Always reduce use first, reuse whenever possible, and then Recycle Right!
If you are ever uncertain about what can be recycled, call the Westchester County Helpline at 914-813-5425
The Village of Irvington recycles:
- Plastic, glass, and metal (+ milk and juice cartons) can be commingled; items should be empty and rinsed.
- Paper/cardboard must be separated and broken down flat; DO NOT include wet or greasy paper.
- For everything else, "when in doubt, leave it out of the recycle bin".
- Soft plastics (e.g., plastic grocery bags, bubble wrap, mailers, etc.) cannot be commingled and should instead be recycled at your local supermarket.
Labeled recycling containers are available at local hardware stores; however, other suitable plastic containers (e.g., Rubbermaid storage bins) can also be used. It is important that recyclables not be placed inside of or commingled with plastic bags.
DPW has a collection schedule for your neighborhood, and a list of what can/cannot be recycled at the bottom.
The Farmers Market now offers a GreenTree Textile Recycling Bin every Sunday. This is an incredible organization that takes all of your old textiles (from sheets to skirts to shoes) and has people with special needs carefully sort them. Textiles in good condition are donated to those who are disadvantaged or who are in transition. Textiles that are worn get turned into rags or are repurposed by environmentally -minded manufacturers and designers. You can really feel good about tossing your hand-me-downs in this bin! Visit their website for additional drop off locations.
Mom's Organic: Corks, Batteries, Food Waste
This wonderful purpose-driven grocery store will take your batteries, corks as well as food waste. Enjoy shopping their well priced organic selection when you go: https://momsorganicmarket.com/newyork/
A volunteer-based recycling platform to collect non-recyclable waste on behalf of corporate donors, municipalities, and individuals to turn it into raw material to be used in new products. Learn more at Terracycle.com