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Scarsdale Offers Expanded Recycling for Electronics, Textiles, Scrap Metal and More

EwasteMost of the items we use every day can be reused or recycled, and the Village has made it easier for residents to do just that. In addition to traditional paper & cardboard and commingled recycling, the Village has established seven more recycling streams described below.

To become part of these recycling streams, the following items can be brought to the Scarsdale Recycling Center (110 Secor Road), Monday – Saturday, 8am to 3pm:

FOOD SCRAPS: All food and food by-products, any condition. In addition to food scraps, soft paper products (napkins, paper towels, tissues) and natural products (e.g. paper coffee filters, tea bags, wood popsicle sticks, wood/bamboo chopsticks, wax paper) can be included. Food scraps are taken to a compost facility where they are turned into compost and used by landscapers, homeowners, and farmers. View the complete list of accepted items.

Food Scraps are picked up weekly by the Village or can be brought to the Recycling Center. Sign up for curbside pickup or access more information.

FURNITURE AND HOUSEHOLD ITEMS: Most types of furniture in good condition and not over-sized. Some household items such as small mirrors, lamps, mattresses, working appliances and TVs are also accepted. These furnishings are donated to Furniture Sharehouse, a non-profit organization that provides household furnishings free of charge to economically disadvantaged Westchester individuals and families. Please check the Furniture Sharehouse list of accepted items.

HOUSEHOLD ITEMS, TOYS AND SPORTS EQUIPMENT: Any small household item, toy, garden tool, bicycle or sports equipment in usable condition. Any electronics in working condition. The Village’s Take It or Leave It shed provides a place where residents can drop off any item in usable condition and take any item that they can use.

ELECTRONICS: Most electronics such as TVs, computers, printers, monitors, and cables and wiring. Not all items with a cord are accepted, so please consult the Village’s list of accepted items. Electronics are brought to a facility that takes them apart and separates each component, which are then recycled.

SCRAP METAL: Any metal, any size. Everything from nails and screws to file cabinets and barbecues. Items that are mostly metal but have a few non-metal components can also be included. Scrap metal is sold to a metal recycling facility where it is recycled into new products. Bulk metal items (e.g., large appliances) can also be left curbside for Village disposal, but only on one’s second trash pick-up of the week. View the list of bulk metal items that can be left at the curb.

TEXTILES: Textiles and shoes (e.g., clothing, blankets, towels, bed sheets). Even items that are torn. Please, no soiled or contaminated items. Textiles are sold to a textile recycling company that sorts the textiles by condition and repurposes or recycles them.

TENNIS BALLS: Tennis balls can be recycled at any of the Village tennis courts. Balls can be in any condition. The tennis balls are sent to a recycling company where they are ground up and then used as a subsurface for new tennis courts.

Additional Recycling Resources:
Scarsdale Recycling Guide
• Scarsdale Sanitation: publicworks@scarsdale.com or 914.722.1294 (Mon-Sat, 8am-3pm)

If you have an idea for additional recycling streams or have any questions, email Scarsdale’s Conservation Advisory Council.

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