DPW Garbage and Recycling Policies and Procedures

DPW POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

(As per Chapter 125 Garbage and Recycling of Village Code)

Limitations on refuse

Each pickup from any property will be limited to two (2) rigid, water tight, metal or plastic containers each having a capacity not to exceed thirty-two (32) gallons or a weight of fifty (50) pounds.  Containers must be placed curbside, no earlier than four hours before sundown on the day before scheduled pickup day. To expedite delivery, such containers should preferably have removable (not hinged or connected) tight fitting metal or plastic covers.

Owners of Multifamily properties shall place refuse for pickup in 1.5 cubic yard dumpsters placed in a single location suitable to the Department of Public Works.

Properties using DPW service for pickup of additional amounts, or properties subject to dumpster collection by DPW, will be assessed an additional fee.

Limitations on recycling

Commingled recyclable materials must be placed curbside in containers no larger than 32 gallons and weighing no more than 35 lbs.

Recyclable paper materials must be placed in a separate container no larger than 14 gallons and weighing no more than 35 lbs.

No pickup of hard cover books, paperback books, plastic bags, Styrofoam, plastic toys, wrapping paper.

Acceptable items: Newsprint, magazines, junk mail, telephone books, corrugated paper cardboard, glass food and beverage containers, metal food and beverage containers, HDPE and PET plastics (coded 1 thru 7), aluminum trays, pizza boxes, wax cartons.

Each recycling collection is limited to no more than four (4) bins of comingle material and four (4) bins of paper materials, each not to exceed 35 lbs.

Properties using DPW service for pickup of additional recycling amounts, or properties subject to dumpster collection by DPW, will be assessed an additional fee.

 

RULES FOR ORGANIC WASTE

BAGGED LEAVES & GRASS CLIPPINGS:  Bagged leaves will be picked up curbside from April 1st to November 1st, on your Recycle Wednesday.  They must be in brown paper bags only.  No cardboard boxes, plastic bags, etc.  From November 1st to January 1st, bagged leaves will be picked up during the bulk leaf pick-up days, not Recycle Wednesdays, as DPW makes repeated loops through all streets in the village.  From January 1st to April 1st, all leaf pick-up, including bagged leaf pickup, will be suspended.

BULK LEAVES:   Bulk leaves will be picked up curbside, as significant leaf drop begins, late October through the end of the year.  Bulk leaves (including bagged leaves), must be placed within the Village right of way (typically first 10 feet from roadway), and not on any Village road.  Do not mix sticks or brush with leaves.  DPW will pick up leaves on each street, as DPW crews complete ongoing laps throughout the Village, each lap taking two to three weeks to complete. Please do not call for scheduling; leaf collection will continue until complete.

BRUSH:   Branches must be less than 6” in diameter, cut no longer than 5’ in length, and TIED.  Each bundle must weigh no more than fifty (50) pounds.  Small, loose brush must be placed in paper bags for curbside pick-up on Recycle Wednesday.  Brush pick-up will be suspended annually from January 1st through April 1; however, brush will be picked up with Christmas trees during the month of January.

LOGS:   Logs and brush in excess of 6” diameter and longer than 5’ will not be picked up.  Property owners will have to make other arrangements for disposal.

CHRISTMAS TREES:  Christmas trees will be picked up during the month of January, curbside on your Recycle Wednesday.

NOTE:  All organic waste material meeting the above criteria can be dropped off at the D.P.W. yard at 10 Buckhout Road, all year, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Residents or their landscapers must sign in at the D.P.W. office.  Landscapers or other employees of residents must have a note with resident name, address and signature accompanying any dropped off material.

COMINGLE (CANS, BOTTLES, PLASTIC CONTAINERS)

Comingled materials will be picked up on your Recycle Wednesday.  Comingle material must be placed curbside in an open container, (no larger than 32 gallons and weighing no more than 35 lbs.).  Bagged commingle materials are not accepted.  Must be placed loosely in a container.  No more than four (4) bins will be accepted.

 

Accepted

Not Accepted

Metal food/beverage cans

Paint cans

Aluminum trays

Metal chemical cans

Aluminum foil

Metal coat hangers

Aerosol cans

Plastic bags

Waxed cartons (e.g., milk, juice, soup cartons)

Styrofoam

Plastics coded 1 through 7 (food and household containers)

Plastic chemical containers

Glass food/beverage containers

Plastic toys

 

Kitchenware

 

Window glass

 

All electronics (anything with a plug)

PAPER

Paper and cardboard materials will be picked up on your Recycle Wednesday.  Paper must be placed curbside and in an open container, or in a small cardboard box of paper bag, no larger than 14 gallons and weighing no more than 35 lbs.  No more than 4 bins will be accepted.

Accepted

Not Accepted

Newspaper

Hard cover books

Envelopes & junk mail

Paperback books

Magazines

Milk cartons (Considered Comingle)

Cereal & tissue boxes

Wrapping paper

Cardboard boxes (Flattened)

 

Pizza boxes

 

Telephone books

 

METAL/ELECTRONIC E-WASTE

All metal and electronic waste will be picked up Only by Appointment on your Recycle Wednesday.

Bulk metal or electronic waste items require a $40.00 fee for pick up, or may be dropped off at the DPW yard at Buckhout Road for no additional charge.  Please call D.P.W. office at (914) 941-9105.

                                                           

Appointment and Fee Required

Appointment Required

Refrigerator

TV under 35”

AC unit (Large)

Microwaves

Stove

Miscellaneous small metal items

Washing Machine

All other electronics (anything with a plug) including lamps, stereo equipment, computers, small appliances, etc.

Dryer

 

Dishwasher

 

Grills

 

TV 35” and over

 

Treadmill/exercise equipment

 

Hot water tank

 

Riding lawn mower

 

Miscellaneous bulk items

 

 

 

PAINT

Paint in cans must be hardened prior to disposal.  Open cans and harden paint by one of these methods:

  • Kitty litter
  • Speedy dry absorbent
  • Waste paint hardener

Leave lids off and dispose of dried cans in a garbage bag placed at the curb on your garbage pick-up day.

OTHER RECYCLABLE ITEMS NOT PICKED UP OR ACCEPTED BY D.P.W.

The Household Materials Recovery Facility run by Westchester County, accepts household hazardous waste and many recyclable items from residents on a year-round appointment only basis.  The facility is located on the Grassland’s Campus, 15 Woods Road, Valhalla, N.Y.  Open Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  For further information and to set up an appointment, please call (914) 813-5425, or visit them online at:  http://environment.westchestergov.com/facilities/h-mrf

Fluorescent/CFL bulbs, chemicals, stains, fire extinguishers, tires, propane tanks, automotive fluids (Not motor oil), vehicle batteries, all can be taken to the H-MRF.

Refuse Requiring Special Handling

Plastic Bags

Take plastic bags to local grocery store.

Motor Oil

Take to a service station (Free up to 5 gallons per person).

Vehicle Batteries

Take to retailer who sells them (Free up to 2 vehicle batteries per person)

Tires

Take to retailer who sells them (for nominal fee),
or take to H-MRF (up to 4 allowed).

Propane tanks

Take to retailer who sells them (for a nominal fee), or H-MRF.

Fluorescent/CFL bulbs

Take to H-MRF.

Automotive Fluids

Take Antifreeze, brake fluid, etc. to H-MRF, no motor oil.

Chemicals

Take to H-MRF.

Stains

Take to H-MRF.

Fire Extinguishers

Take to H-MRF.

 

 

 

  • Household Material Recovery Facility (H-MRF)

Fees for DPW Services

Special Fees for DPW Services

 

Bulk Metal, Large Appliance, Specified (large) Electronic Waste pickup (by appointment)

$40

Large bulk metal (requiring additional crew)

$100

 

 

32 Gallon container pickup Daily, annual fee

$600

32 Gallon container pickup Twice per Week, annual fee

$250

32 Gallon container pickup Twice per Month, annual fee

$125

1.5 Yard Dumpster pickup Daily, annual fee

$6000

1.5 Yard Dumpster pickup Twice per Week, annual fee

$2500

1.5 Yard Dumpster pickup Once per Week, annual fee

$2000