How do I dispose of electronics in Westchester County?

How do I dispose of electronics in Westchester County? Many Westchester County municipalities offer drop-off programs or curbside pickup for their residents. E-waste drop-off containers are located at some municipal DPW yards throughout the county. Contact your local Municipal Recycling Office for more details.

What can be recycled in Westchester County? 

Residential Recycling
  • Glass Bottles & Jars. Recycle all food and beverage containers- clear and colored glass.
  • Cardboard. Flatten or cut boxes to a maximum size of 3ft.
  • Newspapers Magazines & Mixed Paper. Recycle all weekly and daily newspapers, including glossy inserts.
  • Plastic Containers.

Is Styrofoam recyclable Westchester? Styrofoam and other plastic packaging materials should not be placed in your recycling bin. However, packaging outlets such as Mail Boxes Etc. and The UPS Store, located throughout Westchester County, do take back Styrofoam, bubble wrap and other packaging materials.

Are milk cartons recyclable in Westchester County NY? Westchester County Department of Environmental Facilities

Curbside Recycling Guide are available to understand what types of cardboard, plastics, glass, metal, and cartons can be recycled in Westchester: Our Recycle Right Brochure describing County recycling procedures is available for home printing.

How do I dispose of electronics in Westchester County? – Additional Questions

Does White Plains have a recycling program?

The City is partnering with HELPSY, a White Plains textile recycling company that either redistributes the fabrics or up-cycles them into other uses, rather than sending them to landfills. Drop off any fabric that is clean and dry.

What are commingled recyclables?

Commingled recycling, or single-stream recycling, is the system in which all plastic, metals, paper, and other recyclables are mixed into a single collection truck. This means residents do not need to sort these recyclables beforehand; they are sorted by when they arrive at a material recovery facility (MRF).

What happens to mixed recycling?

Your mixed recycling is sorted/segregated

After this the various materials are sent off to recyclers such as paper mills, glass furnaces, metal smelters/ furnaces and plastic processors to be turned into new materials to manufacture new products. How does this happen?

Is cardboard single stream?

Single-stream recycling is a system in which all recyclables, including newspaper, cardboard, plastic, aluminum, junk mail, etc., are placed in a single bin or cart for recycling.

Is single-stream recycling better?

Single-stream recycling has two main advantages: Since it’s so much easier than sorting out recyclables for individuals, it increases household recycling rates, and since it’s easier to dump one can of stuff into a collection truck with one compartment, it saves cities money.

What is meant by commingle?

Definition of commingle

transitive verb. 1 : to blend thoroughly into a harmonious whole … that fine and funny book, in which horror and laughter are commingled …— William Styron.

How are commingled recyclables separated?

The Commingled Recycling Sorting Process:

Recyclable items are transferred onto a series of deck screens. Here, heavier items drop through to the bottom screens and leave paper, cardboard and lighter materials at the top. Heavy materials are sent under a magnet to remove metal items like cans or tins.

What is a commingled bin?

Commingled Recycling. Dry and clean recyclables such as rigid plastics, paper, cardboard, steel and aluminium can be collected in a single bin for recycling. This is the most common recycling stream for households and businesses.

What is co mingled rubbish?

Commingled waste such as glass jars, aluminium cans, steel cans and plastic bottles and containers can be recycled and are most commonly found in office or household environments. Note paper, cardboard and food waste do not belong in this bin.

What do you put in the yellow bin?

Recycling bin (yellow lid)
  • Clean paper and cardboard (newspapers, magazines, junk mail, envelopes, egg cartons, cardboard boxes – flattened).
  • Juice and milk cartons.
  • Glass bottles and jars.
  • Aluminium/steel cans and lids.
  • Aerosol cans (empty).

What are the Colours of recycle bins?

The colours used for the different types of recycling and waste bins can vary from business to business, however these are the colours commonly used:
  • BLUE: Paper and cardboard.
  • GREEN: Glass bottles and jars.
  • RED – Plastic bottles and packaging.
  • GREY or BLACK –Tins and cans.

Can paper containing confidential information be placed into the co mingled recycling waste stream?

Can businesses take waste paper to recycling centres? Businesses should never dispose of confidential data at recycling centres. To do so would be a breach of GDPR. It would also risk the personal data of customers, sensitive business information, and data that could contain personally identifiable information.

What items should never be placed into bagged waste streams?

NO empty packaging, cotton wool, sterets, gloves etc. NO empty packaging, cotton wool, sterets, gloves etc. NO paper towels, cotton wool, sterets, gloves etc. Clinical and offensive waste must be discarded into the appropriate bags/bins.

What is the maximum kitchen bins should be filled?

For each individual household an external cupboard or designated storage space is needed, capable of holding at least two ordinary dustbins, whose specification conforms to BS 792 or BS 4998, or alternatively space or holders for at least two rubbish sacks, each of about 100 litre capacity.

When throwing away any paper from sensitive documents Where would you dispose of it?

Check all paper waste that you throw away – if it contains personal or sensitive data, it needs to be securely shredded. Use the confidential waste bin or cross-cut shredder in your workspace for document disposal. Don’t leave confidential waste in bags in public areas.

Why is shredding not a good idea?

Paper shredders increase security risks. You shred your documents to prevent identity theft and maintain the confidentiality of your information. But your paper shredding machine doesn’t offer the most secure method for completely destroying confidential information.

How do you destroy a large amount of paper?

Shredding is a common way to destroy paper documents and is usually quick, easy and cost-effective. Many retailers sell shredders for use within your office or premises, enabling you to shred and dispose of the documents yourself.