Recycling

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:


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.

Recycling Resources

Uncertain what to recycle? 

Search for your item on Recyclopedia.

Download the Recyling Coach App, which is the most current place to find what to recycle where and when! 

According to Lou Vetrone, Deputy Commissioner of the Westchester County Department of Environmental Facilities, Westchester County continues to be able to sell all the recyclable material that our residents put out on the curb. Westchester's recyclables are considered very high quality on the recycling market because Westchester has maintained a "dual stream" recycling system. When we take the time at home and in our schools to separate our cardboard and paper from our rinsed plastics, metals and glass, we prevent the paper and cardboard from being "contaminated" and ruined by broken glass, residual food, etc.

Food Scraps

Food scraps are valuable, but not in your household recycling bin. Composting organic materials, such as food scraps, reduces the amount of waste that ends up in landfills or at combustion facilities. However, food scraps put in household recycling bins can actually ruin valuable recyclables and those equally valuable food scraps are lost as well. Let’s #RecycleRightNY - don’t cover your recyclables in food! Your plastics want to become clothing, carpeting, and playground equipment and your cardboard wants to become the box for your next doorstep delivery! Food, excess food residue, and liquids in your recycling bin can decrease the value of these items and prevent them from being made into new things. Help improve the quality of your recyclables by only putting items in your household recycling bin that your local recycling program accepts. Visit the DEC's website for more information at home composting

Learn more about Irvington's Food Scraps program here.

Textiles

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/

Non Recycleables

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