The following blog post was written by PleasantvilleRecycles.org members Christin Ogryzlo and Sharon AvRutick.
There are many alternatives to keep your throwaways out of the trash. Plus, mark you calendar for spring recycling events!
1 - DONATE TO CHURCH RUMMAGE SALES
: April 27–28
Drop-off: April 23–24
Check for times and details: www.pvillepresby.org
: April 28
Drop-off: April 23–25
Check for times and details: www.briarcliffchurch.org, 914.432.7965
First Congregational Church, Chappaqua: May 4–5 & Bargain Barn May 9–10
Drop-off: April 23–May 2
Not accepted: TVs, computers, large exercise equipment, winter sports items, winter clothing, books
Check for times and details: www.fcc-chappaqua.org, 914. 238-4411
Presbyterian Church of Mt. Kisco: June 8–9
Drop-off: June 3–6
Not accepted: large appliances.
Check for times and details: www.pcmk.org, 914.666.7001
2 - TAKE ADVANTAGE OF RECYCLING EVENTS
Saturday, April 14 - Free Electronic Recycling
901 Pleasantville Rd, Pleasantville (10:00am-2:00pm)
Acceptable items: computer, monitors, printers, laptops, TVs, cell phones, stereo equipment, microwaves, large household appliances, and more!
Not accepted: refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, and dehumidifiers, items containing biohazards, hazardous waste, liquids, fluorescent bulbs, smoke detectors, or radioactive materials.
For more information visit www.5Rprocessors.com or call 847.354.5324
Saturday, April 21 - North Castle’s Zero Waste Day
North Castle Town Hall, Armonk (9:00am–3:00pm)
Drop off clothing, furniture, e-waste, bicycles, pet supplies, paper for shredding, scrap metals, and more. This is a very well run event. Volunteers will take things from your car—all you have to do is drive through. Details at: www.northcastleny.com
Saturday, April 21 - PleasantvilleRecycles Day: Sports Equipment & Bike Collection
, 1 Village Lane, Pleasantville (9:00am–3:00pm)
Sports Equipment Collection: Soccer, baseball, lacrosse, football & field hockey, racquets of all types, cleats, pads and shin guards and various small sports items.
Visit our booth on Pleasantville Day, May 19 and pick-up sports equipment we've collected
Bike Collection: Bikes & bike parts in any condition. Bicycles and bike parts will be donated to the nonprofit Recycle-A-Bicycle
3 - DONATE YOUR ITEMS
- Goodwill store on 9A in Elmsford is open every day (10:00am–8:00pm); phone: 914.347.4376.
- Habitat for Humanity’s Habitat ReStore (www.hfhwrestore.blogspot.com/)
- Furniture Sharehouse accept furniture and other large items (www.furnituresharehouse.org).
Don’t leave them out with the trash!
4 - SELL YOUR ITEMS
- Have a tag sale (maybe your neighbors would like to collaborate on a large one)
- Use Craigslist or eBay
- Try a consignment shop—we’ll provide a complete listing of these shops in a future column.
5 - GIVE YOUR STUFF AWAY
You won’t believe how many people will be eager to stop and pick up whatever you’ve got, from a box of buttons to a swing set:
- Use The Freecycle Network (www.freecycle.org)
- Westchester County’s Treasure Hunt (http://environment.westchestergov.com/treasure-hunt).
- Get free home pick-up, for example from: Big Brothers Big Sisters, 1-877-3992570 or Vietnam Veterans Of America, 1-800-775-Vets
6 - MORE RESOURCES
Westchester County’s new permanent Household Material Recovery Facility at 15 Woods Road in Valhalla will open on April 12!
Dispose of hazardous materials safely! The facility will accept household hazardous materials including: e-waste (TVs, computers, monitors, peripherals, cell phones), flammable liquids, fluorescent light bulbs and CFLs, pesticides, insecticides, swimming pool chemicals, automotive fluids, fire extinguishers, pharmaceuticals, and more.
Make an appointment and find all the details at http://environment.westchestergov.com/new-h-mrf. For more information call the County Recycling HelpLine at 914.813.5425.
PleasantvilleRecycles.org A–Z Recycling Guide, “How to Recycle (Almost) Everything”
Check our extensive list for more recycle alternatives. We also post ideas on how to reuse things.