Harrison Residents: Are You Recycling Properly ? - Sound Shore Moms of Westchester

From Mayor Ron Belmont:

In a prior Mayor’s Column, I informed residents of the importance of proper recycling practices. Unfortunately, the Town is experiencing difficulties with improperly segregated recycling for collection.

Recently, this resulted in two full containers being reclassified as Municipal Solid Waste instead of recycling and it resulted in additional disposal costs to the Town.

The majority of the issues appear to be with the paper collections. Paper recycling has been placed in plastic bags. This is not permitted and the quantity is easily visible to county inspectors who then examine the load.

The inspectors also find plastic and glass bottles, metal food containers etc. mixed in with the paper. This results in the load being reclassified. The paper should be placed in a bin, tied in bundles or placed in a cardboard box.

No plastic bags are permissible.

I am requesting that residents properly segregate their household materials before placing them curbside.

The Town will be placing stickers on any curbside load which does not comply, andthe load will not be collected.

Please take note of the following Department of Public Works announcement: Be advised that any recycling that is mixed will be tagged and will not be collected until properly separated and then will be collected on the next scheduled collection day. Recycling is accepted in the standard Town Blue Bins or a recycle container that does not exceed 35 gallons.

Landlords, please share this information with your tenants.

Recycle = Yes*

  • Beverage cartons
  • All plastic containers coded #1 thru #7
  • Bottles
  • Cans

Recycle = Yes*

  • Newspapers, including glossy inserts
  • Telephone books
  • Brochures/Junk Mail
  • Paperback books
  • Cardboard boxes (flattened)

Recycle = No*

  • Foam plastic materials, popcorn packing material, film plastics,
  • plastic bags, vinyl, flower pots, 5 gallon plastic pails and pesticide-
  • herbicide containers.
  • Food soiled cardboard, such as pizza boxes
  • Hard cover books
  • Light bulbs
  • Window & mirror glass
  • Ceramics
  • Pesticides

*Partial list of what is accepted/not accepted.

See the following websites for additional information.

Contact Information:

Town/Village of Harrison Department of Public Works / Division of Sanitation
Dispatcher: 914-670-3200
Monday to Friday
6am – 2:30pm

Westchester County Recycling Help Line: 914-813-5400

7 Days a week
9am – 7pm
Via e-mail: [email protected]

DO NOT recycle your paper products in plastic bags.

Do NOT recycle pizza boxes – this is household garbage.

When in doubt, please check out the aforementioned information for proper disposal of your recycling.

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