilities has improved operating efficiency at the H-MRF, allowing appointments in 2015 to be broken into five-minute increments.
Fees** apply if you live in Somers, North Salem, Lewisboro, Pound Ridge, Bedford, North Castle or New Castle. These seven municipalities do not contribute tax fees to the Refuse Disposal District No. 1 (RDD) that funds the construction and operation of the H-MRF. Only credit cards (Mastercard, Visa or Discover) will be accepted for fees payment. A minimum fee of $5.00 per appointment will be charged. To avoid fees at the H-MRF, residents in these seven municipalities are encouraged to learn about several other disposal options for special wastes that are free of charge. See fee schedule below.
In extreme weather, if working conditions are deemed unsafe, appointments will be cancelled. To verify closing due to weather conditions, call (914) 813-5425. You will also receive a cancellation e-mail under these circumstances.
Automotive fluids (except motor oil)
Metal, jewelry and furniture polish
Car tires (with or without rims) up to four per household
Pesticides, insecticides, herbicides
Confidential documents for shredding. Up to four file boxes (10" x 12" x 15") of PERSONAL DOCUMENTS will be accepted per appointment. The shredder has a limited capacity.*
Photo and swimming pool chemicals
Kerosene and other flammable liquids
Mercury thermometers, thermostats
Wood preservatives and stains
Electronic waste (e.g., computers and peripherals, televisions, cell phones, etc.)
Fluorescent light bulbs*
(including CFLs and tube-shaped fluorescent bulbs)
Freon-containing household appliances
(e.g., air conditioners, refrigerators and dehumidifiers)
(including vehicle batteries and button cell)
Expired or unused pharmaceuticals(This is available once a month only.See the schedule and book an appointment on the appropriate date. Prescription or over-the-counter medications must be in their original bottle or container.)
Construction and demolition debris
(including wood and shingles)
Non-rechargeable alkaline and carbon zinc batteries (dispose in trash)
Asbestos (Under NO circumstances will asbestos be accepted)
Please contact an asbestos abatement company.
Smoke and fire detectors
(dispose in trash)
Medical waste (exceptpharmaceuticals)
Sharps (medical needles and syringes)
Paint (oil and latex)- Harden and dispose in trash
Explosives (i.e., fireworks, bullets and flares--call your local police department for instructions)
Plastic Bags (bring to large retailer)
Curbside recyclables (glass, metal,
plastic, cardboard and paper products)
Papers from businesses, institutions or commercial enterprises will not be accepted for shredding. County staff will reject any paper identified as commercial or institutional.
Pound Ridge, Bedford, North Castle and New Castle
Hazardous Waste, miscellaneous waste, old or expired medications
$0.75/lb. (best disposal option in Westchester County)
Freon-containing household appliances and large appliances(refrigerators, stoves, A/C’s, dehumidifiers), large televisions (inc. projection, tube, box, cabinet or CRT style tvs)
Small electronics (toasters, lamps, etc.), flatscreen displays (plasma, lcd and flatscreen tvs)
$5.00/unit (many municipalities collect these items locally - check with your local municipality for more information)
Vehicle Batteries (including lead acid)
All other batteries (re-chargeable batteries)
$2.00/lb. - $2.00 minimum (throw away alkaline and carbon zinc batteries)
Gas, Propane and BBQ Tanks
$5.00 each (no tires from large or commercial vehicles)
Confidential paper for shredding
$5.00 flat fee (maximum of 4 file boxes)
$0.50 per bulb or $0.25 per foot for tube style bulbs
** Note: Charges reflect our disposal and administrative costs. There are many free or lower cost disposal options available for most of these types of wastes throughout the county. The exception is hazardous chemicals that should be properly disposed at the facility. For more information, click on the links above or call the Recycling HelpLine at (914) 813-5425.
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